Château-Bas Roman Temple

Vernègues, France

The Roman temple of Château-Bas is a Roman ruin located to the east of Vernègues, in the park of the “Château-Bas” wine estate located along the road connecting Vernègues and Cazan. It dates from the late 1st century BC.

The temple, located in the center of a semicircular sacred enclosure, is today reduced to a few ruins. A large fluted column is surmounted by a capital with acanthus leaves. A smooth pilaster is located at the corner of the cella (closed part of the temple) and surmounted by a square capital with acanthus leaves.

A Romanesque chapel of modest dimensions (Saint-Cézaire chapel in Château-Bas) leans against the eastern wall of the Roman temple, partially reusing it.



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

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M. Powers (10 months ago)
Tried my first Rose very delicious and light
Charles Watson (14 months ago)
The interior is looking excellent after a revamp of the premises, the wines are still excellent and the service is excellent.
Stéphanie Sierpakowski (15 months ago)
Perfect visit, knowledgeable and very pleasant guide. Site full of history. Exceptional wines, I recommend!
Gengis Road (3 years ago)
Nice walk to the temple of diane, one of the 3 temples and the only one in the countryside, that of nimes and better preserved but the setting is pretty
Fab (4 years ago)
An exceptional place in a setting with Roman remains but above all a cellar among the best on the hillside of Aix and in Bio. One of the best whites in the region! Take the time to taste but also take a tour of the ruins and magnificent trees in the area!
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