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The « Tapolets »

Romont et Rue
En ville

The bells are replaced by the "tapolets", just before Easter. Today, that ritual is very rare in Switzerland as it is only practiced in Rue (FR), Romont (FR), Cressier (FR), Grimentz (VS) and some places in Jura.

From Holy Thursday to Holy Saturday, we pretend the bells go to Roma and leave the bell towers silent. In both medieval cities (Romont and Rue), to replace them we use strange instruments equipped with a crank handle which lifts wood hammers: the "tapolets".

In Romont, the "tapolets" are played at the Collegiate Church. On Saturday evening a small procession, the "Easter fire", takes place from the schoolyard to the Collegiate Church.

In Rue, the children gather in a procession and travel around the town with their tapolets. They are rewarded with treats from the locals.

From 28 to 30 Mar 2024

Thursday

Friday

Saturday

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Office du Tourisme de Romont et sa région, Rue du Château 112, 1680, Romont
Rue du Château 112
1680 Romont

In Romont from the Collegiate Church bell tower :

  • Friday : 12.00, 2.45pm, 8.00pm (at 15 minutes in front of the Collegiate Church)
  • Saturday : 12.00, 8.15/8.30pm

In Rue :

  • Thursday at 6.30pm
  • Friday: 6:30 am / 12 pm / 6:30 pm
  • Saturday: 6:30 am / 12 pm / 6:30 pm

Dates and timetable

From 28 to 30 Mar 2024

Thursday

Friday

Saturday

Romont et Rue
En ville

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