Architecture et monuments

The Abbey Church

Abbatiale de Payerne - 2020
Abbatiale de Payerne - 2020. © Abbatiale Payerne
  • Place

    • Payerne
    Ort

Open a door and become part of history! The Abbey Church, a landmark of the town of Payerne, is approached in a manner that is playful, interactive, almost poetic.

No fewer than 20 stations mark out a route highlighting the architecture of the Abbey Church of Payerne and providing visitors with an interactive way of discovering its history, sculpted ornamentation and mural paintings.
The trail includes a representation of the hill of the Market Square (Place du Marché), the majestic building's various stages of construction, and a magnificent view of the largest Romanesque church in Switzerland.

The 90-minute tour includes five immersive visitor experiences, five interactive terminals and three vantage points on the building, all enhanced by an aural landscape designed to intensify the experience, punctuated as it is by discoveries that combine current and past realities.

Opening hours

Opening hours
  • From 10 Apr 2021 to 30 Jun 2021

  • Tuesday - Sunday

    • 10:00 - 17:30
  • From 1 Jul 2021 to 31 Aug 2021

  • Monday - Sunday

    • 10:00 - 17:30

Prices

Prices
  • Simple admission

    Adult

    • CHF 15.-
  • Concessions (students, apprentices, recipients of old-age, survivors’, disability and unemployment benefits, military personnel in uniform)

    • CHF 13.-
  • Child (aged 6-16)

    • CHF 9.-
  • Child (under the age of 6)

    • Free
  • Family (2 adults + 1 or 2 children or 1 adult + 3 children)

    • CHF 36.-
  • Annual pass

    • CHF 30.-
  • Raiffeisen cards, Swiss Museums Passport, ICOM, AMS

    • Free
  • Admission for groups (from 10 people)

    Adult

    • CHF 12.-
  • Child (schools)

    • CHF 8.-
  • Child (state schools and schools in Payerne)

    • CHF 5.-

Access

Zugang

Good to know

Good to know
    • Circuit closed until 2 March due to current health standards.
    • On Mondays, which are public holidays, the Abbey Church will be open.
    • Guided tours:
    • A guided tour is charged in addition to the group entrance price.
    • Full price: CHF 140.00
    • Reduced price for state schools: CHF 100.00
    • Free for Payerne schools

Contact

Contact
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