The "Bénichon" is a centuries-old, traditional Fribourg celebration. At the beginning, it was a religious celebration whereby thanks were given to the gods for what had been harvested during the year. Over the years the ceremony's religious side disappeared and the gastronomic and festive side remained. For six hours straight or more, you eat and drink and, if you manage to get on your feet again, dance! And the whole thing according to local tradition.During the week-end of the "bénichon" of Fribourg region, discover the many animations, bars, markets, workshops and many surprises organized in La Gruyère.
During this special Autumn weekend visitors can visit the forest and discover no less than 150 types of mushroom that grow in our region as well as discovering native animals. Specialists will also be on hand to help and advise the public. Come, discover, learn – but also taste ! The weekend would not be complete without some culinary delights on offer. A real treat for the taste buds!
Red, orange, yellow..., nature is gorgeous in autumn and at nightfall you may hear the song of the stag belling. This noble animal should not be disturbed during the mating season, therefore Vercorin Tourisme and two graduated middle-mountain guides, propose an accompanied and directed excursion. Stags are in fact more and more disturbed by the strong human presence in the Vallon de Réchy (noise, smelling, movings) and tend to leave this area. The principle of this excursion thus consists in discovering with respect this splendid animal.