Romont, In the heart of a medieval town
Romont offers you a walk through the town to discover its monuments, buildings and squares of past and present times.
A fun tour that will equally appeal to young and old, thanks to the questions and challenges that are proposed.
In the 13th century, Peter of Savoy built a castle on this wooded hillside and founded a village. By the end of the century, Romont already counted more than 1000 inhabitants. The village welcomed pilgrims, travellers and traders as its wide streets proved an ideal venue for markets and large fairs. During the Burgundy wars (between the House of Savoy on one side and Berne and Fribourg on the other) Romont was burned and looted. The town remained loyal to Savoy until Berne and Fribourg conquered Vaud. In 1536, Romont allied itself with Fribourg in order to remain Catholic. At this time, a Fribourg bailiff arrived in Romont. Since 1848, the town has been an administrative centre and capital of the Glâne district. The train (Lausanne-Berne line) has stopped here since 1862. Relying heavily on agriculture for a long time, the region became welcoming industries in 1935. The economic fabric primarily consists of small and medium-sized entreprises. A number of firms have set up business in the industrial zones, with Nespresso opening a production centre in 2015. The town boasts a rich and varied associative scene, both sporting and cultural, and makes the proud claim of being a "green town".
The region is known as the Stained Glass Country due to the presence of the Vitromusée and numerous high-quality stained glass in the surrounding area.
Enjoy your walk !
Brochure available at the tourist office and the Vitromusée.
Accessible by public transport: yes | Nearest bus or train stop: Romont poste (bus), Romont gare (train)