Since weekends are pretty dead in Geneva, we decided to take the train to the nearby town of Gruyères, known for the cheese + fondue and chocolate.
As we walked to the village from the train station, hot air balloons started appearing and circling the valley.Nestled in the heart of the Old Village is the Gruyeres Chateau. It’s not much to look at from the outside, but the views – inside and out – are beautiful.
From the Chateau, we went to the nearby La Maison du Gruyère, the cheese-making factory and learned more about the art of cheese than I ever wanted to know.We ended the day at Maison Cailler, one of the oldest swiss chocolate factories. This place is the like Willy Wonka in really life, offering a whimsical tour which ends with about a dozen pieces of (free) chocolate.