The villa of René Clavel, lover of antiquities

La città romana Augusta Raurica


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.


Express surcharge for bookings within 24 hours of tour start CHF 50.


The availability of the premises is on request.

Punto d’incontro

Entrance to the Roman Museum