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Our local Roman ruins

Members of our family stayed with us in our Montcaret Vacation rental Mill house last Autumn and we... read more

Reviewed May 5, 2018
sarahgrahambeck
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Montcaret, France
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Hard to find but well worth a visit. Helpful, courteous staff. We arrived at midday but 30 minutes... read more

Reviewed May 23, 2017
ecos
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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...more
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Reviewed August 14, 2018

great little site of ancient roman villa 2000 years old. Nice mosaics and lay out . about an hour to visit. very . interesting.

Date of experience: July 2018
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Reviewed July 26, 2018 via mobile

The site is quite interesting, but beware that the opening times - including the 1,5 hrs lunch break - are meticulously respected. Whoever wants to combine his visit of the Tour de Montaigne with a short stop at the villa, better gets an early start.

Date of experience: July 2018
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Reviewed July 3, 2018

An interesting gallo-roman site with church attached in a beautiful village setting. Make sure you visit the church as it has some rare early christian stonework. Very good mosaic floors both outside and inside. Plenty of shade and places for a sit-down on a hot...More

Date of experience: June 2018
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Reviewed June 13, 2018 via mobile

We’ve been in the Dordogne for 8 months and finally made it to this site, and we were so happy we did! Ruins of a Roman villa in France would be enough of an attraction, but when you add in a variety of original mosaic...More

Date of experience: June 2018
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Reviewed June 13, 2018

However not worth a separate trip, only if you happen to be in the area, the compound is interesting and insightful as to the extent of the Roman occupation of the area, I wonder was it due to the wine in the area or had...More

Date of experience: June 2018
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Reviewed May 5, 2018

Members of our family stayed with us in our Montcaret Vacation rental Mill house last Autumn and we visited the local ruins of this important Roman villa with our nieces. We thoroughly enjoyed our visit & recommend it to our other guests.

Date of experience: August 2017
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Reviewed October 4, 2017

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

Date of experience: September 2017
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Reviewed August 21, 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

Date of experience: August 2017
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Reviewed July 19, 2017

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

Date of experience: July 2017
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Reviewed May 23, 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

Date of experience: May 2017
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