Cultural Heritage

The Abbey Church

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


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.

  • Simple admission
    • CHF 16.-
  • Concessions (students, apprentices, recipients of old-age, survivors’, disability and unemployment benefits, military personnel in uniform)
    • CHF 14.-
  • Child (aged 6-16)
    • CHF 10.-
  • Child (under the age of 6)
    • Free
  • Family (2 adults + 1 or 2 children or 1 adult + 3 children)
    • CHF 40.-
  • Annual pass
    • CHF 35.-
  • Raiffeisen cards, Swiss Museums Passport, ICOM, AMS
    • Free
  • Admission for groups (from 10 people)
    • CHF 13.-
  • Child (schools)
    • CHF 8.-
  • Child (state schools and schools in Payerne)
    • CHF 5.-
Good to know
Good to know
    • 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
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