March to June and September to October :
Tuesday to Sunday from 10:00 a.m. to 5:30 p.m., as well as bank holidays
July and August :
Monday to Sunday from 10:00 a.m. to 5:30 p.m.
November to February :
Tuesday to Sunday from 1:30 p.m. to 5:30 p.m.
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Adult: CHF 15.00
Concessions (students, apprentices, recipients of old-age, survivors’, disability and unemployment benefits, military personnel in uniform): CHF 13.00
Child (aged 6-16): CHF 9.00
Child (under the age of 6): free
Family (2 adults + 1 or 2 children or 1 adult + 3 children): CHF 36.00
Annual pass: CHF 30.00
Raiffeisen cards, Swiss Museums Passport, ICOM, AMS: free
Groups (from 10 people):
Adult: CHF 12.00 Child (obligatory schools): CHF 8.00
Child (obligatory state schools and obligatory schools in Payerne): CHF 5.00
A guided tour is charged in addition to the group entrance price.
Full price: CHF 140.00
Reduced price for state schools: CHF 100.00
Free for Payerne schools
From the age of 16, the Covid certificate is mandatory for entry into the Abbey church.
Contact and address
Site de l’Abbatiale de Payerne
Place du Marché 3
Case postale 23
+41 (0)26 662 67 04
Tourisme information desk
At the reception of the Abbey, you will also find the tourist information desk, where you can get information on the activities available in the region, buy tickets for shows put online by the Estavayer-le-Lac – Payerne tourism office, buy gift vouchers for the cinema, etc.
Phone +41 (0)26 301 60 30
A five-minute walk from Payerne station. From the station, head north on Rue du Temple, turn left at Place de la Concorde and then right onto Rue du Collège.
Via the motorway
A1, exit at Payerne. At the first roundabout, head straight on along Route de Bussy and Rue des Terreaux for 1.7 km, then take Rue de Guillermaux. At the roundabout, turn left onto Rue de la Boverie, then continue straight on along Rue de la Gare. In front of the station, turn left onto Rue du Temple and, 80 m after, turn left into the Concorde car park.
From Berne or Fribourg
Exit at Payerne, towards Payerne, turn right at Simondan roundabout, follow Payerne Vignette, continue for 1.8 km. After the level crossing, turn right onto Rue de la Gare. In front of the station, turn left onto Rue du Temple and, 80 m after, turn left into the Concorde car park.
Car park 1: Place de la Concorde Car park 2: Parking Denner, Rue des Moulins Car park 3: Parking Place des Tireurs, Avenue de la Promenade (all-day parking for 5.00 CHF)
Access for disabled people
Visitors with limited mobility
The Abbey Church is only partially accessible to wheelchair users, and to a lesser extent to other visitors with limited mobility, because of its numerous different levels and stairs. Some adaptations have been made, such as lifts granting wheelchair users access to the nave. Because of its status as a historic monument, the Abbey Church is not fully accessible.
We strongly recommended that you notify us of your visit in advance so that we can prepare to meet your needs as fully as possible.
The following points along the audio tour are accessible to wheelchair users: 1 to 4, 6 to 12, 14, 16, 19 and 20. Access for points 3, 4 and 6-12 is via a lift to the south of the Abbey Church in the old cloister courtyard. To access points 2 and 16-20, head towards the entrance and proceed around the Abbey Church to the north, because of stairs at the south-east.
In order to limit the distance you will have to cover, we recommend you visit the points of interest in the following order: 1, 3, 4, 6, 7, 8, 9, 10, 11, 12, 14, 2, 16, 19, 20. You can access point 13 with assistance from a staff member. Please notify us of your visit in advance if you wish to do this so that we can make the necessary preparations. The same applies to points 17 and 18 at the Parish Church.
As our tour is audio-guided, we provide a written tour for hearing-impaired visitors in French, German and English.
Payments for entrance as well as shop purchases can be made in cash or by card. The following cards are accepted:
- Visa/Visa Electron
- V PAY
- Diner Club/Discover
Please note that you can pay in euros at the exchange rate displayed at the entrance. Your change will be given in CHF.
You can leave personal belongings at the small lockers provided for the purpose at the entrance with a deposit of 2.00 CHF (euros are not accepted). There are limited numbers of lockers available.
Pets are not admitted to the Abbey Church and may not be left at the entrance.