After stuffing ourselves with chocolate, the next item on the itinerary was a short drive over to the town of Gruyères; more specifically the village at the base of the town's castle. For lunch I had what was advertised as "unlimited fondue," made with the town's namesake cheese of course. There was bread for dipping and wine for to complement my wheat and cheese filled lunch. By the end of the meal I polished off two pots of Gruyères' finest.
Concerned about how much we just ate, we stumbled out of out seats and trudged up the steep cobblestone street to the castle at the top of the hill. Like Château de Chillon, the castle at Gruyères had incredible views of the Swiss mountains and countryside, though that's about all that they had in common. Where Château de Chillon felt more medieval and defensive, Château de Gruyères had more of a Tudor and homely feel to it. The gardens and (relatively) large windows probably helped to establish a different atmosphere.
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