The most evocative villages of French-speaking Switzerland: which ones to visit

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The most evocative villages of French-speaking Switzerland: which ones to visit




French Swiss villages


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French Swiss villages


Take a trip to Switzerland it means crossing the most evocative and exciting landscapes of the Alps, between valleys, mountains and splendid ones villages, like those of the part French of the country. For lovers of history and romantic places, in fact, these trips can give immense joys, exploring picturesque villages around the cantons. So let’s see which are the most interesting to discover and the historic buildings not to be missed.

The villages of French Switzerland

The Romandia The French / French speaking Switzerland, in French French-speaking Switzerland The Romandie, is the French-speaking part of Switzerland. This part of the country has 1.75 million inhabitants, called romandi. The largest city in French-speaking Switzerland is Geneva.

However, this is a purely linguistic division since the linguistic borders do not always coincide with the administrative ones between the cantons.

The cantons that are part of the French “region” are: Geneva, Jura, Neuchâtel, Friborg, Valais, Vaud and Bern.

But let’s see what the most beautiful villages to discover in this beautiful part of Switzerland.

Gruyères

Famous for its majestic and magnificent Castle, the village of Gruyères it is a stop not to be missed during a tour of the villages of Switzerland. Located in the Canton of Friborg, in the Gruyère district, the picturesque Swiss hamlet is full of medieval buildings that rise around the main square, protected by mighty ramparts.



Gruyères


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Gruyères

Avenches

The small town of Avenches it is a pearl of the Canton of Vaud, and is part of the Broye-Vully district. In fact, since 2017 the village, thanks to its particular architectural beauty, its history and the privileged position in which it is located has become part of the association “The most beautiful villages in Switzerland”.

Among the most interesting and splendid places in the village we find the Avenches Castle, built around the 13th century.

Grandvillard

The small hamlet of Grandvillard it is part of the Canton of Friborg, in the Gruyère district and only last year joined the association “The most beautiful villages in Switzerland”. The peculiarity of its architecture makes it one of the most evocative and scenic villages in all of Switzerland. Absolutely lovely and worth a visit.



Grandvillard


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Grandvillard

Grandson

The municipality of Grandson it falls within the territory of the Canton of Vaud, in the district of Jura-Nord vaudois. This incredible Swiss village has also joined the association “The most beautiful villages in Switzerland”. Among the most beautiful places to visit in its territory there is the ancient Castle of Grandson, built in 1300, and the Reformed Church of San Giovanni Battista, built in the 12th century and rebuilt in 1300.

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