The Morat « fountain »

The ancient Gallo-Roman way running across the village goes on towards Morat. This name, also written Murat in the 14th century,evokes a place with walls (murata), remains of Variacus, a Roman villa. It depended, as well as its landed properties on Boutae (Annecy).

In the 19th centurie, a monolithic sarcophagus, i.e. a tomb eug in a single bock of chalk, was reused as a fountain. It could be part of an antique relic discovered amidst the necropolis of Morat dating from the higher Middle Ages (7th – 8th century A. D.). It provesthat permanenceof a habitat _in the area after the fall of the Roman empire.
In 52 B. C.,Morat can boast of being the starting point in the history of Veyrier.