Follow St. James' way through la Glâne (S)

This route in the district of Glâne takes you on a discovery of skilled arts and crafts and surprising nature spots.

70 km

Culture and Heritage

Gastronomy and Wines

Nature

Sport and Recreation

6 Activities

Due to its many richly decorated churches, the delightful city of Romont protected by its ramparts became the stained glass capital. A notable example is the Notre-Dame de l’Épine chapel found on this very route. Plus, the recently modernised Vitromusée housed in the mediaeval castle of Romont traces the history and techniques of this know-how through an interactive exhibition. A few minutes from Romont, Mézières Castle houses an exhibition of another delicate and little known art: wallpaper. The rare pieces on display and specialist temporary exhibitions are well worth a visit. For a breath of fresh air after these cultural discoveries, stop off at Gibloux. Surrounded by a network of footpaths, the tower affords stunning views of La Gruyère region, from April to October. Return to Fribourg via a magical spiritual location, Hauterive Abbey. In a lush green setting, on the banks of the Sarine, the sacred place welcomes visitors respectful of the monastic silence.

Follow St. James' way through la Glâne (S)

This route in the district of Glâne takes you on a discovery of skilled arts and crafts and surprising nature spots.

Ste-Apolline Bridge (Villars-sur-Glâne)

An ancient crossing over the Glâne stands at Ste.-Apolline. Today’s stone bridge dates from the 16th or 17th century.

Adress:

Fribourg Tourisme Place Jean-Tinguely 1 - 1701 Fribourg

Phone:

+41 26 350 11 11

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Ste-Apolline Bridge (Villars-sur-Glâne)

Gibloux-Tower

Terrace with panoramic view over La Gruyère region and Georama: the adventure of the universe, earth and life.

Adress:

Swisscom Broadcast SA - 1642 Sorens

Phone:

+41 58 224 19 94

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Gibloux-Tower

Hauterive Abbey

Come feel the quietness of Hauterive Abbey, built in the middle of the forest nearby a river. It belongs to the Order of Citeaux.

Adress:

Abbaye d'Hauterive Chemin de l'Abbaye 19 - 1725 Posieux

Phone:

+41 26 409 71 00

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Hauterive Abbey

Wallpaper Museum

The Museum of Wallpaper presents in the Mézières Castle an heritage often overlooked.

Adress:

Musée du papier peint Au Château - 1684 Mézières/FR

Phone:

+41 26 652 06 90

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Wallpaper Museum

Chapel Notre-Dame de l'Épine

Stained glasses of Jean Bazaine et Jean le Moal

Adress:

Office du tourisme Rue du Château 112 - 1680 Romont

Phone:

+41 26 651 90 55

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Chapel Notre-Dame de l'Épine

Swiss Museum of Stained Glass and Glass Art

It is located in Romont's medieval castle. It displays a collection of stained-glass windows from the Middle Ages to the present.

Adress:

Vitromusée Romont Au Chateau Case postale 150 - 1680 Romont

Phone:

+41 26 652 10 95

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Swiss Museum of Stained Glass and Glass Art

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