The steep plateau of Saint-Blaise oppidum is accessible only from the south, therefore easy to defend, was inhabited from the Neolithic until the end of the 14th century with a long interruption during the High Roman Empire (from the 1st to the beginning of the 4th century AD). The excavations undertaken by Henri Rolland in 1935 and continued after his death, have brought to light eight archaeological layers.

There are today remains of Hellenistic rampart (2nd century BC), surmounted by the early Christian walls, a Christian necropolis, and foundations of 11th century church. The Chapelle St-Blaise is a 12th century Romanesque building, restored in the 13th century and whose facade was redone in 1608.


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Founded: 2nd century BCE
Category: Prehistoric and archaeological sites in France
Historical period: Arrival of Celts (France)


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pierre fortoso (4 months ago)
Today I visited ?? the archaeological site of Saint Blaise in Saint Miter les Remparts. In Saint-Blaise, it is to discover an exceptional archaeological site which overlooks the ponds of Citis and Lavalduc, at the top of the cliff, there are important vestiges of a city dating back to the 7th century BC. . The Saint-Blaise chapel ?? is a few meters from the entrance to the archaeological site, in front of it the foundations of another older chapel, dating back to the 10th century. FYI, the name of Saint-Blaise, which the chapel bears, now extends to the entire site. This name refers to a bishop of Sebaste, who lived in Armenia at the time of the great persecutions. A doctor, Blaise retired to the forest, where he performed miracles such as healings, but was finally condemned to be flayed alive and then beheaded in 316. So if you like to walk around, go for it….. go for it…. With of course a good pair of shoes ? ??? See you +
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Titi Lacydon (5 months ago)
A very pretty archaeological site, a major site due to the distinct presence of 3 periods of occupation. The site is being developed with works to make the visit paths practicable and also a room and a car park. There are dedicated and caring volunteers who give explanations about the site, which makes it easier to understand. If this review was helpful to you, please consider thumbs up
Véronique Delalix (14 months ago)
A real treasure not to be missed, 5 hectares with exceptional remains, has been inhabited since the Neolithic period until the end of the 14th century, if I understood correctly. .. this site deserves to be talked about more, it's incredible everything there is to see. A nice walk to do.
Dominique Narozny (2 years ago)
Archaeological site closed, and work on a huge ultra-modern building in my opinion not in the spirit of the surrounding landscape, but pretty place with a chapel and the view of the ponds, some of which are tinted with a strange purple color.
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