Michael Rampa

Welcome on our website. The english full version is under development and will be online soon. Please find hereunder the basic information about our castle and how to find us. If you need more information, please contact us at info@chateau-gruyeres.ch.


Gruyères Castle has stood proudly atop a verdant hill in the heart of Switzerland since the 13th century.

Surrounded by the magnificent panorama of the Alpine foothills, the medieval fortress has been home first to the counts who built it, then to the bailiffs of Fribourg, and finally the Bovy and Balland families from Geneva, before opening its doors to the public in 1938.

Today, the castle houses prestigious collections that bear witness to its long and rich history. The treasures to be found within its walls include the capes of the Order of the Golden Fleece and the intricate stained-glass windows dating from the Middle Ages; the frescoes commissioned by the bailiffs under the Ancien Régime; paintings by Jean-Baptiste Camille Corot; and the troubadour decorations of the Knights’ Hall, created at Gruyères in the 19th century by a colony of passionate artists. From its ramparts to its Frenchstyle gardens, from the guard room to its romantic salons, Gruyères Castle takes you on an adventure through eight centuries of art, history and legends.

Opening Hours

The castle is open eveyday of the year, 9am to 6pm from april to october and 10am to 5pm from november to march.

The castle’s visit takes about 1 hour.

Entry fees

Adults : CHF 12.00
Retired, students : CHF 8.00
Groups (starting from 15 « adult » entries) : CHF 8.00
Kids (from 6 to 15)  CHF 4.00
Under 6 years : free
Families (2 adults, 3 children under 16) : CHF 25.00

If you visit the same day another museum in Gruyères (Maison du Gruyère, Tibet Museum, HR Giger Museum), ask for a combined ticket with the castle.

All credit cards are accepted. Euros notes are accepted but the change is given back in Swiss Francs.



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"blind approximate" (dét.) © Michael Rampa
Michael Rampa
blind approximate

La peinture de Michael Rampa se révèle comme un souvenir. Précise par endroits, elle se dilue et disparaît en laissant des blancs qui contiennent autant de sens que les éléments que l’on distingue. Partant d’un motif ou d’une évocation historique, l’artiste construit ses peintures par superposition. Strate après strate, il pose des plages de couleur, des espaces en réserve et des figures, qui souvent font allusion à sa mémoire ou à d’autres œuvres. Dans ses peintures, à la limite de l’abstraction, Michael Rampa compose ainsi un monde onirique dont on cherche à percer le secret.
Natif de Château d’Oex, le peintre a régulièrement sillonné la Gruyère avec son carnet d’esquisses avant de poursuivre sa formation en autodidacte en Italie et en Grande-Bretagne. Pour sa première exposition monographique dans un musée, il revient sur ses propres traces et présente au Château de Gruyères ses derniers travaux.


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