"Vanil Noir" nature conservation area

There are quite big populations of ibex and chamois living here. The Vallon des Morteys is also noted for its rare plant species (alpine betony, pyramidal orchid, alpine flax, alpine cephalaria and alpine dragonhead). The nature conservation area...more

Les Bains de la Gruyère

Les Bains de la...

The cylinder-shaped building made of wood and glass is snugly embedded...more

Charmey

Charmey

Charmey lies at the heart of the Gruyère region, in an unspoilt...more

Grass Scooter

The grass scooter is well suited for exploring the mountain world near Charmey.

"Vanil Noir" nature conservation area

There are quite big populations of ibex and chamois living here. The Vallon des Morteys is also noted for its rare plant species (alpine betony, pyramidal orchid, alpine flax, alpine cephalaria and alpine dragonhead). The nature conservation area is on land belonging to the municipalities of Charmey and Grandvillard and covers an area of 15 km², including the valleys of Bounavaux and Morteys.

The Vanil Noir area is one of pre-Alpine landscapes of special beauty that shelter a great variety of flora and fauna. It is listed in the inventory of natural sites and monuments of national importance.

Les Bains de la Gruyère

The cylinder-shaped building made of wood and glass is snugly embedded in a pasture. It boasts two real “mountain lakes” with natural mineral water that is heated with wood fire and has a temperature ranging from 33°C - 34ºC. The melodious sound of the enchanting waterfall, the symbol of this facility, will lull you to sleep.

Spa guests are welcomed in this facility by a one-of-a-kind and innovative design that is completely integrated with the environment.

Charmey

Charmey lies at the heart of the Gruyère region, in an unspoilt pre-alpine landscape in the canton of Fribourg. The wide range of activities for families and lovers of sport and culture make this traditional mountain village a popular holiday destination in summer and winter. Nearby is the picturesque little town of Gruyères and the regional centre of Bulle.

Charmey lies at the heart of the Gruyère region, in an unspoilt pre-alpine landscape in the canton of Fribourg. You can relax and be pampered in the new wellness and fun thermal baths in Charmey.