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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Eglantine Bourgueil (5 months ago)
Very nice place, the guides and people who work there are extremely kind. A nice walk and a very nice view.
Julie Gardien (6 months ago)
Very beautiful place, steeped in history and yet full of life! Birds and butterflies add charm. To do on a beautiful day.
Elodie L (12 months ago)
Very smiling and pleasant welcome. Leaflet for children to be shared with parents, which is very pleasant to share. Site to visit
Gwen L (2 years ago)
A beautiful historic site. Free and open access, allowing fresh air and culture
Claudio Vergari (2 years ago)
The baths ruins are nothing special, so do not expect fancy Roman buildings, but the surroundings are so nice that it's worth a visit. Visiting the whole site will take less than an hour, and it includes a beautiful walk among trees, aromatic herbs and fields.
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