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Hiking in the surroundings

ViaJacobi
ViaJacobi
Stage 33, Payerne–Moudon (Curtilles)
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ViaJacobi
ViaJacobi
Stage 32, Fribourg (Villars-sur-Glâne)–Payerne
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Cycling in the surroundings

Le Jorat–Trois Lacs–Emme
Le Jorat–Trois Lacs–Emme
Stage 2, Payerne–Aarberg
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Le Jorat–Trois Lacs–Emme
Le Jorat–Trois Lacs–Emme
Stage 1, Lausanne–Payerne
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Gros de Vaud–La Côte
Gros de Vaud–La Côte
Stage 1, Payerne–Echallens (Goumoens)
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Alter Bernerweg
Alter Bernerweg
Stage 1, Estavayer-le-Lac–Laupen
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La Broye–La Gruyère
La Broye–La Gruyère
Route 87, Payerne–Bulle
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Les collines de la Broye
Les collines de la Broye
Route 481, Payerne–Avenches–Estavayer-le-Lac–Payerne
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Payerne
Abbey of Payerne

Abbey of Payerne

The abbey church in Payerne is a jewel of Romanesque art. It was built in the 11th century according to a typically Cluniac layout.
The royal family of Burgundy founded the first religious community in Payerne towards 950 A.D. It had an abbey church built in several stages between 960 and 1100 A.D. The nave with its chevet of five apses formed one of the purest interior designs in Swiss Romanesque art. The abbey church enjoyed continuous prosperity thanks to the connections with the abbey in Cluny and thanks to the protection of the royal family. The functional and symbolic harmony of the room (pre-nave with its high chapel dedicated to Saint Michael, nave, transept, choir and chapels) is enhanced by sculpted decorations (canopies, Lombard bands, atlases) and Romanesque (pre-nave) or Gothic (chapels) mural paintings. In 1536, the Reform expelled the monks. The Abbey Church was desacralized and used as a granary until the 20th century.

Meanwhile the Abbey church has been renovated. It is a fine Romanesque monument and hosts prestigious art exhibitions.
The abbey church in Payerne is a jewel of Romanesque art. It was built in the 11th century according to a typically Cluniac layout.
The royal family of Burgundy founded the first religious community in Payerne towards 950 A.D. It had an abbey church built in several stages between 960 and 1100 A.D. The nave with its chevet of five apses formed one of the purest interior designs in Swiss Romanesque art. The abbey church enjoyed continuous prosperity thanks to the connections with the abbey in Cluny and thanks to the protection of the royal family. The functional and symbolic harmony of the room (pre-nave with its high chapel dedicated to Saint Michael, nave, transept, choir and chapels) is enhanced by sculpted decorations (canopies, Lombard bands, atlases) and Romanesque (pre-nave) or Gothic (chapels) mural paintings. In 1536, the Reform expelled the monks. The Abbey Church was desacralized and used as a granary until the 20th century.

Meanwhile the Abbey church has been renovated. It is a fine Romanesque monument and hosts prestigious art exhibitions.

Abbey of Payerne

Adresse

Abbatiale de Payerne
Place du Marché 3
1530 Payerne
Tel. +41 (0)26 662 67 04
musee-abbatiale@payerne.ch
www.abbatiale-payerne.ch

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Payerne
Payerne
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Hiking in the surroundings

ViaJacobi
ViaJacobi
Stage 33, Payerne–Moudon (Curtilles)
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ViaJacobi
ViaJacobi
Stage 32, Fribourg (Villars-sur-Glâne)–Payerne
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Cycling in the surroundings

Le Jorat–Trois Lacs–Emme
Le Jorat–Trois Lacs–Emme
Stage 2, Payerne–Aarberg
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Le Jorat–Trois Lacs–Emme
Le Jorat–Trois Lacs–Emme
Stage 1, Lausanne–Payerne
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Gros de Vaud–La Côte
Gros de Vaud–La Côte
Stage 1, Payerne–Echallens (Goumoens)
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Alter Bernerweg
Alter Bernerweg
Stage 1, Estavayer-le-Lac–Laupen
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La Broye–La Gruyère
La Broye–La Gruyère
Route 87, Payerne–Bulle
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Les collines de la Broye
Les collines de la Broye
Route 481, Payerne–Avenches–Estavayer-le-Lac–Payerne
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