The discovery tour

The discovery tour through the Abbey Church of Payerne is unique. It offers new insights into the history of the biggest roman church of Switzerland and sheds new light on the life of the people connected with it. Take in the original scenography with twenty immersive and interactive audio-guide stations and discover previously unseen secrets behind the church walls – an unforgettable experience!

Special mention of the Jury
European Museum of the Year Award (EMYA) 2023

At the occasion of the 46th ceremony of the EMYA 2023 in Barcelona, the Abbey Church of Payerne was awarded a special mention for its discovery tour. The distinction recompenses the visitors’ sensory, animated, and emotional experience and the accomplished and playful way in which the complex history of this major masterpiece of roman architecture is presented.

The price of the individual visit comprises an audio-guide in English, French or German.

The tour takes about 1h30.

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