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.
An ancient crossing over the Glâne stands at Ste.-Apolline. Today’s stone bridge dates from the 16th or 17th century.
Place Jean-Tinguely 1 - 1701 Fribourg
+41 26 350 11 11
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Terrace with panoramic view over La Gruyère region and Georama: the adventure of the universe, earth and life.
Swisscom Broadcast SA - 1642 Sorens
+41 58 224 19 94
Come feel the quietness of Hauterive Abbey, built in the middle of the forest nearby a river. It belongs to the Order of Citeaux.
Chemin de l'Abbaye 19 - 1725 Posieux
+41 26 409 71 00
The Museum of Wallpaper presents in the Mézières Castle an heritage often overlooked.
Musée du papier peint
Au Château - 1684 Mézières/FR
+41 26 652 06 90
Stained glasses of Jean Bazaine et Jean le Moal
Office du tourisme
Rue du Château 112 - 1680 Romont
+41 26 651 90 55
It is located in Romont's medieval castle. It displays a collection of stained-glass windows from the Middle Ages to the present.
Case postale 150 - 1680 Romont
+41 26 652 10 95