Musée et site gallo-romains du Fâ


After 2000 years of mystery, a Gallo-Roman site reveals its secrets ...

The archaeological site of the Fâ, in Barzan in Charente-Maritime, would be one of the most important Gallo-Roman port cities from the Atlantic facade. Today, it reveals little by little a prosperous city having played a leading economic role, in connection with Mediolanum (Saintes) or Burdigala (Bordeaux) but also the Remains of the Roman Empire.

Through the museum and the tour, you can better understand the history of the city and everyday life in the Gallo-Roman era. The archaeological museum, opened since September 10, 2005, hosts archaeological collections from planned excavations and pedestrian surveys.

The archaeological pieces are presented in the different thematic rooms. The site, which sleeps partly under 40 ha of cultivated fields, virgin of any construction, benefits today from a sustained valorization, impulsed by the County Council of Charente-Maritime, through the Joint Union for the valorization This valorization strategy made it possible in 2005 to create a site museum and partially reconstruct the Roman baths. At the same time, archaeological research continues and is the subject of annual excavation campaigns. From April to October, many activities: guided tours every day, Gallo-Roman animations during all school holidays, guided tours of the excavation sites, excavation workshops for children ...

The Site du Fâ is located 40 km (45 minutes by car) from Mathes - La Palmyre.

www.fa-barzan.com/