National Geographic : 1936 Aug
GREEN GRUYERE, HOME OF A SWISS CHEESE (g) National Geographic Society Finlay Photograph by Bernard F. Rogers, Jr. FOR NEARLY FIVE CENTURIES GRUYERE COUNTS HELD SWAY IN THIS TURRETED CASTLE, OFTEN RESTORED Valiantly they defended their stronghold. The last of the line, Michael I, became indebted to Fribourg and Bern, so that those two cantons swallowed up his little feudal state in 1555. In the last century, the Chateau was put up for sale and an artist bought it for its junk value. He repaired the building, and many of his friends, including Corot, painted panels on its walls. Beyond the Castle, Dent de Broc is veiled in mist.