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Grangeneuve

From our accommodation in Grangeneuve we walk in the rain westwards to Posieux.


Chapelle du Sacré Coeur in Posieux

In the widely visible Chapelle du Sacré Coeur in Posieux there is a monumental Jesus statue in Carrara marble.

The chapel was built on the occasion of Freiburg's accession to the Swiss Confederation.


Chapelle du Sacré Coeur in Posieux
farm in Ecuvillens

To the next village of Ecuvillen and its church the way leads us to the south. In Ecuvillens we admired beautiful Freiburg farmhouses and peacefully grazing cows.

Passing the airfield we cross the Bois*) à L'Abbé towards Posat.

*) Bois [boa] = wood


Kühe Kapelle von Posat

Via the Champ-de-la-Croix we reach Posat, the site of the Premonstratensian monastery built around 1140, where 58 nuns still lived in 1362 and where a certain Emma held the title of prioress. The convent was dissolved in 1580. Today the "Restaurant de la Croix-d'Or" stands on the monastic foundations. The beautiful chapel of Posat originally dates from the convent's founding period, but was demolished and rebuilt and consecrated in 1675. Thanks to its wonderful spring water, which is said to have great healing powers, the chapel has become a well-visited place of pilgrimage.


Brunnen bei der Kapelle von Posat

The water from this fountain is especially helpful for eye problems.


Brücke über die Glâne

This bridge over the Glâne was built by UBS apprentices.


Saint-Maurice in Autigny Glasfenster

The parish church of Saint-Maurice in Autigny was first mentioned in 1228. The church received its present appearance in the new construction of 1830-31. In the church we discovered this beautiful window of St. James.

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We are approaching Romont


am Jakobsweg nach Romont

Here we are on the road just before Romont to the monastery of La Fille Dieu.


Kloster La Fille Dieu

The Cistercian convent La Fille Dieu dates from 1268.


Glasfenster im Kloster La Fille Dieu

The abbey church, consecrated in 1346, was restored from 1991 to 1996.

Modern stained glass windows by Brian Clarke create a mystical atmosphere inside the church.


Romont Hotel du Lion d'Or

Our pilgrim accommodation in Romont Hotel du Lion d'Or.


Kirche Maria-Himmelfahrt in Romont

The Church of the Assumption of the Virgin Mary in Romont. It was consecrated in 1296. It houses wonderful stained glass windows.


holzgeschnitztes Gestühl in Romont

In the choir there is a wooden carved stall by Master Pottu (1468-69) with a representation of St. James.


romanische Madonna in Romont

Romanesque Madonna in a side chapel of the church in Romont


Savoyen Schloss in Romont

The history of Romont began in 1240 with the castle built by Peter II of Savoy.

The medieval market town impresses with its castle towers, ramparts, old fountains and house facades. As the centre of stained glass in Switzerland, Romont is home to the Swiss Museum of Stained Glass in the magnificent setting of the Savoy castle


Rad für Zugbrücke

In this wheel, just behind the entrance gate, people ran to operate a cable winch, for the drawbridge, or for the 40m deep well.


Romont

Romont is beautifully situated on a hill. The medieval town fortifications are largely preserved.


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Way of St. James Switzerland
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