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Sanctuaire du Cigognier reviews
Aventicum had once been the largest town of Roman Helvetia, with an estimated number of about 20'000 inhabitants. The city walls had a length of 5,6km. Out of the railway station of Avenches - and...
Aventicum had once been the largest town of Roman Helvetia, with an estimated number of about 20'000 inhabitants. The city walls had a length of 5,6km. Out of the railway station of Avenches - and... more »
The santuary of Cigogne is only one of the Roman remains in Avenches. What is left of the santuary, are some foundations an two columns. Look at the reconstruction on the sign next to the remains and.... more
The santuary of Cigogne is only one of the Roman remains in Avenches. What is left of the santuary, are some foundations an two columns. Look at the reconstruction on the sign next to the remains and.... more »
If you are walking from the train station in Avenches, it will take you about half an hour to reach these ruins. They date from the 1st century A.D. and what still stands there is very well preserved. It is also very close to the Temple so make sure to visit it because these are nice historic places that remind us that the Romans also settled in what is today known as Switzerland.
Good place for picnic
Impressive. You can imagine the real size the original building.
No Toilet and no tea stalls otherwise place was okay
It's true that there isn't much left to see from the stork sanctuary. but it is still worth a visit, because the site is very well laid out. View of the Roman wall in the distance and access across fields to the remains of the Roman theatre. You can easily imagine how great this city was in Roman times, when you see the reconstructions on the information panels or the model of the Roman museum! Also note that the two "benches for retirees" of the church are elements that come from the sanctuary of the storks!
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