The Roman bridge in Sommières is 190m long. It was built on the instructions of Emperor Tiberius at the start of the 1st century. It was restored in the 18th century. At the town end of the bridge is the gothic town gate known as the 'Tour de l'Horloge'. Only 7 of the 19 arches can be seen, the others lie beneath the town where they act as cellars.

References:

Comments

Your name



Details

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

More Information

en.wikipedia.org

Rating

4.2/5 (based on Google user reviews)

User Reviews

David Verriere (2 years ago)
Accueil excellent, on faisait des recherches sur la ville et on a été extrêmement bien renseigné.
Jean François Fremaux (2 years ago)
Très bien merci.
fab roj (2 years ago)
Sommières. Idéalement située. C est un joli grand village au niveau de l architecture. Pour le reste c est sale ...très sale.. comme si le moyen âge devait resté pregnant. Une frange de la population hésite entre alcool et fumer des joints même lorsque vous manger en terrasse et en famille. Tout est gaché par un manque de civisme d un autre temps.... C edt dommage il y a tout pour être top... un marché diurne un marché nocturne des commerçants supers et accueillants. Des personnalités typiques atypiques vraiment sympatiques. Des points de départ rando pédestre et VTT de très bonnes factures... reste à soigner la propreté et le manque de civisme et de citoyenneté ....
Henk van Doorn (3 years ago)
Prettige mensen met veel enthousiasme over de omgeving kunnen vertellen. Voor ons was het de start om hier vakantie te houden.
Tom Banfield (5 years ago)
Very helpful, well organized office
Powered by Google

Featured Historic Landmarks, Sites & Buildings

Historic Site of the week

Beckov Castle

The Beckov castle stands on a steep 50 m tall rock in the village Beckov. The dominance of the rock and impression of invincibility it gaves, challenged our ancestors to make use of these assets. The result is a remarkable harmony between the natural setting and architecture.

The castle first mentioned in 1200 was originally owned by the King and later, at the end of the 13th century it fell in hands of Matúš Èák. Its owners alternated - at the end of the 14th century the family of Stibor of Stiborice bought it.

The next owners, the Bánffys who adapted the Gothic castle to the Renaissance residence, improved its fortifications preventing the Turks from conquering it at the end of the 16th century. When Bánffys died out, the castle was owned by several noble families. It fell in decay after fire in 1729.

The history of the castle is the subject of different legends. One of them narrates the origin of the name of castle derived from that of jester Becko for whom the Duke Stibor had the castle built.

Another legend has it that the lord of the castle had his servant thrown down from the rock because he protected his child from the lords favourite dog. Before his death, the servant pronounced a curse saying that they would meet in a year and days time, and indeed precisely after that time the lord was bitten by a snake and fell down to the same abyss.

The well-conserved ruins of the castle, now the National Cultural Monument, are frequently visited by tourists, above all in July when the castle festival takes place. The former Ambro curia situated below the castle now shelters the exhibition of the local history.