The second church: Construction

11th-12th century

Between the 11th and the first half of the 12th century, a new church was built in the location of the first one. This was the Abbey Church that we know nowadays. Built in several steps (first the nave and narthex, then transept and choir), its layout testifies to the numerous project changes.

Abbatiale de Payerne, chevet, deuxième moitié XIe – première moitié XIIe siècle
© Abbatiale de Payerne / Rémy Gindroz

Special closure: The Abbey Church, the discovery tour and our reception will be closed on Tuesday 23 April 2024.