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Avenches is a town of about 3,000 people in the Three Lakes area of Switzerland. Avenches is noted for the Roman ruins that remain from the time when the area was a major Roman outpost.

Get in[edit]

Avenches is served by trains from Murten, Payerne and Berne operated by BLS. It is also connected by a bus operated by TPF to Fribourg. From nearby Faoug, boats connect to Murten, however it is much faster to take the train.

Get around[edit]

Avenches is small enough to walk around and see the sights easily. There is a local bus around Acenches and the surrounding towns operated by PostBus[dead link].

See and do[edit]

  • 1 Roman site Aventicum, +41 26 676 99 22. The remains of the Roman city of Aventicum which once housed 20,000 people are scattered over quite a big area and include an amphitheatre and a bath house. Access free, Fr. 60 for a guided tour for up to 25 people.
  • 2 Roman museum (Musée romain). Seasonal, but always W-Su 14:00-17:00. Free; Fr. 6 during temporary exhibitions.



  • 1 Lacotel, Route de Salavaux 2 (100 metres from the train station Faoug), +41 26 675 34 44, . The speciality of this restaurant are the meat and grill dishes. Fr. 20 for pasta or pizza, Fr. 50 for the meats.



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