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πŸ–ΌοΈ Cailler House Broc

Address
Rue Jules Bellet 7 1636 Broc
Phone 1
Keyword
2017 Feb
  • Date de Visite
    18.02.2017 && 07.01.2018
  • CrΓ©ation
    2010
  • FrΓ©quentation
    410'000 (2016)
  • GPS
    46.60736 7.10846

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Cailler House


The Maison Cailler is a museum dedicated to chocolate and the history of the Cailler company in the town of Broc inside the Gruyère region.

The chocolate production plant with the structure housing the cashbox in the foreground.
The chocolate production plant with the structure housing the cashbox in the foreground.

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Access


Large parking lot 5 minutes from the museum.

Tourist attraction


The Cailler House is the tourist attraction generating the most visitors in French-speaking or Western Switzerland with 410,000 admissions in 2016 before Chillon Castle and its 370,000 admissions. It is located on the same site as the Cailler manufacturing plant employing 400 people in Broc next to Bulle.

The Cailler House.
The Cailler House in the City of Broc.

Museum


The museum is divided into 4 parts, the first two are made up of audiovisual animations and the last two allow visitors to obtain information by approaching points of interest with their audioguide. Visits take place at regular intervals and in several languages.

An audioguide.
An audioguide at the Cailler House.

The 4 main parts of the museum are as follows:

  1. Discovery of cocoa
  2. Cailler’s story
  3. Making of chocolate
  4. Tastings

Discovery of cocoa by the Spanish conquistadors


Discovery of cocoa by the Spanish conquistadors

Cailler’s story


François-Louis Cailler founded a modern chocolate factory in 1819. In 1929, the Cailler company merged with Nestlé.

Cailler's story

People involved in the manufacture of chocolate


From the picking of the cocoa to its delivery.

People involved in the manufacture of chocolate

Tasting of the different Cailler chocolates


Tasting of different Cailler chocolates such as the Frigor or Femina series. You can follow the robotic production of chocolate bars.

Chocolate tasting.
Chocolate tasting. Cailler House

The robot making small chocolate bars.
The robot making small chocolate bars. Cailler House

Creation workshop


A fee-based chocolate creation workshop is also available by reservation.

The workshop of the Cailler House.
The workshop of the Cailler House.

Shop


There is a shop where you can buy all kinds of Cailler chocolates.

There is a shop where you can buy all kinds of Cailler chocolates. cailler house

Playground


Outside the museum, a playground in Cailler’s colours.

Outside the museum, a playground in Cailler's colours.

Video


A video of the visit to the Cailler House.

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