Our Abbey belongs to the Order of Citeaux  (Common Observance). It is situated 7 kms from Fribourg (Switzerland). Built on a meander of the Sarine (river) it occupies a typically enchantress Cistercian site, where nature realises a happy harmony between water, vegetation and stone.

Who are we ?

To get to know us and inform yourself about our monastic community.

Where to find us ?

All you need to know to enable you to come to Hauterive, ei- ther by car or Public Transport.


You would like to join us in prayer : here is our timetable.


Useful tips if you would like to live a time of spiritual retreat with us, you are very welcome.

Monastic shop

The monks sell their products in their shop : opening times Products on offer etc.

Guided Tours

Providing that there is a previous agreement, it is possible to visit the Abbey. How to do it ?


You would like to ask us a question or enter into contact with us this link is for you.

« Youth » offer

You are aged between 18 and 35. You would like to live a intense spiritual experience with the monks. You are welcome.

Association of friends

A way of marking your attachment to the monks and to bring them concrete help.

Hauterive Foundation

Proprietors of the exceptional site, it monitors good conservation and development.