Period II

Romainmôtier Monastery, 11th century. Photo: Wikipedia

Romainmôtier revisited

The documentary “Romainmôtier Revisité” is a journey back in time, to the foundation of one of the oldest monasteries and churches on Swiss soil.
Romainmôtier was a small Gallo-Roman village.

The monastery was founded in the fifth or sixth century. The monastery belonged to the Abbey of Cluny in the tenth century. The Romanesque church and the Gothic choir and columns date from this period.

The 13th-century house of the prior features magnificent halls, large fireplaces, coffered ceilings and wall paintings.

The film shows this history and the reconstruction of the funeral monument of Henri de Sévery, the great prior of Romainmôtier, and the lapidary treasures of the old monastery.