Roman Amphitheater

The history of the capital of Roman Helvetia

The Roman era intrigues all visitors to Avenches. But its history reveals other surprises…

What did Avenches look like when it was the capital of Roman Helvetia? Find the answers in the Roman arenas, the Roman Museum, during a walk or an educational workshop. During these activities, children can paint like the Romans did. All can taste the specialties Romans enjoyed in Caesar’s times. But there's much more to the history of Avenches: its castle is a great witness of the Renaissance period, while the National Equestrian Institute (IENA) and the national stud farm present the story of the horse and the links between the region and this noble animal.

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