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Avenches, the medieval town

Office du Tourisme d'Avenches
Place de l'Eglise 3
1580 Avenches

+41 26 675 33 93

www.avenches.ch/de/

During a walk, come and explore the history and treasures of Avenches, this charming medieval town perched on its hill since the 11th century. If you love towers, ancient monuments, arcades, staircases, and unsolved mysteries, this tour is for you! Follow the guide and let yourself be enchanted.

Nothing beats strolling at your own pace and letting your imagination roam! To help you fully enjoy your walk, the brochure "The Old Town of Avenches - Historical Tour" offers a route that takes you from one point to another, inviting you to get to know this beautiful town better.

For a great overview, it's best to start from the highest point of the town, the Church Square. So, begin your journey in the center of Avenches, in front of the Tourist Office, for a short but inspiring walk that's accessible to everyone!

Between squares and esplanades, along cobblestone paths and through narrow streets, the circuit reveals picturesque places and monuments, as well as some curiosities that together create the charm and pride of the town.

Do you know why the defensive towers are open on three sides, or why a Star of David is depicted on the roof of one of the towers? Can you guess the origin of the "retiree benches" that can be seen along the church? And what about the large eaves in a small street parallel to the main one – what could they have been used for?

Every point on the route promises its share of interest and surprise!

To finish on a high note, the walk concludes at the amphitheater, the most important and best-preserved monument of its kind in Switzerland, which you discover from the top of the stands: impressive! By walking around it to the right, you find yourself both in front of its entrance and at the foot of the imposing 11th-century fortification tower, which now houses the Roman Museum. Needless to say, a visit is a must, either before or after your walk!

Office du Tourisme d'Avenches
Place de l'Eglise 3
1580 Avenches

+41 26 675 33 93

www.avenches.ch/de/

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