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Romont FR
ViaJacobi
ViaJacobi
Stage 15, Romont (FR)–Moudon
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ViaJacobi
Stage 14, Fribourg–Romont (FR)
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Sentier du Vitrail de Romont
Sentier du Vitrail de Romont
Route 271, Romont–Grangettes-près-Romont–Romont
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Romont FR
Sense–Glâne–Veveyse
Sense–Glâne–Veveyse
Stage 4, Romont FR–Châtel-St-Denis
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Herzroute
Herzroute
Stage 1, Lausanne–Romont
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Herzroute
Stage 2, Romont–Laupen
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Sense–Glâne–Veveyse
Sense–Glâne–Veveyse
Stage 3, Plaffeien–Romont FR
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La Broye–La Gruyère
La Broye–La Gruyère
Route 87, Payerne–Bulle
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Romont (FR)
Romont FR

Romont FR

The small town of Romont on the south-western Fribourg plateau is defined by its fortified hilltop situation. The castle houses the well-known Swiss Museum of Stained Glass. More glass paintings can be discovered in and around the town.
Romont is situated on an isolated hill (its name is derived from the French for «round hill») at 780 metres above sea level in the upper Glâne Valley. The settlement was founded in the 10th century by the Dukes of Burgundy. Peter II of Savoy made Romont into a strategically important fortified military base on the central plateau. Large sections remain of the 13th century perimeter wall that was repeatedly fortified and extended throughout the centuries. The most important fortification is the imposing Tour à Boyer, which is Romont’s landmark and visible from miles around. This small picturesque town has several well-preserved 17th to 19th century bourgeois and patrician houses.

The castle with beautiful courtyard at the highest point of the town has been home to the Musée Suisse du Vitrail or Swiss Museum of Stained Glass since 1981. The collection includes stained glass from mediaeval times to the present day. Public demonstrations can be watched at the workshop and courses in glass painting are held by prior arrangement. The museum owns a unique collection of glass painting objets d’art such as pictures, furniture and jewellery. The region’s glass painting theme path can be followed on foot, by bicycle or, in bad weather, by car.

The Collegiate Church of Notre-Dame-de-l’Assomption, one of the most beautiful Gothic churches in western Switzerland, stands opposite the castle. Two of the most interesting old buildings in the old town are the Restaurant de la Croix Blanche and the Hôtel du Cerf, both built in the 16th century. The Cistercian Abbey of Fille-Dieu, built in 1268, can be found beyond the city wall in the Glâne Valley. The convent buildings enclose a central courtyard and are built in an austere baroque style.

The 16th century Mézières Castle houses a wallpaper museum (Musée du papier peint): castellan Frédéric-François-Victor de Diesbach had all of the rooms at Mézières decorated with wallpaper in accordance with the latest Paris fashion when he restored the castle between 1787 and 1789.

Highlights

  • Location – the fortified town of Romont is on a hilltop and visible for miles around. Its name derives from the French for round hill.
  • Musée Suisse du Vitrail – Swiss Museum of Stained Glass in Romont Castle exhibiting various facets of stained and painted glass artwork. Unique to Switzerland.
  • Musée du papier peint – wallpaper museum housed in Mézières Castle. Vast collection of historic wallpaper.
  • Collegiate Church of Notre-Dame-de-l'Assomption – this Romont church is one of the most beautiful Gothic churches in western Switzerland.
The small town of Romont on the south-western Fribourg plateau is defined by its fortified hilltop situation. The castle houses the well-known Swiss Museum of Stained Glass. More glass paintings can be discovered in and around the town.
Romont is situated on an isolated hill (its name is derived from the French for «round hill») at 780 metres above sea level in the upper Glâne Valley. The settlement was founded in the 10th century by the Dukes of Burgundy. Peter II of Savoy made Romont into a strategically important fortified military base on the central plateau. Large sections remain of the 13th century perimeter wall that was repeatedly fortified and extended throughout the centuries. The most important fortification is the imposing Tour à Boyer, which is Romont’s landmark and visible from miles around. This small picturesque town has several well-preserved 17th to 19th century bourgeois and patrician houses.

The castle with beautiful courtyard at the highest point of the town has been home to the Musée Suisse du Vitrail or Swiss Museum of Stained Glass since 1981. The collection includes stained glass from mediaeval times to the present day. Public demonstrations can be watched at the workshop and courses in glass painting are held by prior arrangement. The museum owns a unique collection of glass painting objets d’art such as pictures, furniture and jewellery. The region’s glass painting theme path can be followed on foot, by bicycle or, in bad weather, by car.

The Collegiate Church of Notre-Dame-de-l’Assomption, one of the most beautiful Gothic churches in western Switzerland, stands opposite the castle. Two of the most interesting old buildings in the old town are the Restaurant de la Croix Blanche and the Hôtel du Cerf, both built in the 16th century. The Cistercian Abbey of Fille-Dieu, built in 1268, can be found beyond the city wall in the Glâne Valley. The convent buildings enclose a central courtyard and are built in an austere baroque style.

The 16th century Mézières Castle houses a wallpaper museum (Musée du papier peint): castellan Frédéric-François-Victor de Diesbach had all of the rooms at Mézières decorated with wallpaper in accordance with the latest Paris fashion when he restored the castle between 1787 and 1789.

Highlights

  • Location – the fortified town of Romont is on a hilltop and visible for miles around. Its name derives from the French for round hill.
  • Musée Suisse du Vitrail – Swiss Museum of Stained Glass in Romont Castle exhibiting various facets of stained and painted glass artwork. Unique to Switzerland.
  • Musée du papier peint – wallpaper museum housed in Mézières Castle. Vast collection of historic wallpaper.
  • Collegiate Church of Notre-Dame-de-l'Assomption – this Romont church is one of the most beautiful Gothic churches in western Switzerland.

Arrival and return Romont FR

Adresse

Office du tourisme Romont
Rue du Château 112
1680 Romont
Tel. +41 (0)26 651 90 55
info@romontregion.ch
www.romontregion.ch

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Museum of Stained Glass and Glass Art
Museum of Stained Glass and Glass Art
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Romont FR
ViaJacobi
ViaJacobi
Stage 15, Romont (FR)–Moudon
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ViaJacobi
ViaJacobi
Stage 14, Fribourg–Romont (FR)
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Sentier du Vitrail de Romont
Sentier du Vitrail de Romont
Route 271, Romont–Grangettes-près-Romont–Romont
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Cycling in

Romont FR
Sense–Glâne–Veveyse
Sense–Glâne–Veveyse
Stage 4, Romont FR–Châtel-St-Denis
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Herzroute
Herzroute
Stage 1, Lausanne–Romont
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Herzroute
Herzroute
Stage 2, Romont–Laupen
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Sense–Glâne–Veveyse
Sense–Glâne–Veveyse
Stage 3, Plaffeien–Romont FR
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La Broye–La Gruyère
La Broye–La Gruyère
Route 87, Payerne–Bulle
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