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Musee Romain de Lausanne-Vidy

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Address: 24, chemin du Bois-de-Vaus, Lausanne, Switzerland
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+41 21 315 41 85

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Small Local Museum

To be honest, this museum is out of the way and too small to be of interest to most tourists. It's a neat little place but more useful to local families and schools. If you happen... read more

Reviewed 28 August 2014
Lausanne, Switzerland
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Lausanne, Switzerland
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225 reviews
136 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 210 helpful votes
Reviewed 28 August 2014

To be honest, this museum is out of the way and too small to be of interest to most tourists. It's a neat little place but more useful to local families and schools. If you happen to be nearby I wouldn't call it a waste of time to look around for an hour or so. Just don't expect it to... More 

1 Thank theswissmister
Sao Paulo
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56 reviews
30 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 38 helpful votes
Reviewed 10 April 2014

This museum stays right on the way from the bus stop at Bois de Vaux in the direction down to the roman ruins by the lake. Better just head straight to the ruins, for the museum is quite small and unattractive for its price. They have a limited stock of materials in display with nothing impressive, and most of the... More 

1 Thank Eduardoqueseja
Hobart, Australia
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54 reviews
33 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 17 helpful votes
Reviewed 2 August 2013

Went for a walk around the ruins, have been to a few sites with roman archaeological remains before and this one was just a bit too ordered and samey, not really convinced that the remains haven't been interfered with in modern times and some concrete and pebbles added for better effect!

1 Thank gillian r
Lausanne, Switzerland
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48 reviews
15 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 13 helpful votes
Reviewed 13 February 2013

Not a real special one, just a fine roman museum for people that are not used to it. One visit it's worth (and enough).

Thank almafo
Lausanne, Switzerland
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117 reviews
35 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 47 helpful votes
Reviewed 16 January 2013

interesting collection of items related to the roman history of Lausanne. it is near some roman ruins as well.

Thank Leila M
Hong Kong, China
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25 reviews
5 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 29 helpful votes
Reviewed 3 June 2012

Really crowded when I went there, it was the special museum day in Lausanne. Small museum, not very amazing. Temporary expo, terrible for me. It was an indoor labyrinth with kids screaming and running everywhere and no space to breath. Beware claustrophobics!

Thank Eloise Y
Geneva, Switzerland
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52 reviews
16 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 68 helpful votes
Reviewed 26 January 2012

Free to enter the first Saturday of the month and right next to the main plaza... nice Sat plan.

2 Thank berenjenas
Oberhausen, Germany
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24 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 86 helpful votes
Reviewed 23 September 2010

A Roman presence in Lausanne may come as a surprise, but it was an important location during the Roman empire. Vidy was an important port, as the museum relates, and trading centre on a major route North. I got more of a feeling for how things probably were by walking around the old port (now set some back from the... More 

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