In the 2nd century AD, the city-sanctuary of Gisacum extended near Saint-Aubin, which was gradually abandoned until disappearing in 5th century. In the 1801 archaeological excavations uncovered this important Gallo-Roman site; but in reality at the time the town covered an area of 250 ha. The interpretation centre has a permanent exhibition tracing the history of Gisacum, and the archaeological garden offers an original development of the thermal baths, which helps to visualise the disappeared monuments, in a pleasant landscape setting.

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Founded: 0 - 100 AD
Category: Prehistoric and archaeological sites in France
Historical period: Roman Gaul (France)

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Adrian Jelfs (14 months ago)
Excellent, easily understood museum and site. And all free!
Martin Day (2 years ago)
This was on our route and was worth a two hour stop. The remains are minimal but well presented with reconstructions and the interpretation centre is interesting and informative.
Meiriona (2 years ago)
Free self-guided tour, they advise you to go through the small museum first before visiting the ruins. We went there during the Lego exhibition, very nice^^
Eglantine Bourgueil (3 years ago)
Very nice place, the guides and people who work there are extremely kind. A nice walk and a very nice view.
Julie Gardien (3 years ago)
Very beautiful place, steeped in history and yet full of life! Birds and butterflies add charm. To do on a beautiful day.
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