“The Most Beautiful Villages in Switzerland “ is an independent association founded in 2015 with the aim of protecting, promoting and coordinating in a tourist network the Swiss Municipalities that, meeting the criteria set out in the quality character, are classified as such.

There are 43 villages officially classified including Grandvillard (Fribourg) which we visited yesterday.
The village owes its pastoral activity and the marketing of its cheeses to an era of prosperity in the 17th and 18th centuries. Proof of this can be seen in the richness of the houses which have been conserved really well. The entire village is like an open museum and although the houses can’t be visited inside, you can admire the 14 classified protected buildings which are described in the specific panels.

The best is to park your car and walk around the village to better admire it. Not to be missed: the small chapels scattered throughout the village, the old wooden houses, the churches and the cheese factories (closed during our visit). Few meters outside the village there is a small waterfall and nice picnic areas.






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