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The Abbey Church

Abbatiale de Payerne
Place du Marché
1530 Payerne

+41 (0)26 662 67 04

www.abbatiale-payerne.ch

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.

Public holidays:
  • 1 January 2022 (New Year's Day)
  • 2 January 2022 (St. Berchtold's day)
  • 24 December 2022 (Christmas Eve)
  • 25 December 2022 (Christmas Day)
  • 26 December 2022 (Boxing Day)
    From 1 Nov 2022 to 28 Feb 2023

    Tuesday13:30 - 17:30

    Wednesday13:30 - 17:30

    Thursday13:30 - 17:30

    Friday13:30 - 17:30

    Saturday13:30 - 17:30

    Sunday13:30 - 17:30

    From 1 Mar to 30 Jun 2023

    Tuesday10:00 - 17:30

    Wednesday10:00 - 17:30

    Thursday10:00 - 17:30

    Friday10:00 - 17:30

    Saturday10:00 - 17:30

    Sunday10:00 - 17:30

    From 1 Jul to 31 Aug 2023

    Monday10:00 - 17:30

    Tuesday10:00 - 17:30

    Wednesday10:00 - 17:30

    Thursday10:00 - 17:30

    Friday10:00 - 17:30

    Saturday10:00 - 17:30

    Sunday10:00 - 17:30

    From 1 Sep to 31 Oct 2023

    Tuesday10:00 - 17:30

    Wednesday10:00 - 17:30

    Thursday10:00 - 17:30

    Friday10:00 - 17:30

    Saturday10:00 - 17:30

    Sunday10:00 - 17:30

    Simple admission

    Adult 15.- CHF
    Concessions (students, apprentices, recipients of old-age, survivors’, disability and unemployment benefits, military personnel in uniform) 13.- CHF
    Child (aged 6-16) 9.- CHF
    Child (under the age of 6) Free
    Family (2 adults + 1 or 2 children or 1 adult + 3 children) 36.- CHF
    Annual pass 30.- CHF
    Raiffeisen cards, Swiss Museums Passport, ICOM, AMS Free

    Admission for groups (from 10 people)

    Adult 12.- CHF
    Child (schools) 8.- CHF
    Child (state schools and schools in Payerne) 5.- CHF

    March to June and September to October:
    Tuesday to Sunday from 10:00 am to 5:30 pm, as well as Mondays on public holidays

    July and August :
    Monday to Sunday from 10:00 am to 5:30 pm

    November to February :
    Tuesday to Sunday from 1.30 pm to 5.30 pm

    Special closing on the following days:
    December 24-26, 2022 and January 1-2, 2023


    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

    Abbatiale de Payerne
    Place du Marché
    1530 Payerne

    +41 (0)26 662 67 04

    www.abbatiale-payerne.ch

    Opening hours

    Public holidays:
    • 1 January 2022 (New Year's Day)
    • 2 January 2022 (St. Berchtold's day)
    • 24 December 2022 (Christmas Eve)
    • 25 December 2022 (Christmas Day)
    • 26 December 2022 (Boxing Day)
      From 1 Nov 2022 to 28 Feb 2023

      Tuesday13:30 - 17:30

      Wednesday13:30 - 17:30

      Thursday13:30 - 17:30

      Friday13:30 - 17:30

      Saturday13:30 - 17:30

      Sunday13:30 - 17:30

      From 1 Mar to 30 Jun 2023

      Tuesday10:00 - 17:30

      Wednesday10:00 - 17:30

      Thursday10:00 - 17:30

      Friday10:00 - 17:30

      Saturday10:00 - 17:30

      Sunday10:00 - 17:30

      From 1 Jul to 31 Aug 2023

      Monday10:00 - 17:30

      Tuesday10:00 - 17:30

      Wednesday10:00 - 17:30

      Thursday10:00 - 17:30

      Friday10:00 - 17:30

      Saturday10:00 - 17:30

      Sunday10:00 - 17:30

      From 1 Sep to 31 Oct 2023

      Tuesday10:00 - 17:30

      Wednesday10:00 - 17:30

      Thursday10:00 - 17:30

      Friday10:00 - 17:30

      Saturday10:00 - 17:30

      Sunday10:00 - 17:30

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