We set off out of Avenches into the countryside, passing at the Chapel in Russy with its relics of St-Modeste.
From there, we discovered a side-track leading to a craft-distillery, where we had hoped for toilets and a coffee,
but ended up sampling their home-made gin. From there to the church of Tours, an ancient sanctuary that had been
rebuilt in the 18th century.
Payerne itself is the location of the largest Romanesque abbey in Switzerland, complete with arcades and frescos.
In the old town, many bourgeois and patrician houses are preserved, as well as part of the fortifications.
This was the end of the Way of the Three Lakes for us, although we could have gone on to Moudon, which we had passed through
on our "main" route on the way from Freibourg to Lausanne.