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“Unexpected incredible Gallo-Celtic remains”

Enserune Archaeological Site
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Owner description: The site of Ensérune is one of the most important citadels of the Mediterranean Midi. The excavations, which have been underway since 1915, have revealed the traces of a dwelling dating back to the middle of the 6th century BC and lasting until the start of the 1st century AD. All the archeological objects discovered on the site have been put on display in the museum which is home to a number of outstanding collections. Open:> 1st to 30th April: from 10 a.m. to 12.30 p.m. and from 2 p.m. to 6 p.m.> 2nd May au 31st August: from 10 a.m. to 7 p.m.> 1st to 30th September: from 10 a.m. to 12.30 p.m. and from 2 p.m. to 6 p.m.> 1st October to 31st March: from 9.30 a.m. to 12.30 p.m. and from 2 p.m. to 5.30 p.m. Last admission 1 hr before closing time. Closed:> Mondays from 1st September to 30th April.> 1st January, 1st May, 1st November, 11th November and 25th December. Admission fees: Adults : 7,50 €; Concessions (18 to 25) = 4,50 €; Free admission: minors under 18*; Free admission: 18-25 years old* (citizens of one of the 27 countries of the EU or are non-European permanent residents of France) * excluding school groups
Reviewed May 23, 2013

I thought I was just going to see the Malpas tunnel and go for a little walk, but we came across this incredible site of ruins of an ancient village from the 6th Century BC. There had been 3 eras of occupation built on top of each other. You can walk around the ruins and then visit the museum which houses the artifacts found on the site. A good walk and in spring the area was full of wild flowers. There is also a terrific aspect from the top of the hill with views of the entire district.

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Reviewed March 29, 2013

We paid 7.5 €/person to visit the site, which consists of some ruins you only see from far away and a musuem that needs a renovation of style (a little bit outdated). The best thing there is the view to the adjacent former lake of Montardy, but you can already see it from outside of the site. Get around, enjoy the landscape and the atmosphere and, if you are not specially into the subject, save 7.5 €/person.

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Reviewed October 20, 2012

If you want to feel part of the ancient world, the oppidum of Enserune is one of the best place to go in the Languedoc. Situated on top of a hill, you walk through a very large and wild site with many housing remains ,some overtaken by Mediterranean herbs and wild plants. The view from the settlement is magnificent specially overlooking "the green sun " of the Montady Swamp. But the best part is the museum at the site which harbors one of the most important collection of Gaul Military equipment. Fascinating Collection. Also I was really pleased to find there a little packet of Roman salt, apparently a salt and herb mixture done according to a roman recipe.

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Reviewed September 28, 2012

One of the great sites of the area.good museum and well laid out geological site with amazing views.

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Reviewed June 25, 2012

It's 100 BC and in England you would be freezing on a cold sheep-covered hillsite. Not here in Southern France. You can smell the wild rosemary and other herbs, the view down to the Mediterranean looks like a Cezanne painting. There's the buzz of cicadas and apricots are growing on the trees. There's wine in the jars, cereals in storage, oil a plenty. You have sophosticted plates and cups from places around the mediterranean and the clay comes from Cornwall.

Nowadays, the visitor will see what remains of that town. A museum with artifacts nad nearby grain silos, water tanks and some walls. But the site with its wonderful views and smells and sounds is still there together with the extraordinary sight of the fields like a dartboard created by medieval drainage experts. We loved it.

1  Thank Ant42
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