Situated on a Roman archaeological site, the museum traces the region's Roman heritage with mosaics, mural paintings and various objects.
The region of Vallon and La Broye was marked during Antiquity by the prestige of Aventicum (modern-day Avenches), the capital of Roman Switzerland (from the first to third centuries AD). Six kilometres away from the ancient city, the museum is located on the very site of the Gallo-Roman villa in Vallon. It presents the everyday life of the residence during the first four centuries of our age.
The two famous mosaics "Bacchus and Ariane" and "Venatio", discovered in 1985, are the most impressive attractions of the exhibition.
From 3 Jan 2021 to 31 Dec 2021
Wednesday - Sunday
- 13:00 - 17:00
- CHF 6.-
Groups (10 people)
- CHF 4.-
Good to know
- Guided tours in French, German, Italian and English on request.
- Open on Easter and Pentecost Mondays
- Closed from 24 to 26 December 2020 and from 31 December 2019 to 02 January 2021
- Parking: Blue zone parking spaces available at the foot of the church of Carignan, in front of the museum
- Accessible by public transport: yes
- Accessible by car: yes