Day Trip- Gruyères/Broc-Fabrique/Bulle

In the drizzling rain, we went on our journey. The two hours and half train ride was so much fun. It’s way shorter then I thought it is. You are changing trains like buses back home. One thing I absolutely love about here is the punctuality. Every train and tram is so on time. It makes me feel respected and I feel like my time is cherished.
The view on the way there is amazing. Lake Geneva (Lac Léman) is right by the track. We were full on tourism mode: Kept taking photos. The photos are not as good as the actual view. First of, the window blocks the color. Also, it was raining, so everything is a little bit blurry.

Gruyère is actually all about the cheese Gruyère. They have a pretty cute factory where people can visit. It was informing. We also spend some time in the town, which was built in the medieval time. Le Château de Gruyères is a must-see in town. The 12th century castle is where all this started.
We then took another train to Broc-Fabrique, where the famous Cailler chocolate factory locates. Informing as well. We also got a chance to taste some of their famous chocolate product. It’s a good place to buy some gifts for families and friends.
We spent our last hours in Bulle. The connecting station on our way back to Geneva. Bulle is the administration center of the surrounding area. We Just walked around and felt it.
P.s. Train tickets can be pretty pricy, but they offer a variety of passes: half-price, eurail, after 7 free, things like that. Do your maths and plan your trips before you go.

Author: Yue Zhang

Graduate student currently studying at University of Westminster, London. For my passion in storytelling, I am adventuring abroad to learn more.

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