4 ViaJacobi
4 ViaJacobi
4 ViaJacobi
4 ViaJacobi
4 ViaJacobi
4 ViaJacobi

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ViaJacobi

Stage 14, Fribourg–Romont (FR)

Route report
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The city of Fribourg with its numerous historic references to St James and the St James pilgrims would be worth the journey on its own. The pilgrims’ path leads over the St Apolline bridge and through the varied landscape of the Glâne to Romont.
The city of the Zähringen and its exceptional historic heritage is worth the trip. This stage on the pilgrimage route of Santiago de Compostela includes the Saint Apollina Bridge, the old stone bridge over the Sarine recorded as far back as 1243 and its chapel (1147, also the date of the foundation of Hauterive Abbey). As it leaves Monterban, the path runs along an impressive row of ancient oaks, vestiges of the «old High Road between Fribourg and Bulle».

After you cross the wooden footbridge, the route takes you to Posieux, and then to Ecuvillens and its aerodrome. Don’t miss the chapel of Notre-Dame in Posat, built in 1680, halfway along the route. A path carved into the molasse leads to a footbridge over the Glâne. Pilgrims will not want to miss the altarpiece in the chapel of St-Jacques in Chavannes-sous-Orsonnens.

As you arrive in Romont, you will pass La Fille-Dieu Abbey, a Cistercian monastery founded in 1268, whose church was entirely renovated in 1996. Next, you will reach the historic centre of Romont, where glass has pride of place in the collegiate and other churches, the streets and, of course, the Swiss Museum of Stained Glass and Glass Art!

Tip: take a stroll through Fribourg with a visit to the Old Town and St. Nicholas Cathedral. The Swiss Museum of Stained Glass and Glass Art in Romont is the highlight of a visit in the region.
The city of Fribourg with its numerous historic references to St James and the St James pilgrims would be worth the journey on its own. The pilgrims’ path leads over the St Apolline bridge and through the varied landscape of the Glâne to Romont.
The city of the Zähringen and its exceptional historic heritage is worth the trip. This stage on the pilgrimage route of Santiago de Compostela includes the Saint Apollina Bridge, the old stone bridge over the Sarine recorded as far back as 1243 and its chapel (1147, also the date of the foundation of Hauterive Abbey). As it leaves Monterban, the path runs along an impressive row of ancient oaks, vestiges of the «old High Road between Fribourg and Bulle».

After you cross the wooden footbridge, the route takes you to Posieux, and then to Ecuvillens and its aerodrome. Don’t miss the chapel of Notre-Dame in Posat, built in 1680, halfway along the route. A path carved into the molasse leads to a footbridge over the Glâne. Pilgrims will not want to miss the altarpiece in the chapel of St-Jacques in Chavannes-sous-Orsonnens.

As you arrive in Romont, you will pass La Fille-Dieu Abbey, a Cistercian monastery founded in 1268, whose church was entirely renovated in 1996. Next, you will reach the historic centre of Romont, where glass has pride of place in the collegiate and other churches, the streets and, of course, the Swiss Museum of Stained Glass and Glass Art!

Tip: take a stroll through Fribourg with a visit to the Old Town and St. Nicholas Cathedral. The Swiss Museum of Stained Glass and Glass Art in Romont is the highlight of a visit in the region.
27 km
620 m | 460 m
7 h 00 min
easy (hiking trail) | difficult

Arrival | return travel

Arrival / return travel Fribourg
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Arrival / return travel Romont
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Contact

Signpost management
The Union fribourgeoise du Tourisme is responsible for monitoring and maintaining the hiking signposts and blazes on behalf of the canton.
Union fribourgeoise du Tourisme
Case postale 1560
1701 Fribourg
information@fribourgregion.ch
www.fribourgregion.ch

Services

Accommodation

Hôtel Aux Remparts
Hôtel Aux Remparts
Fribourg
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Bookable offers

4 Via Jacobi: Interlaken - Romont
4 Via Jacobi: Interlaken - Romont
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Places

Freiburg (Fribourg)
Freiburg (Fribourg)
Romont FR
Romont FR
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Places of interest

Jean Tinguely/Niki de Saint Phalle
Jean Tinguely/Niki de Saint Phalle
St. Nicholas Cathedral
St. Nicholas Cathedral
Urban golf - a first for Switzerland
Urban golf - a first for Switzerland
Ste-Apolline bridge (Villars-sur-Glâne)
Ste-Apolline bridge (Villars-sur-Glâne)
Museum of Stained Glass and Glass Art
Museum of Stained Glass and Glass Art
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Signalization

Signalization
For hiking, follow the logo indicated on the yellow signposts. Take a printout of our web map on your hike for safety's sake.
Signalization