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ViaFrancigena
ViaFrancigena
Stage 3, Orbe–Cossonay
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Sentier du patrimoine de Romainmôtier
Sentier du patrimoine de Romainmôtier
Route 124, Romainmôtier–Romainmôtier
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Jurasüdfuss-Route
Jurasüdfuss-Route
Stage 4, Yverdon-les-Bains–Bière
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Boucle de la Plaine de l'Orbe
Boucle de la Plaine de l'Orbe
Route 487, Orbe–Grandson
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Romainmôtier Abbey Church

Romainmôtier Abbey Church

This charming medieval hamlet is located in Nozon Valley, a region offering countless bucolic walks that lead hikers inexorably towards the thousand-year-old abbey church nestling in the verdant countryside.
The first church was founded in 450 A.D. by Saint Romain and rebuilt in 630 A.D. by monks of Luxeuil. The reddened stones of this historical monument immerse visitors in the 11th century, the epoch when Cluny monks built the third church based on the model of the church in Cluny. This jewel of Romanesque art underwent several transformations in later times.

The interior of the abbey church contains superb mural colour paintings of the beginning of the 14th century. The 8th century ambo located in the pre-chancel is the only witness of the second church. This place tells one thousand and five hundred years of history and offers moments for meditation or sacred music concerts all year round. Maison du Prieur, which was built in the 13th century, is a legendary monastic building. It was built to receive the prominent hosts of the Father Superior. Various rooms still bear witness to this prestigious past. Today they serve as banqueting or reception rooms.
This charming medieval hamlet is located in Nozon Valley, a region offering countless bucolic walks that lead hikers inexorably towards the thousand-year-old abbey church nestling in the verdant countryside.
The first church was founded in 450 A.D. by Saint Romain and rebuilt in 630 A.D. by monks of Luxeuil. The reddened stones of this historical monument immerse visitors in the 11th century, the epoch when Cluny monks built the third church based on the model of the church in Cluny. This jewel of Romanesque art underwent several transformations in later times.

The interior of the abbey church contains superb mural colour paintings of the beginning of the 14th century. The 8th century ambo located in the pre-chancel is the only witness of the second church. This place tells one thousand and five hundred years of history and offers moments for meditation or sacred music concerts all year round. Maison du Prieur, which was built in the 13th century, is a legendary monastic building. It was built to receive the prominent hosts of the Father Superior. Various rooms still bear witness to this prestigious past. Today they serve as banqueting or reception rooms.

Romainmôtier Abbey Church

Adresse

Office du tourisme de Romainmôtier
c/o La Porterie
Rue du Bourg 9
1323 Romainmôtier
Tel. +41 (0)24 453 38 28
tourisme@romainmotier.ch
www.romainmotier-tourisme.ch

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Romainmôtier
Romainmôtier
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Maison Junod
Maison Junod
Romainmôtier
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Hiking in the surroundings

ViaFrancigena
ViaFrancigena
Stage 3, Orbe–Cossonay
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Sentier du patrimoine de Romainmôtier
Sentier du patrimoine de Romainmôtier
Route 124, Romainmôtier–Romainmôtier
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Cycling in the surroundings

Jurasüdfuss-Route
Jurasüdfuss-Route
Stage 4, Yverdon-les-Bains–Bière
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Boucle de la Plaine de l'Orbe
Boucle de la Plaine de l'Orbe
Route 487, Orbe–Grandson
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Biking in the surroundings

Dent de Vaulion Bike