- Type: Culture
NileGuide Expert Says:
Sonja Holverson, local expert suggests not to miss at least the Roman ruins at Vidy of the original town known as Losanna. It is a little known fact to many visitors how dominant the Romans were in this part of Europe.
NileGuide Expert tip:
Start your Roman experience at the Roman ruins in the park at Vidy. Then visit the museum. It's strange that the Romans chose the lakeside for their town but Medieval Lausanne went high up the hill to found the city which still exists.
- The Musée Romain de Lausanne-Vidy, on the site of the former Roman town of Lausanna, is the ideal place to see after visiting the neighboring Roman ruins. At both places, you can learn a lot about how Lausanne was all the way back in 100 BC. A small-scale model gives a good idea of the area that was occupied. Many objects excavated throughout the 20th century are on display here: games, jugs, coins, tools. You can also see temporary exhibitions, all linked to Roman times.
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