Top 10 Truly Beautiful Villages in Europe

9. Gruyères, Switzerland

Gruyères is a medieval town in the district of Gruyère in the canton of Fribourg in Switzerland. The town is an important tourist location in the upper valley of the Saane river. Gruyères is famous for its namesake cheese, whose mild, nutty flavor melts so well in fondue. A wide, stone-paved street leads up to the magnificent 13th-century Gruyères Castle, with its imposing fortifications and expansive views of the surrounding Alpine foothills.

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