Andernos-les-Bains Roman Remains

Andernos-les-Bains, France

Adjacent to Saint-Eloi church there are remains of Gallo-Roman villa, which was founded in 1850.


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Founded: 1st-3rd century AD
Category: Prehistoric and archaeological sites in France
Historical period: Roman Gaul (France)


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François RATEL (2 years ago)
Yes, but there is better to do or see.
Jean-Francois CLAUSS (2 years ago)
Rien de terrible pour les vestiges. Par contre cadre très agréable et aménagements corrects
Philippe Cabon (2 years ago)
Nothing terrible. The church is very beautiful next door. The best is to linger at the oyster farmers for a small white and whelks. The port is very nice. Effective formulas. The oyster farmers have adapted intelligently and that's really good !!!
Savius94 (2 years ago)
Very pleasant for a picnic with a view of the basin
Jojo Nono (3 years ago)
Magnificent chapel with a superb interior decoration with a superb sky the vestiges without more
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