A Roman day in Nyon

Back to the origins of the city of Nyon? For one day, the Roman Museum takes you back in time, to when the Colonia Iulia Equestris acted as a relay for Imperial Rome.

Saturday 30 June 2018

Just like back then, Noviodunum resonated with the effervescence of workshops, amphitheater entertainments and other daily activities. The columns of the Esplanade des Marronniers resonated with fascinating stories from comedians, musicians, gladiators and passionate archaeologists. You might have come across the legionnaires, who came straight from the camp of Vindonissa to patrol in the Colonia!

On this day, you encountered and discovered:



"Les gladiateurs du Haut-Empire romain"


"École de gladiateurs"

Demonstration of gladiator fights by Brice Lopez, ACTA group, Beaucaire, France

"Athlètes des Jeux olympiques"


"École des Jeux olympiques"

Demonstration of ancient sports from the Olympic Games by ACTA group, Beaucaire, France

Demonstration of a hydraulic organ by Justus Willberg, Hydraulis, Weissenburg, Germany

"4 MIMES ANTIQUES (le cancre, les commères, le fanfaron et l'emmerdeur)"

Ancient theater show by STOA (Scène et Traduction pour les Oeuvres Anciennes), Neuchâtel


Guided tours of the Roman Museum

"Suivez les torches d'Hécate"

Special guided tours of the Roman Museum

"Au verbe, citoyen!"

Rhetoric fights from Ancien Rome with the students of the University of Lausanne, CRUEL (Club de Rhétorique de l’Université et Étudiants de Lausanne)

"D'un vestige à l'autre"

Discovery tour in the city of Nyon


Legionary partols in town by Legio XI from Vindonissa




Mila Musy and Rafaël Villa, University of Geneva

"Le vin de Bacchus"

GENVA, Geneva

"Jouer Rome"

Pierre Saliba and Gregory Thonney, from the association Ars Ludendi and Helios, University of Lausanne


Ars Animandi, from the association Helios, University of Lausanne

"Pile ou face"

Alain Besse and Monique Sansonnens, workshop Ciel & Terre, Aigle

"Au verre soufflé"

François Dubois and Chloé Grevaz, les infondus, France

"Ars Cretariae"

Pierre-Alain Capt, Ars Cretariae, Cuarny

"Os alors!"

Christophe Picod, Association Mêta Jura (Milieux Êtres et Territoires de l'Arc Jurassien), France

"Atelier des scribes"

Sophie Gällnö,  ancient greek unit, Department of Ancient studies, University of Geneva

"Un pied dans l'Antiquité"

Marquita and Serge Volken and Gwendoline Grivel, Shoe Museum, Lausanne

"A vos marques... prêt? Jouez!"

Roman Museum of Nyon

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Reserve your visit

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Program for schools

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The Roman Museum has a entire programm made espacially for schools!

Birthdays at the Roman Museum

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Choose between 4 workshops for your child's birthday! The plan is to jump back in time, to the Roman era.

Roman days in Nyon

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Every two years, The Roman day of Nyon shares archaeological research with the public, in a lively and accessible way.

Archaeological site

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Discover Nyon's archaeological site and its finds!

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Then join the AMN (Association des Amis des Musées de Nyon) or make a donation to the Roman Museum!