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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Xavier Wmz (13 months ago)
Ce lieu nous rappelle l'étonnante proximité des romains et aussi leur rapport plus que contemporain avec l'eau - car la reconstitution assez soignée montre vraiment à quoi cela ressemblait... On peut y visiter des restes de temples et de saunas mixtes à l'époque. Saviez-vous que le site de Gisacum était plus grand qu'une ville moderne ? Les thermes sont donc presque intactes et c'est un endroit paisible par ex pour se délasser après le sport. Par contre si le musée est plutôt complet il faut compter quelques nuisances lors des exhibitions organisées là-bas qui ramènent beaucoup de monde.
martine delvalet (2 years ago)
Très bien dommage que la fermeture du cite devrait se faire plus de subvention pourtant la visite est vraiment superbe pour les enfants
Otome Love Game Grey (2 years ago)
Un site bien restauré très agréable à visiter avec une super équipe
Laetitia Le Gac (2 years ago)
Lieu super beau ! chargé d'histoire ça devait être magnifique avant. ça l'est toujours sauf que le temps à travailler ! Cité avec de belles explications sur chaque points. On peut largement s'imaginer à l'époque ! Le petit bémol c'est juste qu'il faudrait refaire les affiches explicatives car elle commence à vieillir. Bravo
Francois Davico (3 years ago)
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