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“An impressive archeological site”

Site Archeologique de Glanum
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Skip the Line Ticket: Archaeological Site of Glanum
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Recommended length of visit: 1-2 hours
Owner description: At the heart of the magnificent Alpilles mountains, the archaeological site at Glanum features the remains of an important Roman settlement that prospered from the 6th century BC to the third century AD. This fascinating site includes the ruins of both civic and religious edifices and is unique in Provence. Open:> 1st April to 30th September: from 9.30 a.m. to 6.00 p.m.> 1st October to 31st March: from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Last admission 30 minutes before closing time. Closed:> Mondays from 1st October to 31st March.> 1st January, 1st May, 1st November, 11th November and 25th December. Admission fees: Adults : 8 €; Concessions (18 to 25) = 6,50 €; 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 September 29, 2012

Just on the outskirts of the village of St Remy is Glanum. It's on the road to Les Baux. Initial viewing by the road is a victory arch and a memorial. Do take the time to visit the entire site across the street, it's well worth the time. You get the sense of an entire community combining Hellenic and Roman elements.

Thank Nova R
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Reviewed September 29, 2012

This is a few minutes drive (even walkable) from St Remy de Provence. Beware, closed Mondays.
Parking is pay & display (we parked elsewhere and walked).
The remains are very impressive - a town within a steep-side valley site, mostly foundations and low walls, but giving a good impression of a civil settlement. Excavation is on-going. Outside are two extremely well preserved structures (a mausoleum and a gateway with suberb carvings) - probably the finest roman structutures I've ever seen. They are just outside the town and are actually free to view. Unmissable.

Thank BloomfieldTripper
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Reviewed September 25, 2012

Glanum, near St Remy in Provence, is a little known but very well preserved Roman (and pre-Roman) town. It's odd, as given how impressive it is, it isn't well promoted - we only visited it as we stumbled across it in the Rough Guide. Even once you think you're there, you have to hunt around to find the path to the site itself from the road.

Of course, much of the site is in ruins, but many of them are substantial - one thing that jumps out at you straight away is how tall many of the wall are. Look out in particular for the temples and the sacred well. If you're into things Roman, this is a must see - almost as impressive as Pompeii or Herculaneum.

Thank yossarianx
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Reviewed September 25, 2012

These amazing Roman excavations are a delightful hidden gem - as they're hard to find if you're driving from Arles. But they're worth it! Set in a sheltered spot with a natural spring on a slight hill so you can see the plain below and with hills behind, you can imagine what it was like in Roman times. The site itself is well curated with plenty of information in several languages. It is spotlessly clean - not a cigaratte butt in sight! - and do make the effort to climb up the path for a view of the site plus the plain below. The mausoleam and arch before you enter the site are a must as they are the best preserved Roman antiquities of this type. The cafe is a welcome shady spot for some refreshment after a busy morning among the ruins! Don't miss.

Thank Sheila R
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Reviewed September 21, 2012

Very close to St. Remy de Provence - and well worth a visit. You can certainly imagine how the Romans once lived and all,in all, a very interesting hour or two can be spent here. There is also a cafe where you can get drinks and food.

Thank Judes111
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