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The Early Middle Ages in the Romandie

The history museums of Sion (Geschichtsmuseum Valeria, from 15.6.2019 to 05.1.2020) and Lausanne (Musée d’archéologie et d’histoire de Lausanne from 07.02.2020 to 28.06.2020) present an exhibition covering the period from 350 to 1000 years in French-speaking Switzerland, also known as the Romandie, the area between the Alps and the Jura. The exhibitions offer partly identical, … Read more » “The Early Middle Ages in the Romandie”

Swiss Chablais

Le temple de Villeneuve. Photo/foto: TES.

The modern Chablais is a area that covers parts of Eastern France and Western Switzerland. In Switzerland, this French-speaking region lies between the Rhone and Lake Geneva. The Swiss area extends over the cantons of Valais and Vaud. In France, this region is located in the department of Haute-Savoie and is bordered to the north … Read more » “Swiss Chablais”

The Via Francigena in Switzerland

Aigle. Photo/Foto: TES.

The origin of the Via Francigena which links Canterbury to Rome, crossing England, France, Switzerland and Italy, goes back to the old Roman road system when soldiers and merchants travelled from the South to the North of Europe and the other way around. The Via Francigena crosses the cantons of Vaud and the Valais and … Read more » “The Via Francigena in Switzerland”