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Avenches occupies the site of the former Helvetian capital, Roman Aventicum founded by Augustus, which flourished in the 2C before being devastated in 259. The present little town, a former capitol, is far smaller than the ancient town whose unearthed remains (amphitheatre, theatre, sanctuary...) give some idea of its size.

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  • Avenches Roman Museum Interesting

    CH - 1580 Avenches

    Housed in a wide medieval tower above the main entrance to the amphitheatre, the museum contains objects found during various digs (paintings, mosaics, sculptures, coins, marble and bronze) and an audio-visual programme that shows the history of Aven..

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  • La Couronne

    Centrale 20 CH - 1580 Avenches

    The La Couronne hotel can be found right in the centre of the medieval town of Avenches, close to the amphitheatre, and offers you free wireless internet access. Enjoy the creative, seasonal cuisine of the La Couronne's restaurant and spend peaceful..

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  • Des Bains Comfortable restaurant 

    Route de Berne 1 CH - 1580 Avenches

    If visiting the nearby Roman arenas has helped you work up an appetite, come to this neo-rustic dining room, where the name recalls the old Aventicum public baths.

  • De la Couronne Comfortable restaurant 

    Rue Centrale 20 CH - 1580 Avenches

    Towards the back of the restaurant you will find an elegant dining room serving inspired cuisine of varying provenance. Near the entrance, enjoy more brasserie-style dishes with the locals in a more relaxed atmosphere. The choice is yours!

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