Montcaret Archaeological Site, Montcaret

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See layers of French history come together at Montcaret Archaeological Site. The museum presents artifacts found on site from the area's first inhabitants, cave-dwellers of the Neolithic period. You'll also be able to view the ruins of an aristocratic Roman family's home from the 1st century, featuring lovely mosiacs and the remains of a medieval church. The church's monks inadvertently buried their dead inside the ruins of the villa that predated them by hundreds of years. Guided tours are available in French, but you can also opt for a self-guided tour with an English-language leaflet. Put Montcaret Archaeological Site on your schedule, and learn what else deserves a visit by using our Montcaret trip planner .
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  • very maintained, this site is a must see for lovers of history and stones. very interesting
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  • 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...  more »
  • 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 skeleton...  more »
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  • Great place. The staff are very knowledgeable and helpful. Really interesting.
  • If you are interested in the Gallo Romans then this is a must visit site. Ruins of a vast villa with baths, heating system and some impressive mosaics. A mediaeval church is built on part of the site, the monks used stone from the villa.
  • Little outside explanation a bit out of time
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  • Friendly place. Excellent reception
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  • These are Roman ruins located around a Christian Church, highlighted, especially mosaics, superb. The site is not a very strong felt cosmo-telluric.
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