Welcome in Payerne

The town of Payerne is nestled in the fertile alluvial plain of the Broye River, a verdant rural countryside. The town centre is located on top of a glacial moraine and its silhouette emphasized by two medieval churches, projecting their spires toward the heavens. The large agricultural plain surrounding Payerne, reclaimed from marshland in the 19th and 20th centuries following the deviation of the Broye River, is also the site of Switzerland’s largest military air base. In Payerne, agriculture and aviation cohabit side by side, a merger of the elements of land and sky.

Tours and visitor trails

There are lots of ways to make the most of your visit to Payerne. You could opt for a self-guided tour or alternatively explore the town with the help of an experienced guide. For more information, head to the tourist office.

café du marché Abbatiale cour du chateau chateau bernois tribunal eglise paroissiale fontaine du banneret Passage du portail Rue des Blanchisseuses et porte de Berne parc aux biches Statut du Général Jomini Tour Barraud La Passerelle, de la Broye fougueuse à la Broye maîtrisée Faubourg de Vuary Pont de Guillermaux, logements ouvriers et église catholique Cave de la reine Berthe