Jardin des moines

From 27 July to 11 August 2024

The courtyard of the Château, the former cloister courtyard, will be the setting for the 3rd Monks’ Garden this summer.

Ephemeral garden
Installed in the former cloister courtyard, the ephemeral garden recalls the function of this place in the days of the monastery. Developed in partnership with the city of Payerne’s Parks and Promenades department, it offers a place to relax and discover. Like last year, the Monks’ Garden will feature aromatic and medicinal plants and their virtues. Visitors can pick their own, in moderation, to accompany a drink or a dish.

To quench their thirst and grab a bite to eat in this peaceful, leafy setting, visitors are invited to pick up their drinks at the Café du Marché, opposite the main entrance to the Abbey Church.

Café du Marché opening times:
Thursday: 8am – 10pm
Friday and Saturday: 9am – 10pm
Sunday: 9am – 5pm


Opéra de l’Impératrice from 12 to 20 July 2024. Tickets, information and reschedule at operaimperatrice.ch
July 12 performance postponed to Sunday 14.

On Monday 1 July 2024, the dormitorium will be closed. The rest of the discovery trail will remain open to visitors as usual.