Discoveries

The site of the Roman Museum

The foundations of the basilica, discovered in 1974, have since 1979 housed the Roman Museum which preserves and showcases the Roman remains of Nyon and its district.
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The basilica

The basilica closes off the public part of the forum, the town’s monumental centre, on the side facing the lake. It was built between 50 and 80 AD to replace an older building; the basilica was a public building, at one and the same time a town hall, a court and the headquarters for offices.
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The Forum- Area publica

The status of the Colonia Iulia Equestris required that it should have installations in keeping with the standards of the Roman metropolis, in order to ensure the political, judicial, economic and religious administration of the town and its territory.
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Rue de la Porcelaine

The excavations carried out between 1996 and 1999 below the Rue de la Porcelaine resulted in large quantities of remains which have extended our knowledge of a hitherto unknown sector of the Roman town, which has proved to have been occupied continually from the beginning of the 1st century to the middle of the 2nd century AD at least.
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The amphitheatre

The amphitheatre was built below the road leading to the vicus of Lousonna/Vidy. It measures 50 m end to end where the ellipse is at its longest and 36 m across.
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La Duche

Archaeological excavation during the construction of Nyon’s new underground car park La Duche has revealed features of an as yet unexplored sector of the Roman town, situated on the lakeside and very probably linked to its port activities.
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Water supply

The supply of water is indispensable for life in all civilisations. Within a town demand for water is very considerable, and public baths, fountains, workshops and private houses have all to be supplied.
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The Forum- Area sacra

The status of the Colonia Iulia Equestris required that it should have installations in keeping with the standards of the Roman metropolis, in order to ensure the political, judicial, economic and religious administration of the town and its territory.
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The market

The remains of a food market, built around 50 AD, have been found in today’s Place du Marché.
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The public baths

The public baths (or thermae), very close to the forum, can very likely be dated to the beginning of our era.
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Housing

A considerable network of private houses existed round the forum, partially revealed by excavations in Place Bel-Air (1978-1982), Rue de la Gare and Rue du Collège (1992-1994).
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