Glanum Ruins in Provence, Roman Ruins Near St. Remy,
The South of France
Glanum: An Ancient
Roman City in Provence,
The South of France
Roman City Near St. Remy-de-Provence
Roman Ruin of Glanum
Roman Glanum, twelve miles south of Avignon and a mile out of Saint Remy, was an important showplace
judging by its monumental buildings.
The Roman city of Glanum fell to Germanic invaders in 260 AD and lay in ruins until excavations began in
Glanum is considered among the most important Roman archaeological sites in France.
Glanum is The most significant Roman City in Provence perhaps. The ruin
is easily visited from St Remy. The city lay abandoned since the third
century AD as roman power declined. A 1921 excavation revealed an
extensive group of monumental buildings.
Roman City Near
city of St.
Glanum lies astride the road through the
mountains, twelve miles south of
Avignon. A mile below Glanum you will
find the town of Saint Remy.
The Roman city of Glanum had first been
a Celtic-Ligurian settlement, around 600
BC, and then became a Hellenistic city
by 300 BC.
The Romans defeated the local Celtic
Ligurian residents and rebuilt the city in
the first century BC, making it one of the
most important cities in Provence,
second perhaps to nearby Arles.
The Romans built extensive aqueducts in
the area to bring water to power grain
The remnants or the mill and aqueduct
are still found while hiking in the area
A museum on the site
and walking trails make
Glanum a great day trip
The ruins of Roman Glanum lay
abandoned and un excavated until a
1921 archaeological project showed
it to contain important Roman
Residents of St Remy a mile to the
north began preservation and
The Roman ruin was one of many in
the area including a nearby aqueduct
and water-powered grain mill.
The site had been a Celtic-Ligurian
settlement, then became a Greek
style city, and finally a first-century
Glanum, Roman Ruin Site:
The Roman city of Glanum was built in a pass that
leads to the modern city of St. Remy.
The hill beside the ruin gives a good view of St
Remy in the distance with and the sprawling Roman
City of Glanum in the foreground.
Glanum was inhabited for many years before it was
abandoned by the Roman colonists in the third
century AD. A 1921 excavation revealed the extent
of the once Greek style town which the romans had
rebuilt in the first century BC.
The Museum at Glanum Ruin Site displays a model of what the
ancient city of Glanum would have looked like in the second
Glanum, the Roman Ruins in Provence in the South of
France offers ruins of Ancient Rome Near St. Remy.
Roman Glanum lay un excavated until 1921, a quarry
of cut stone for the residents of St Remy a mile to the
Glanum Roman Ruins in Provence in the South of France was built in the 2nd century BC over a
Hellenised settlement. Glanum ruin and museum offers a glimpse into Roman life in the colony of
Provence near St. Remy. Roman Glanum is open to the public.
International flights serve Paris, Marseilles, Locals Nimes and Avignon.
TGV Fast trains serve Avignon and Nimes from Paris. Local trains serve Arles
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The site of Glanum in Provence, near St.
Remy, as it would have looked int the
second century AD.
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