Knowledge & culture

Discover the Roman site of Aventicum

Enjoy this hiking excursion where you can uncover the grandeur of Aventicum, the capital of Roman Helvetia.

Starting in the centre of town, this easy walk is accessible to everyone and lasts an hour and a half so you can discover the city of Aventicum, capital of Roman Helvetia 2,000 years ago. In a magnificent natural setting, you will visit the monuments which are still visible today and which gave this ancient city its sense of splendour. On your visit to the Roman museum, you can see religious and everyday objects which have been recovered from Aventicum.

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Discover the Roman site of Aventicum

  • free of charge Entry to the Roman museum
  • CHF 60.00 Guided tour of the Roman site* per group

*tours must be booked two weeks in advance with a maximum of 25 persons
Prices incl. VAT / Prices and products subject to alteration



Hiking excursion

Distance 6 km
Lasts around: 1 hour 30 minutes

You can visit the site by bicycle, available to rent from Publibike at the station. Tickets are sold by Avenches tourist information centre.

For families

The walk is suitable for pushchairs and there is a playground nearby. Discover Avenches and the Roman site with a treasure hunt, free to access on your smartphone.

Swiss National Stud Farm

Combine your excursion with a visit to the Swiss National Stud Farm. Open all year round, visits are free and there is an informative trail to follow.

National Equestrian Institute of Avenches (Institut équestre national d'Avenches or IENA)

The IENA also holds several events throughout the year.

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