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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 HelvetiaHelvetia
, region of central Europe, occupying the plateau between the Alps and the Jura mts. The name is derived from the Roman term for its inhabitants, the predominantly Celtic Helvetii, who were defeated (58 B.C.) at Bibracte by Julius Caesar in the Gallic Wars.
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This is the third Nespresso site built in Switzerland since 2002, after Avenches and Orbe.
Address : Place de l~Eglise 4, 1580 Avenches, Suisse
Earlier this week, the Wathba Stud Farm Cup also visited Avenches in Switzerland and Samorin in Slovakia.
To celebrate its 20th anniversary in 2014, Avenches Opera presents you Carmen's new production.
Today, in its place stands the village of Avenches, home to about 3,500.
CHF 3m was invested to build Nespresso's second production and distribution centre in Avenches, Switzerland, in 2009.
More examples of parallel routes are to be found in Tongeren (Belgium), Avenches and Oberwinterthur (Switzerland).
It's well worth checking out the ancient town of Avenches, where Roman ruins are steadily being restored to give visitors a real taste of life in times gone by.
8 June 2009 - Nestle will inaugurate its new Nespresso production and distribution centre in Avenches (Canton de Vaud, Switzerland) on Wednesday, the company said.
The 14-year-old from Thornaby returned from the Pony European Show Jumping Championships, staged at Avenches in Switzerland, with a team gold medal for the second year running.
Elsewhere, George Whitaker, the 16-year-old brother of William and nephew of John and Michael, won individual gold and helped Britain to team gold at Avenches, Switzerland in the Pony European Showjumping Championships, riding The Colour of Money.
Within 24 hours it was announced she would join the John Whitaker International Pony Team who will represent Great Britain at the 2008 Pony European Championships to be held in Avenches, Switzerland next week.