Roman Ruins Near St. Remy in Provence,
The South of France, Glanum
Glanum, once a great Ancient Roman City in
Provence in The South of France
Glanum,  on the outskirts of St Remy would be a
good bet for travelers interested in Roman ruins.  

It was once a Roman city with many structures still
viewable and a museum that tells the history of the
area.
Glanum is just a day-trip away from the Roman
ruins in Aix, Marseilles, the ruins in Arles, and
Avignon.
Near St. Remy in Provence the Glanum Ruin Site
was once an important Roman City.
The Romans built the city on top of existing
Greek style buildings in a pass with a view of
present day St. Remy.
Glanum
Roman City Near Saint Remy
Roman Ruin of Glanum Near St Remy
The most
significant Roman
City in Provence
perhaps,
Glanum
lay abandoned
since the third
century AD until
1921 excavations
revealed an
extensive group of
monumental
buildings.
The ruin 30 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 started as a
Celtic-Ligurian settlement, then became a
Hellenised city, and finally, after a complete
make over in the first century BC, a Roman
city and colony.
The city fell to Germanic invaders in 260 AD
and lay in ruins until excavations began in
1921. It is considered among the most
important Roman archaeological site in
France.
Glanum History Roman City Near Saint Remy
From the Glanum
ruin site you can see
the modern city of
St.  Remy
The Roman Ruin near St. Remy,  Provence in the South of France called 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 eventually
became a Hellenistic town with Greek style buildings.  The Romans began to colonize Provence in the
2nd century BC and defeated the local Celtic inhabitants  in the first century BC.

The Romans then rebuilt the city,  making it one of the most important  cities in Provence, second
perhaps to nearby Arles.
A museum on the site
and walking trails make
Glanum a great day trip
Glanum Ruin Site: The hill beside the ruin gives a good view of St
Remy and the sprawling Roman City of Glanum.  
Glanum lay abandoned since its destruction in 260 AD until  1921 when
an excavation revealed the extent of the once Hellenistic town which the
romans had rebuilt in the first century BC.
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Roman ruins near St Remy in Provence, Glanum
makes a great place for history and archeology
vacation.  
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apartment or a vacation rental.
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Hellenistic style buildings remain at Glanum in the
residential area below the Public buildings
The roman settlers built baths and Public buildings
on the higher ground