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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Play Konto (16 months ago)
Passionate and very knowledgeable guide made it a great experience
Johnny M (16 months ago)
Small museum with history about the villa. Gallo roman history is always interesting and to see the development of the villa (3 stages) was cool. It doesn't take long to visit and scanning the qr codes you have youtube videos showing how it would have looked like.
Tim Hundsdorfer (3 years ago)
Very nice museum kind of hidden away. Excellent presentation.
Brian Frost (4 years ago)
An in interesting intalude, unfortunately when we visited you could not get close to the ruins.
Peter G (4 years ago)
Lovey mosaic
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