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When the time has come to stop and enjoy the moment, to reconnect with the finer senses obscured by the hustle and bustle of everyday life, the Auberge aux 4 Vents is the perfect place to reconnect.

Indeed, “The Four Winds” is a crossroads where dreams, inspirations and a bit of everyone’s hidden aspirations touch and stir up all manner of possibilities.

Many choose to call it “Paradise”, with its heavenly location at the edge of a lush forest, its blessed flower gardens or those stately beech trees that gave their name to the entire neighbourhood of Grandfey. There is indeed something absolutely unique about the place.

Artful and creative in every way, the Auberge aux 4 Vents unites the four elements – of air, fire, water and earth, through clever, original artworks by a number of well-known artists. S. Bischofberger brings us his “Air Catcher”, Jürg Hofmann his “Ball of Fire”, Luciano Andreani his “Plätch Castle” and Res Freiburghaus his work “Findling”.

Our guests will enjoy the exquisite panoramic view of Fribourg, while they savour a fine cup of one of our prestigious herbal teas or a cup of “Grand Terroir” coffee.

Guests will also discover excellent overnight accommodations – elegant, comfortable and absolutely memorable.

Our “Cupidon” suite, for example, with its bathtub on indoor-outdoor rails, allows guests to share a cup of champagne and a relaxing moment of fresh air under the stars, without ever leaving their homey, warm, bubbly comfort.

More globetrotting types will appreciate our “Babouche” or “Imperial” suites, tastefully evocative of the Orient or Asia, in their own unique way. Great attention to detail is one of our hallmarks, at the 4 Vents: thoughtful decoration done with care from Sylvie, along different, original themes to spark a sense of fantasy and discovery.

Our seasonal cuisine will allow guests to explore the exceptionally wide range of delicacies and flavours from Fribourg’s many regions, guided by the expert culinary selections of our Chef Serkan.

Attention to details from Sylvie & Serkan and the unique magic of the inn itself, complete the many reasons why guests from far and near appreciate the 4 Vents. It is indeed one of Fribourg’s best-kept secrets.

History

The Boccard family built the house in the 17th century, to use as a summer and hunting-season residence.

Through the years, the property subsequently went through a number of owners until 1959, when it was acquired by Robert Burrus, descendant of the tobacco dynasty based in Boncourt, in the Jura region, and himself, a major producer in Zürich. He, his wife and eight children moved into the house as living quarters.

Forty years later, in 1997, Res Balzli and Catherine Portmann acquired the house and created the “Auberge aux 4 Vents”, whose hotel and restaurant have welcomed delighted guests ever since.

Sylvie and Serkan Varli now lease this exceptional establishment, both the hotel and the restaurant, and look forward to welcoming you and your own guests, with meticulous attention to detail.