Mageroy Gallo-Roman Villa

Habay, Belgium

Mageroy is considered as one of the major Gallo Roman sites in Belgium. The ongoing excavations have revealed a 3 hectares agriculture complex, enclosed by a perimeter wall as well as the largest basin found North of Gaul. The main building was built in the early 2nd century AD and it was in use until the end of the 3rd century.


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Rue de Mageroy 2, Habay, Belgium
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Founded: 2nd century AD
Category: Prehistoric and archaeological sites in Belgium

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Wim Vanderlinden (17 months ago)
Very nice place and free to visit!
Van 696 (17 months ago)
Nice place well kept
Serge (El Padre) (2 years ago)
A beautiful site in the process of being released. Although the visit is free, the explanations given by panels are clear.
Pierre W. (2 years ago)
free accessible,parking next to the site.
Orbsis (2 years ago)
What was a chance passage for us has pleasantly surprised us. A nicely maintained site with several information boards at different locations on this site. Worth a visit if you like history. Ample parking at the site.
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