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European Heritage Days

Sep 10, 2022 - Sep 11, 2022
Avenches - Visits and guided tours

Games, sports and entertainment in Switzerland: cultural heritage is not just a stage set

Those guided tours are displayed in French only
There is no typical architecture of stud farms, as these institutions were created under very different conditions. However, a constant characteristic of stud farms is the presence of a central courtyard. In Avenches, all the buildings on the site are located around the courtyard, with the exception of the administration building, which forms the link with the outside world. The architecture of the stud farm is inspired by the rural vernacular tradition, also known as Heimatstil, through the multiplication of materials (wood, bricks, masonry, granite, molasse, etc.), the presence of modillions, wooden frames and half-timbering. While the envelope offers a traditional image, the structure of the farm buildings (a metal frame in the riding hall, cast iron columns and double T-irons in the stables) presents a modern load-bearing system derived from industrial techniques.

Saturday 10 September and Sunday 11 September
from 10 am to 5 pm, open house with educational tour
at 10 a.m. and 2 p.m. guided tours by members of the Groupement des Guides d'Avenches and the Swiss National Stud (duration approx. 1 hour)
from 11 am to 1 pm presentations of the forge, saddlery and wagon workshops by the craftsmen

Swiss National Stud, Les Longs-Prés 2

SBB, S9 stop Avenches, then postal bus 540, direction Cudrefin, stop Avenches, Haras Fédéral
Parking on site

Reservation required for guided tours on +41 26 676 99 22 or via the ticket office under the "Links" tab

  • Office du Tourisme d'Avenches
  • Place de l'Eglise 3
  • 1580 Avenches - CH

  • Opening hours

  • Links



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