Guided city tour

Guided tour of the Abbey of Bellelay

Abbey of Bellelay, guided tour
Abbey of Bellelay, guided tour. © Guillaume Perret
  • Place

    • Bellelay
  • Recommended Duration

    • 1 h 30

A journey back in time to meet the Premonstratensian monks who founded Bellelay Abbey. With a guide, discover the architecture and origins of Tête de Moine.

A visit of the Bellelay Abbey is a journey back in time to meet the Premonstratensian monks who founded this historical monument in the 12th century. Accompanied by a guide, the visitor discovers the architecture of the place and the origins of the Tête de Moine, a famous cheese whose birthplace is in Bellelay. Located in the heart of the village of Bellelay, the baroque building, renovated at the end of the 1950s, is now a major venue for cultural and artistic events. A special highlight of the visit is the opportunity to climb to the top of one of the towers of the abbey and enjoy a breathtaking view of the Petit-Val.


  • Individual price


    • CHF 10.-
  • Students / AVS

    • CHF 8.-
  • Children

    • CHF 5.-
  • Prices for groups

    Group up to 25 people (package)

    • CHF 130.-

Good to know

Good to know
    • Guided tour of the Abbey of Bellelay upon request
    • Languages in French and German
    • Reservation for the guided tour all year round, in advance at the tourist office
    • Summer exhibition, from mid-June to mid-September (odd-numbered years)
    • For individual visits, access cards are available upon deposit of ID at the clinic's cafeteria, at the Hôtel de l'Ours and at the Maison de la Tête de Moine. These cards give access to the nave of the Abbey Church, the North Tower, the galleries and the crypt. During concerts and events, the cards do not give access to the nave.
    • The COVID certificate is mandatory for all participants to the guided tours (from 16 years old). Please show it to the guide, along with an ID.




Guided tour of the Abbey of Bellelay
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