Fâ Gallo-Roman museum and site Museums in Barzan

Opening hours

Closed

  • Monday Closed
  • Tuesday Closed
  • Wednesday 02:00 pm - 06:00 pm
  • Thursday Closed
  • Friday 02:00 pm - 06:00 pm
  • Saturday Closed
  • Sunday Closed

Opens Wednesday at 02:00 pm

Useful information

  • Qualité Tourisme
  • Tourisme & Handicap
  • Famille Plus
  • Accueil Vélo

Location : Sea side

Province : Arvert Peninsula and the Beauty Coast

Services

  • Children playground
  • Chèques Vacances (Holiday voucher)
  • Credit card accepted
  • Disable access
  • Groups
  • Heating
  • Parking
  • English
    • Under your feet, over 2,000 years of history!

      Overlooking the Gironde estuary on more than 40 ha, the archaeological site of Fâ in Barzan, in Charente-Maritime, gradually reveals the remains of a prosperous city that played a leading economic role in the Gallo era -romaine, undoubtedly one of the most important ancient port cities of the Atlantic coast in connection with Médiolanum (Saintes) but also the rest of the Roman Empire.

      Through its museum which presents the furniture discovered during the excavations still in progress and an outdoor visit route along the gradually enhanced vestiges (thermal baths and sanctuary), the archaeological site of Fâ invites you to discover the history of the place and better understand Gallo-Roman life. Daily guided tours and Gallo-Roman entertainment during all holidays in all areas. The average visit duration is 2 hours.

      Prices:
      Adult : 5€
      Child : 2.50€

      Available on site:
      • Rest area
      • Beverage dispenser
      • Fresh water fountain available
      • Free parking
      • PRM parking

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Traveller Reviews Fâ Gallo-Roman museum and site

4.4 sur 5 761 reviews

  • Pia Klit

    4 sur 5 Reviews posted by Pia Klit on 28/07/2022

    Interesting site and excavation site of some buildings in an old Roman town. Gladiator fights, talks about Roman times and so on. Very educational. Dogs not welcome. Everything is in French. Cheap to visit.

  • Eric Delamere

    4 sur 5 Reviews posted by Eric Delamere on 30/05/2019

    We visited here as part of an organised outing on behalf of the Caravan Club in association with camping Logis du Bruil. The visit was very interesting as much was explained to us by an English speaking guide, who was clearly an archaeologist as he had a passion for the subject. Not an expensive visit either👍

  • chris conway

    4 sur 5 Reviews posted by chris conway on 28/08/2022

    A great start, but a few improvements required. Pretty cheap for a family of 4. A bit tricky for those who don't speak great French. The pdf supplied doesn't match the information boards as you go along, so you rely on Google translate to understand the more complex explanations. Is also really hard to tell what is original, and what had been replaced. Clearer explanations would be good. The museum at the end was small but well laid out and interesting. Certainly worth doing to kill a few hours.

Traveller Reviews Fâ Gallo-Roman museum and site

4.5 sur 5 169 reviews

  • "A worthwhile visit for those interested in the Roman era."

    4 / 5 Reviews posted by cubsur (Albufeira, Portugal) on 09/08/2019

    A pleasant couple of hours, visiting the little museum then an hour's guided tour in English by one of the archaeologists. Not a tour guide, he was able to tell our small group at first hand of the...

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  • "Great ancient Roman open air site and museum"

    4 / 5 Reviews posted by WendyBahrain (Bahrain) on 06/08/2019

    Small museum and well maintained site of ruins of old Roman Town, including the baths. Visited with 3 young children who enjoyed the space on a lovely day. English guidebook available. There were...

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  • "Roman remains"

    4 / 5 Reviews posted by T2173VQrobertb (Whitstable, United Kingdom) on 03/07/2019

    A very well maintained site showing the layout of a Roman town. Great little museum and excellent explanation boards ( English explanation book provided). Staff helpful and some guided tours in...

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Fâ Gallo-Roman museum and site

Address

25 route du Fâ
17120 Barzan

GPS coordinates

45° 32'7.52"N, 0° 52'44.16"W

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