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Villa René Clavel in Augusta Raurica
Guided Tour

Augusta Raurica

The villa of René Clavel, lover of antiquities

01 October 2023 | 2.00 PM - 3.15 PM

Guided tour in German

High above Augusta Raurica, surrounded by a well-maintained historical park, is the country estate of chemist, pilot and globetrotter René Clavel (1886-1969). As part of an exclusive tour, we will guide you through the house with its original interior whilst recounting stories about the Clavel family from Basel. A great connoisseur of antiquities, the wealthy patron wished to enable the wider public to experience Roman culture first-hand, which prompted him to donate the Roman house to «the people» in 1955.

Age: from 16 years of age
Meeting point: Museum reception
Price: CHF 16.–/CHF 8.– (including entrance ticket for the Museum)
Tickets must be purchased prior to the event at the museum reception
Visitors to the museum and the Roman house as well as participants in workshops and guided tours from 12 years of age are required to wear a face mask

Augusta Raurica, René Clavel Villa, Foto: Susanne Schenker

Augusta Raurica

OpenClosed | 10.00 AM - 5.00 PM

Giebenacherstrasse 17,  4302  Augst

Opening Hours

Mo 10.00 AM - 5.00 PM  |  Tu 10.00 AM - 5.00 PM  |  We 10.00 AM - 5.00 PM  |  Th 10.00 AM - 5.00 PM  |  Fr 10.00 AM - 5.00 PM  |  Sa 10.00 AM - 5.00 PM  |  Su 10.00 AM - 5.00 PM

From 1st until 26th March the museum is closed for renovation.
During this time the Roman house is accessible free of charge.

Roman house:
Individual visitors and families: 10:00am - 5:00pm.
There is a maximum number of visitors allowed in the Roman house. Please be patient.

Animal park & Protected Houses
10 am - 5 pm

Groups, schools and guided tours: 9:00am - 12:00pm.
Reservation in advance is highly recommended.

Visitors to the museum and the Roman house as well as participants in workshops and guided tours from 12 years of age are required to wear a face mask.


Off to visit the Roman period! The largest archaeological park in Switzerland offers more than thirty surprising, unique and exciting sights including the most impressive Roman theatre north of the Alps, the atmospheric Roman house and on display in the museum the largest collection of late antique silver.

Events in the Roman theatre
An ambience reminiscent of 1800 years ago: the tiers of the impressive theatre in Augusta Raurica at the time would have been packed with up to 10,000 spectators. Today, there is seating for only 2,000 visitors. The atmosphere, however, is still beyond compare.

The largest Roman festival in Switzerland takes place in Augusta Raurica annually on the last weekend in August. The colourful festival is well known far and wide and attracts thousands of visitors delighted to be transported back to the Roman period. One of the secrets of its success is its unique atmosphere. Surrounded by authentic monuments and entertaining spectacles, visitors learn about modern scientific research presented in an easily comprehensible manner.

The next Roman festival will take place on 6 & 7 August 2022.


Full price: CHF 8.–

Reduced rate: CHF 6.–
Children/young people, school children, students (up to 26 years)
AHV recipients (pensioners)
Groups of more than 10, per person

Special rate: CHF 4.–/ CHF 3.–
Holders of a BaselCard or Gästekarte Baselland

Free entry
Children (under 6 years)
Schools/student groups from the cantons of Basel-Stadt, Basel-Landschaft and Aargau
Teachers preparing lessons
Adults accompanying school classes (max. 5)
IV pension recipients and a companion

More special rates:

Museums-PASS-Musées Free admission

Swiss Museum Pass Free admission


train S1 from Basel SBB > Kaiseraugst, bus 81 from Basel Aeschenplatz > Augst


Museum accessible, outdoors partly accessible with accompanying person
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