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Mittelland Route
Mittelland Route
Stage 6, Ins–Yverdon
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Le Jorat–Trois Lacs–Emme
Le Jorat–Trois Lacs–Emme
Stage 2, Payerne–Aarberg
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Les collines de la Broye
Les collines de la Broye
Route 481, Payerne–Avenches–Estavayer-le-Lac–Payerne
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Vallon
Roman Museum Vallon

Roman Museum Vallon

The Roman Museum of Vallon which was inaugurated in the year 2000 was built on the site of a spacious gallo-roman rural residence. Residence out of which two exceptionally well-preserved and magnificent mosaics have remained.
Discovered in 1985, the hunt mosaic (venatio) is - in situ - the largest well- preserved mosaic in Switzerland (about 90 sq meters). The mosaic decorated the floor of a large banqueting hall. Its floor shows four game scenes in the amphitheater, assigned on ten hexagonal medaillions representing six belluarii, one bear, one lion, one bull, one deer, one dog and a doe.

The second mosaic, somewhat smaller, is called after «Bacchus and Ariane». Its name comes from the central scene, thought to be – when discovered - as Bacchus discovering sleepy Ariane on the Naxos island. This mosaic was decorating the flooring of a room where about fifteen statuettes in bronze of a domestic lararium was found.

In addition to the permanent exhibition (demonstration model of the roman villa 3rd century AD), the lararium, the reconstruction on full- scale of an arch belonging to the painted porch, six scientific water-colours describing various occupations of the site (Bronze Age up to early Middle Ages etc.), the Museum organizes, on regular basis, temporary exhibitions.
The Roman Museum of Vallon which was inaugurated in the year 2000 was built on the site of a spacious gallo-roman rural residence. Residence out of which two exceptionally well-preserved and magnificent mosaics have remained.
Discovered in 1985, the hunt mosaic (venatio) is - in situ - the largest well- preserved mosaic in Switzerland (about 90 sq meters). The mosaic decorated the floor of a large banqueting hall. Its floor shows four game scenes in the amphitheater, assigned on ten hexagonal medaillions representing six belluarii, one bear, one lion, one bull, one deer, one dog and a doe.

The second mosaic, somewhat smaller, is called after «Bacchus and Ariane». Its name comes from the central scene, thought to be – when discovered - as Bacchus discovering sleepy Ariane on the Naxos island. This mosaic was decorating the flooring of a room where about fifteen statuettes in bronze of a domestic lararium was found.

In addition to the permanent exhibition (demonstration model of the roman villa 3rd century AD), the lararium, the reconstruction on full- scale of an arch belonging to the painted porch, six scientific water-colours describing various occupations of the site (Bronze Age up to early Middle Ages etc.), the Museum organizes, on regular basis, temporary exhibitions.

Roman Museum Vallon

Adresse

Musée Romain Vallon
Carignan 6
1565 Vallon
Tel. +41 (0)26 667 97 97
contact@museevallon.ch
www.museevallon.ch

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Cycling in the surroundings

Mittelland Route
Mittelland Route
Stage 6, Ins–Yverdon
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Le Jorat–Trois Lacs–Emme
Le Jorat–Trois Lacs–Emme
Stage 2, Payerne–Aarberg
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Les collines de la Broye
Les collines de la Broye
Route 481, Payerne–Avenches–Estavayer-le-Lac–Payerne
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