Roman artifacts are a must-see at the museum in Avenches/Aventicum, CH
About an hour and a half north of Geneva on the A1 autoroute, there lies a picturesque little town called Avenches. In ancient times, it was known as Aventicum and was the Roman capital of Helvetia. We went and poked around a bit the last weekend my sister was here and enjoyed some beautiful artifacts and ruins, as well as a bit of the medieval city that grew up around this Roman town that was a hub on the road between Italy and England. We'll definitely be going back in the spring, when the weather is warmer and the flowers are in bloom. To enjoy a few more pictures of this Roman capital, visit my Picasa Web Album.
Photo copyright: Janet M Kincaid, 1/10