The monks’ garden

From 3 July to 13 August 2023

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.

The garden will be open continuously from 3 July to 13 August 2023.

Musical events
Twenty-minute musical events explore the many facets of music from the 16th to 18th centuries at the following times:

– Friday: 4.30pm
– Saturday: 11.30am, 2.30pm and 4.30pm
– Sunday: 2.30pm and 4.30pm

The musical events will take place in the Abbey Church, in the Parish Church and outside, in the Monks’ Garden. Details of the programme and the location of each performance will be posted on this website a few days in advance, depending on the weather.

Events in the Abbey Church are included in the Discovery Trail ticket. For those held in the Parish Church or outside, the musicians will pass by with a hat at the end of the demonstration.

Buvette des moines
The monks’ refreshment room offers a relaxing setting for a good time. During the week, visitors can buy drinks at the reception desk in the Abbey Church, and at weekends they can enjoy a special programme from 21 July to 13 August 2023.


Opéra de l’Impératrice from 12 to 20 July 2024. Tickets, information and reschedule at
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.