Two kilometers north of Laudun-l'Ardoise, Camp de César is an 18-hectare archaeological site among the most important in the region. On a limestone terrace located 200 meters above the Rhone valley the Gallo-Roman Oppidum presents vestiges of five successive periods of occupation from the Iron Age to the Middle Ages. Located in a belvedere, it offers a remarkable point of view. Many remains have been uncovered during the excavations: forum, basilica, ramparts, craft and housing quarter, necropolises.

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Founded: 5th century BC
Category: Prehistoric and archaeological sites in France
Historical period: Arrival of Celts (France)

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Angélique Chambon Prencipe (7 months ago)
Petite ballade très sympa
Folkert de Gans (2 years ago)
Beautiful location steeped in history. Demanding views over the surrounding landscape, including the Rhone valley and the Mont Ventoux. Large Roman site with fair amount of buildings, some of which only the outline can be seen, but many also have parts of walls still upright. Large parking facility, after which a 15 minute walk/climb to reach the plateau.
olivier bass (4 years ago)
It was amazing and cold
Jan Heylen (4 years ago)
A very nice little hike around the camp if you follow the yellow markings on the trees. Beware of the height differences though.
Peggy De Bruycker (4 years ago)
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