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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. Our Montcaret trip builder makes visiting Montcaret Archaeological Site and other Montcaret attractions simple, and helps you make a travel plan personal to you.
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  • 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...  more »
  • 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. T...  more »
  • 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 ...  more »
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  • 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.
  • A beautiful site on the regional in new Aquitaine, very clean, to visit history
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