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Montcaret Archaeological Site

le Bourg, 24230 Montcaret, France
+33 5 53 58 50 18
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Very interesting small site

I probably wouldn't make this a destination in itself but if in the neighborhood - well worth a... read more

Reviewed 2 weeks ago
California, Usa
Great visit

Charming staff who handed us a leaflet in English and gave us a short presentation in English made... read more

Reviewed 22 August 2017
Anne M
via mobile
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The vestiges of 1st, 4th and 5th century, altered in the Middle Ages, are part of this Gallo-Roman villa with peristyle (interior court). This site presents a splendid polylobée room of 60 m2 and private baths. The particularity of this site derives from the quality and width of the mosaic pavements and its uninterrupted and attested occupation from Antiquity to modern age. Open: > 28th May to 30th September: from 9.45 a.m. to 12.30 p.m. and from 2 p.m. to 6.30 p.m. > 1st October to 27th May: from 10 a.m. to 12.30 p.m. and from 2 p.m. to 5.30 p.m. Last admission 1 hour before closing time. Closed: > Saturdays from 1st October to 27th May. > 1st January, 1st May, 1st November, 11th November and 25th December. Admission fees: Adults : 3 €; Concessions (18 to 25) = 2,50 €; Free admission: minors under 18*; Free admission: 18-25 years old* (citizens of one of the 27 countries of the EU or are non-European permanent residents of France) * excluding school groups
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  • Average3%
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  • Terrible3%
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“roman villa” (6 reviews)
“mosaic floors” (3 reviews)
“dining room” (2 reviews)
le Bourg, 24230 Montcaret, France
+33 5 53 58 50 18
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

I probably wouldn't make this a destination in itself but if in the neighborhood - well worth a visit. I think my visit would have been even more worthwhile if I had researched a bit ahead of time the history of the area, the time...More

Thank paristraveler12
Reviewed 22 August 2017 via mobile

Charming staff who handed us a leaflet in English and gave us a short presentation in English made this visit for us. The dining room inside the structure is the most memorable. How did those skeletons get in there?? The recommendation of the staff to...More

1  Thank Anne M
Reviewed 20 July 2017

So fabulous the meet & greet & so respective of these amazing archaeological relics. So stunning & Thank you

Thank Tracey R
Reviewed 23 May 2017

Hard to find but well worth a visit. Helpful, courteous staff. We arrived at midday but 30 minutes was sufficient to view the whole site. The mosaic floors are the star attraction with at least half a dozen in situ and 3 more as vertical...More

1  Thank ecos
Reviewed 15 April 2017

I wanted to give this site a better review because the site itself was beautiful but the layout and staff really let it down. The mosaics are simply amazing, really breathtaking colours and designs. The level of preservation is fantastic. The indoors area was also...More

Thank Localgirl151
Reviewed 4 September 2016 via mobile

My husband and I were passing through the area when we learned about the archaeological site. We were aware that the site is closed 1230-1400, but we hoped to arrive with enough time to at least have a flying visit, given that we would not...More

1  Thank wandrian95
Reviewed 6 August 2016

If you are tired of all the Chateaus and Grand Crus in this area, just visit this archeological site. It is not a world beating experience but the location is attractive and the mosaics are well displayed. Funny is the small church that was built...More

Thank Robert d
Reviewed 6 August 2016 via mobile

If you are passing worth a stop. Hardly an impressive structure. A few foundations and some small tiled floors. The ones that survive are good. As I said worth a stop for 3 euro if you are passing.

Thank Mark A
Reviewed 25 June 2016

A really excellent and interesting visit with a lot to see. The site is well preserved and the explanations as you walk around are very good.

Thank Rosemarie K
Reviewed 9 September 2015

A little difficult to find, but well worth visiting - find the church in Montcaret and you have found the site. Welcoming staff, polite and friendly. Leaflets in several languages. A well laid out route first introduces you to the man who promoted the excavation...More

Thank Matthew E
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