Culture et Patrimoine

Romainmôtier Abbey Church

Abbatiale Romainmôtier
Abbatiale Romainmôtier. © Yves Henchoz
  • Place

    • Romainmôtier
  • Recommended Duration

    • 30 Minutes

Nestling in beautiful verdant surroundings, in the region of Yverdon-les-Bains, Romainmôtier has one of the oldest Romanesque churches in Switzerland which sets the pace of life in this town. Built on the model of Cluny church, it holds regular services and very popular concerts.

Built between 990 and 1028 according to the plans of Cluny church, the Abbatiale de Romainmôtier is one of the jewels of the Yverdon-les-Bains region.

Visiting the magnificently preserved abbey is a cultural must. With the free app available, you can now enjoy a digital guided tour and learn about the long and turbulent history of this site.

The stage for many concerts, the church echoes with the notes of its great contemporary organ, both in summer and winter. A stone’s throw from here, festivals and banquets are held at the Maison du Prieur, a historic building with an impressive fireplace, which can accommodate over 200 people.

Opening hours

Opening hours
  • From 1 Jan 2021 to 31 Dec 2021

  • Monday - Sunday

    • 08:15 - 18:30


  • Guided tours

    1 - 20 people

    • CHF 160.-
  • 21 - 50 people

    • CHF 200.-
  • 51 and more

    • CHF 300.-



Good to know

Good to know

Guided tours on request: +41 24 453 14 65


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Romainmôtier is a timeless hamlet in harmony with nature and imbued with spirituality.

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