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Review of Site Archeologique de Glanum

Site Archeologique de Glanum
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Provence in One Day Small Group Day Trip from Avignon
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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 6.30 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 September to 31st March.> 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
Houston, Texas
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46 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 21 helpful votes
“Impressive and user friendly”
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed June 8, 2013

Were not planning to visit Glanum initially but glad we did. We were surprised to find such an impressive site without the usual requisite pomp and circumstance. Nice small building to buy the tickets,with a little gift shop. Parking was very easy. The sight was not crowded at all so it was a pleasure strolling through this very cool ancient town. The structures were also well labeled and the descriptions were clear and very informative. Nice way to spend a couple of hours.

Visited July 2012
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 47 helpful votes
“A Must Visit, Great Archaeological Site!”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed June 4, 2013

We were pleasantly surprised with our visit to Glanum today. There are such fabulous ruins here that can be reached by foot (20 minutes) or by car from Saint Remy. Allow at least 2 hours for your visit to this well documented (by several stations in French and English) and don't forget to take the route to the Belvedere viewing area for the best panorama of the entire Glanum area and beyond.

This treasure is well worth paying the 7.50 Euro for and if you want to walk from Saint Remy, there is no reason not to take the Van Gogh walk from the south end of the city to the Glanum ruins- get a map at your hotel for the many stop points.

Visited June 2013
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florida
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
“Amazing!!!”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed June 4, 2013

The roman settlement here was so advanced and impressive
Over the years, we have seen the site expand and it is humbling to see how advanced that civilization actually was

Visited June 2013
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Maryland
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 35 helpful votes
“Unforgettable”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed May 27, 2013

Living now in the USA, but having grown up in the UK, I had become accustomed to Roman ruins, and almost sat out this visit. I am SO glad that I didn't miss it. It is an extensive site and beautiful against the back drop of Les Alpilles. If you can manage it, take the walk up the hill.The views are astonishing.

Visited April 2013
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 102 helpful votes
“A superb experience”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed May 23, 2013

Glanum doesn't get its due in many guides. It's one of the most interesting and nicely laid out sites. If you want an excellent idea of what a Roman city in the provinces was like, Glanum is an excellent example.

Visited May 2013
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