Culture and Heritage

Romainmôtier Abbey Church

Abbatiale Romainmôtier
Abbatiale Romainmôtier. © Yves Henchoz
  • Place
    • Romainmôtier

  • Recommended Duration
    • 30 Minutes

Nestling in beautiful verdant surroundings, in the region of Nord vaudois, 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 Nord vaudois region.

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 2023 to 31 Dec 2023
  • Monday - Sunday
    • 08:15 - 18:30
  • Guided tours
    1 - 20 people
    • CHF 180.-
  • 21 - 50 people
    • CHF 220.-
Good to know
Good to know
    • Guided tours on request: +41 24 453 14 65
    • Service times :
    • Tuesday to Saturday: 8.30am, 12pm, 6.30pm
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Romainmôtier is a timeless hamlet in harmony with nature and imbued with spirituality.

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