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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  • 2000 years old, price approx. 4 Euro/person. We visited because we had rented a baráček about 200 meters from this monument.
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  • We visited this site not knowing what to expect. What we got were some amazing floor mosaics from a Roman Villa. They are very easily accessible although some are under a glass floor. There is a small...  more »
  • We visited one afternoon and were pleased we had. It’s a small site but well curated and the mosaics are worth seeing. Interesting to compare with Fishborne Roman Palace which is 15 minutes from our h...  more »
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  • Good access and an interesting site though it wouldn't be too good for wheelchair users.
  • 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.
  • Great place. The staff are very knowledgeable and helpful. Really interesting.
  • Very beautiful
  • A nice moment with a very good guide passions: to do
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