Gallo-Roman

The bridge - ©Carole Raddato / CC-BY-SA The bridge - ©Carole Raddato / CC-BY-SA

A bridge for a great man The bridge was named after the one who raised it in the 1st century: a Roman priest who gave lot of money for the construction of 2 triumphal arches, on the tips of a bridge...

The wine set - ©Anecdotrip.com / CC-BY-NC-SA The wine set - ©Anecdotrip.com / CC-BY-NC-SA

The museum The museum was created in 1990, on a hill, on the location of the Gallo-Roman city of Argentomagus: from Latin argentum (″silver″) and magus (″market″). Silver market, hey, nice name, for...

The amphitheatre - ©Patricia.fidi / Public domain The amphitheatre - ©Patricia.fidi / Public domain

Jules’ market Former Forum Julii, ″Jules’ market″, Fréjus was born between 58 and 44 BC. At that time, Caesar ruled over the Gaul. Augustus brought a harbour to the city. Besides, Strabo named the...

A shopping street - ©Brigitte Boudier / CC-BY-SA A shopping street - ©Brigitte Boudier / CC-BY-SA

The antic Vasio Vaison-la-Romaine, the aptly named! Former Vasio Vocontiorum, ″Voconces’ vase″… Voconces were a Celtic people settled here in the 5th century BC. Then, the Romans settled in the 1st...

The stone - ©Rossignol Benoît / CC-BY-SA The stone - ©Rossignol Benoît / CC-BY-SA

City of Gods Just before the place known as Chadavron is the pierre écrite (″the written stone″), from the 5th century. This stone evokes the former city of Théopolis, ″the city of Gods″! A dead...

The bridge - ©Torsade de Pointes / CC0 The bridge - ©Torsade de Pointes / CC0

The Roman bridge "These big blocks of stone, standing since ages in middle of an Alpin torrent’s fury, inspire respect", said French writer Stendhal in his Mémoires d’un touriste, part 1. Oh, this...

The amphitheatre - ©Shadowgate / CC-BY The amphitheatre - ©Shadowgate / CC-BY

When Caesar came in Lutèce, this one was a very little town composed of huts gathered on an island in the middle of the Séquane. But the Parisii, Gallic people, were galvanized by chief...

The heads, Granet museum - ©Michel wal / CC-BY-SA The heads, Granet museum - ©Michel wal / CC-BY-SA

An oppidum On this vast hill overlooking Aix city, the Salyens, a Celto-Ligurian people, raised their fortress (oppidum in Latin) and made of Entremont the capital city of their territory. They...

General view - ©Frantz-Samy / CC-BY-SA General view - ©Frantz-Samy / CC-BY-SA

Cemelenum Cimiez is the old Cemelenum! Rich Romans moved here since the Ist century BC. They were 20 000 in the 2th century! On the next century, in the reign of Claude, Cemelenum became the...

The palace by Rouargue (1845) - ©The British Library / Public domain The palace by Rouargue (1845) - ©The British Library / Public domain

Burdigala is Bordeaux's former name, a town founded in the 3th century B.C. by Gallic people coming from Central France. In Celtic language, burdi means "creek" and gala "swampy". Well, a swampy...


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