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9. Place Bel Air

A residential district
The Archaeology Walk
1 Place Perdtemps
2 Esplanade Jules César
3 rue du Vieux Marché
4 Esplanade des Marroniers
5 rue Nicole
6 rue Delafléchère
7 rue du Marché
8 place du Marché
9 place Bel Air
10 rue de la Porcelaine
11 the Roman Museum
More places to visit
Porte St. Marie
rue Juste Olivier
the Church
place du Château
the aqueduct
the Villa in Commugny
ruelle de la Muraz

The text in English reads:
A residential district - a considerable network of private dwellings spread out around the forum and these were partly revealed during the excavations in Place Bel Air in 1978 to 1982, rue de la Gare and rue Collège, 1992 - 1994. The clearing of a house in Place Bel Air indicated that the district, which was abandoned around 250 AD, had been occupied since the 30/20 before our era, and that the first buildings were built of wood and earth. The Mediterranean domus layout, organized around a porticoed courtyard or garden, frequently decorated with ponds and sculptures, was adopted here from the first century onwards. Various objects of daily use discovered during excavations: statuette, dice and gaming counters, perfume bottle, fibula, key and toiletries.
domus This model of a city house is in the Roman Museum of Vaison-la-Romaine, in France. It gives an idea of what a city house in Roman Nyon might have looked like.
Blue first phase of construction, Red second phase of construction, White Roman road network


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This page was updated on 20 May, 2004 by K. Epps

Unless otherwise mentioned, all photos are by Katharine Epps.
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