Fodor's Expert Review Église Abbatiale

Payerne Religious Building/Site/Shrine

The magnificent 11th-century Église Abbatiale, built on the site of an ancient Roman villa, is one of the finest examples of Romanesque art in Switzerland. Of particular note in its austere, restored interior is the impressively engineered barrel vaulting; the frescoes and primitive carvings on the capitals of stone pillars are also of interest. Organ concerts are frequent attractions, and exhibitions are staged in both the church and an adjoining museum.

Religious Building/Site/Shrine

Quick Facts

Pl. du Marché
Payerne, Vaud  1530, Switzerland


Sight Details:
Rate Includes: 7 SF, May–Oct., Tues.–Sun. 10–noon and 2–6; Nov.–Apr., Tues.–Sun. 10–noon and 2–5, Closed Mon.

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