Plassac Gallo-Roman Villa

Plassac, France

The Gallo-Roman villa of Plassac is an archaeological site classified as an historic monument with three villas built in the 1st, 2nd and 5th century. Discovered at the end of the nineteenth century, he saw his excavations begin only in the early 1960s alone.

On site, it is possible to discover the ruins of the three successive villas, but also a museum explaining the details of the excavation campaign as well as the known history of the buildings.

Installed on the right bank of the Gironde estuary, the site of the Gallo-Roman villa of Plassac also allows to discover a 3D visit of the buildings as they were at the time of their construction, or the vestiges of mosaics covering more than 100 m² of floorings of reception rooms and dating from the late fourth century.

Affresco paintings are visible on the site and have been restored by the Soissons Center. The style is characteristic of the late third Pompeian style.

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

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Tim Hundsdorfer (16 months ago)
Very nice museum kind of hidden away. Excellent presentation.
Brian Frost (2 years ago)
An in interesting intalude, unfortunately when we visited you could not get close to the ruins.
Peter G (2 years ago)
Lovey mosaic
fall mamadou (2 years ago)
Cool
Stephie MadFish (2 years ago)
Interesting to see the size and scope of this ancient villa and how it developed over 3 centuries. Sadly while the guide is showing folk around the museum is locked
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