Donatyre. Photo: TES.

Romanesque Church Donatyre

Donatyre (Vaud), a small village near Avenches, is the site of a remarkable charming Romanesque church (11th century), decorated with copies of frescoes of the church Montcherand (11th century), close to Orbe.

The church is one of Switzerland’s well-hidden Romanesque treasures. The region has always been in close contact with the abbey of Cluny and the network in this part of Switzerland (the abbeys in Payerne and Romainmôtier).

The kingdom of Burgundy (888-1032) was one of the supporters of Cluny and this part of Switzerland belonged to the kingdom.