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Gruyères is a medieval town in the district of Gruyère in the canton of Fribourg in Switzerland. Gruyères is first mentioned around 1138-39 as de Grueri. The town developed beneath the castle, which the Count of Gruyere had built on top of the hill, to control the upper Saanen valley. By 1195-96 it became a market town with a central street and city walls. The town developed separately of the castle.

(Wikipedia http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Gruy%C3%A8res)

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