It is located near the dike surrounding the Schiffenensee and northeast of Barberêche. It is among the oldest preserved castles in the region. The still-preserved, mighty, four-sided keep was built in the second half of the 13th century, and has 3.5 m (11 ft) thick walls. Around the keep are the remains of former surrounding walls, arranged in triangular form. The residential buildings were built in the 16th century.
- "Kantonsliste A-Objekte:Fribourg" (PDF). KGS Inventar (in German). Federal Office of Civil Protection. 2009. Retrieved 12 July 2010.
- Petit-Vivy Castle in German, French and Italian in the online Historical Dictionary of Switzerland.
- Petit-Vivy Castle (in French)
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