Broc & Gruyeres
The chocolate factory of Cailler in Broc near Gruyères in Fribourg is a pleasant day trip from Lake Geneva that combines well with visiting the old town and Château de Gruyères.
A sweet adventure awaits you at the Maison Cailler chocolate attraction in Broc. Explore the story of our chocolate through a series of interactive, multi-sensorial experiences, and maybe uncover a few secrets along the way.
La Maison Cailler welcomes visitors to one of Switzerland’s oldest and most important chocolate factories. During the factory tour, visitors learn how chocolate came to Europe and how the Swiss refined the product. A small-scale, but still surprisingly large, chocolate production line can be seen in action while sampling is largely unsupervised. Chocolate workshops, also for children, may be reserved. A large Cailler shop sells the locally produced chocolate while a small café serves marvelous hot chocolate and small snacks. A nearby Nestlé Factory Outlet Shop has bargains on chocolates and foods produced by various companies in the Nestlé Group. The Cailler chocolate factory is family-friendly and children enter free with adults. Guided tours are also available from several Lake Geneva cities. Our unique museum tour of about one hour leads you through the history of chocolate, from Aztec cocoa ceremonies to the innovations of today. Discover how we use exquisite cocoa beans and high-quality ingredients to make the finest chocolate creations, and indulge your palate with an amazing variety of flavours during a chocolate tasting.
Discover our tempting chocolate workshops, where both young and old can create their own chocolate works of art with our chocolatiers
Transportation to Cailler Chocolate Factory in Switzerland
Cailler Chocolate Factory in Broc, Switzerland
La Maison Callier Chocolaterie is in the small town Broc near Gruyères and Bulle in canton Fribourg in western Switzerland. Getting to the chocolate factory is easiest by car – use the Autobahn highway A9 (Bern via Fribourg to Vevey on Lake Geneva) and exit at Bulle. Driving times are around 30 minutes from Fribourg or Montreux, 45 minutes from Bern or Lausanne, and 90 minutes from Geneva Airport.
The chocolate factory can also be reached on the regional train from Bulle. Trains arrive at least hourly – use the destination Broc Fabrique at the Swiss Railways timetable
A very pleasant alternative is a day excursion on the Chocolate Train from Montreux. This Golden Pass train day trip includes first-class travel from Montreux to Gruyères, coffee and croissant on the train, a visit to a cheese factory, a visit to the Chateau de Gruyères, bus transfers, a visit to Cailler chocolate factory, and a Golden Pass train return to Montreux. The Chocolate Train operates from May to October on Monday, Wednesday, and Friday and daily in July and August. Reservations are essential and connecting tours may be booked from amongst others Geneva or Lausanne.
LA MAISON DU GRUYERE
La Maison du Gruyère welcomes you individually or in groups to discover the production of the Swiss Gruyère AOP and taste cheese specialties. This cheese factory is located in the village Gruyères in western Switzerland, as shown on the map.
At the museum
Once in Gruyères, follow signs to La Maison du Gruyère, a small, cute and informative “museum” with cheese demonstrations throughout the day. Everyone gets an audio guide (no extra charge), so you can listen to a cow tell you all about cheese making. My boys spent most of their time typing in random numbers so they could listen to the cow in different languages like Japanese.
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