Montmaurin Gallo-Roman Villa

Montmaurin, France

The Gallo-Roman villa of Montmaurin dates from the first centuryies AD. The most ancient part, the residential section, now open to the public, dates from the 1st century. It was extended and enhanced in the 4th century then remained occupied until the early 6th century. The area where the accommodation and farming outbuildings (forges, brick and tile production, weaving, etc.) stood stretched to the southeast of the bath wing.

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D9D, Montmaurin, France
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Founded: 1st century AD
Category: Prehistoric and archaeological sites in France
Historical period: Roman Gaul (France)

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www.villa-montmaurin.fr

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4.4/5 (based on Google user reviews)

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C S (6 months ago)
Great little museum, opening times aren't quite right on Google I think, it might be a good idea to call first
Daleen Dudley (3 years ago)
Very interesting Roman site with some well preserved Roman Ruins. Very reasonably priced.
Gordon Woods (3 years ago)
Interesting site that gives a real insight into the life of a Roman villa
Bouzzan 31 (3 years ago)
Visite fabuleuse, guide passionnant, vue magnifique sur les Pyrénées pour une des plus belles villas antiques d'Europe.
Aline Cordier (3 years ago)
Une sensation étrange : lieu magique et émouvant certes mais... Comme si le maximum n'était pas encore réalisé..
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