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ViaFrancigena
ViaFrancigena
Stage 2, Ste-Croix–Orbe
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ViaFrancigena
ViaFrancigena
Stage 3, Orbe–Cossonay
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Mittelland Route
Mittelland Route
Stage 7, Yverdon–Lausanne
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Jurasüdfuss-Route
Jurasüdfuss-Route
Stage 4, Yverdon-les-Bains–Bière
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Boucle de la Plaine de l'Orbe
Boucle de la Plaine de l'Orbe
Route 487, Orbe–Grandson
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Orbe
Mosaïques romaines d’Orbe-Boscéaz

Mosaïques romaines d’Orbe-Boscéaz

The most beautiful set of Roman mosaics north of the Alps was unearthed on the Boscéaz site near Orbe. These unique vestiges of a luxurious villa represent figurative scenes and geometrical patterns.
Five pavilions protect the site containing the largest set of Roman mosaics in Switzerland. The site is located in Boscéaz near Orbe, a small medieval town in the Yverdon-les-Bains region. The mosaics, which were discovered in the mid-19th century, adorned 9 of the 100 rooms of a huge and luxurious Gallo-Roman villa built towards 160 A.D. The villa was destroyed during the invasions and the grounds were used as a quarry in the Middle Ages. No above-ground structures remain.
The most beautiful set of Roman mosaics north of the Alps was unearthed on the Boscéaz site near Orbe. These unique vestiges of a luxurious villa represent figurative scenes and geometrical patterns.
Five pavilions protect the site containing the largest set of Roman mosaics in Switzerland. The site is located in Boscéaz near Orbe, a small medieval town in the Yverdon-les-Bains region. The mosaics, which were discovered in the mid-19th century, adorned 9 of the 100 rooms of a huge and luxurious Gallo-Roman villa built towards 160 A.D. The villa was destroyed during the invasions and the grounds were used as a quarry in the Middle Ages. No above-ground structures remain.

Mosaïques romaines d’Orbe-Boscéaz

Adresse

Office du Tourisme d'Orbe
Grand-Rue 1
1350 Orbe
Tel. +41 (0)24 442 92 37
tourisme@orbe.ch
www.orbe-tourisme.ch

Services

Accommodation

Hotel et Restaurant des Mosaïques
Hotel et Restaurant des Mosaïques
Orbe
Hôtel Restaurant Au Chasseur
Hôtel Restaurant Au Chasseur
Orbe
TCS Camping Orbe
TCS Camping Orbe
Orbe
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Hiking in the surroundings

ViaFrancigena
ViaFrancigena
Stage 2, Ste-Croix–Orbe
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ViaFrancigena
ViaFrancigena
Stage 3, Orbe–Cossonay
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Cycling in the surroundings

Mittelland Route
Mittelland Route
Stage 7, Yverdon–Lausanne
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Jurasüdfuss-Route
Jurasüdfuss-Route
Stage 4, Yverdon-les-Bains–Bière
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Boucle de la Plaine de l'Orbe
Boucle de la Plaine de l'Orbe
Route 487, Orbe–Grandson
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