The quaint village of Grandvillard is located in the beautiful valley of Gruyère (Switzerland). The name of
"Grandvillard" is derived from Latin: "villa" to describe a "grand" house in the country or a group of houses. (Small Historic and Touristic Guide to Grandvillard
The Musy family is originally from Grandvillard
since the XV century (family tree). Records reveal that André Musy, under the command of Count Louis de Gruyères, fought on the side of the Swiss Confederation at the battle of Morat in 1492.
When Pierre Joseph Musy married Marie- Marguerite Castella he also became a citizen of Albeuve. He was the prefect (magistrate) of Gruyère (1857-1873) and
presided over the Great Council in 1886 up to his death in 1888.
Jean-Marie Musy, the
grandson of Pierre Joseph Musy, was elected twice President of Switzerland in 1925 and 1930.