Avenches

(from the article `Helvetii`) Under Augustus their territory formed part of Gallia Belgica. The capital at Aventicum (Avenches) became a Roman colony, and the baths at Aquae ... ...to the south. It has an area of 1,240 sq mi (3,212 sq km). In the west it extends a short way along the shores of Lake Neuchâtel, with a long ... [2...
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Avenches

Avenches (äväNsh') , anc. Aventicum, town, Vaud canton, W Switzerland. During the 1st and 2d cent. A.D., Avenches flourished under the Romans as the chief town of Helvetia.
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Avenches

Avenches is a Swiss municipality in the canton of Vaud, located in the district of Broye-Vully. ==History== The roots of Avenches go back to the Celts. A tribe of Helvetians had built a settlement on the hills of Bois de Châtel, south of the later Roman settlement. The establishment of the Roman settlement of Aventicum, which became the capital o...
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