Tag: bbc travel

  • BBC Travel: Bolze, a ‘secret’ language of Switzerland

    BBC Travel: Bolze, a ‘secret’ language of Switzerland

    “The Sarine River skirts the edge of Basse-Ville (lower town), dividing both the canton of Fribourg and the city of Fribourg into two sectors: German-speaking and French-speaking. The city of around 40,000 people is clearly one of duality: street signs are all in two languages; residents can choose whether their children will use French or […]

  • BBC Travel: Switzerland’s Last 10 Tavillonneur Masters

    BBC Travel: Switzerland’s Last 10 Tavillonneur Masters

    “The clang of a hammer rang out from the chalet roof and echoed against the serene Pre-Alps of Fribourg, Switzerland. Vincent Gachet, one of the country’s few remaining master tavillonneurs, or traditional Swiss roof architects and shingle-makers, carefully placed a wooden shingle on the roof frame. He’d finally completed a square metre – a labour-intensive task that […]