Travel back in time to Gallo-Roman Ardèche when you visit the museum and the archaeological site in Alba-la-Romaine!
Be amazed as you walk around the ruins of Ancient Alba-la-Romaine. You will be able to discover an ambitious architectural programme with its administrative centre, the theatre, temples and shops.
In the second century BC, nearly all south Ardèche is occupied by the Helvii, a Gallic people. This territory as Southeast of Gaul is under Roman control.
Around 85 BC Cabur, the Chief of the helviens obtained Roman citizenship. The remains of the fortress of Jastres, located 15 minutes from Alba-la-Romaine, could attest its power and loyalty to Rome. Around 10 BC, the fortress of Jastres is abandoned. The city of Alba Helviorum was expended with a Roman urban development.
Alba was on a highly strategic location, on network roads from the Rhône valley to Cévennes and to the south of Gaul. The ancient city was the capital of the Helviens people.
Alba was from the first century a major city. The archaeological site, forgotten during almost 1 500 years was rediscover under the vine.
You can enjoy a walk around the archaeological site which includes a monumental centre, a theatre, temples and shops.
Maybe these objects could give us information about our culture’s origins and how we live today? Could these objects be still able to surprise us or entice us?
You can pursue your trip around the museum collection; you will discover objects of everyday life from the past.
Each year, a temporary exposition focuses on an aspect of the archaeological research of Alba. You will be able to discover the archaeological works from inside.
There are still many bridges between yesterday and today!
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From April to June and from September to october: guided tour every Sunday at 2:30 pm (alternatively the museum's collections and the Gallo-romans ruins).
In July and August:
• On Monday, Thursday and Friday from 2:30 pm to 3:30 pm: guided tour of the museum's collections; from 4 pm to 5pm; guided tour of the Gallo-romans ruins.
• On Wenesday: guided walk focused o stone and wine. Starting at 4:30 at the Caveau des Vignerons of Alba-la-Romaine. Price: €3 /person. Wine tasting.
Average duration (group) : 1h
Durée moyenne (individuelle) : 1h
99 Route de VIviers
Route départementale 107
DD (decimal graduation)
latitude : 44.561465
longitude : 4.597914
From 01/02 to 21/02/2020, every Monday, Wednesday, Friday, Saturday and Sunday between 1.30 pm and 5.30 pm.
From 22/02 to 08/03/2020, daily between 1.30 pm and 5.30 pm.
From 09/03 to 17/04/2020, every Monday, Wednesday, Friday, Saturday and Sunday between 1.30 pm and 5.30 pm.
From 18/04 to 03/05/2020, daily between 1.30 pm and 5.30 pm.
Closed exceptionally on bank holidays.
From 04/05 to 03/07/2020, every Monday, Wednesday, Friday, Saturday and Sunday between 1.30 pm and 5.30 pm.
From 04/07 to 30/08/2020, daily.
From 31/08 to 16/10/2020, every Monday, Wednesday, Friday, Saturday and Sunday between 1.30 pm and 5.30 pm.
From 17/10 to 01/11/2020, daily between 1.30 pm and 5.30 pm.
From 02/11 to 29/11/2020, daily between 1.30 pm and 5.30 pm.
From 28/12 to 31/12/2020, daily between 1.30 pm and 5.30 pm.
Full price: 5 €
Reduced price: 3 €
Group adults: 3.50 to 4.50 €
Group children (6-16 years): 1.50 to 2.50 €.
Free entry for children < 6 years, the drivers.
Group rate available for > 10 people.
- Individual visit
Child (6-16 years old), student, disabled people: €3
*Guided tour of the museum and the archaeological site
Adult: €7 for one visit / €11 for both
Child (6-16 years old), student, disabled people: €4 for one visti / €6 for both
*Workshop from 4 years old: €6 /child
Child (6-16 years old), student, disabled people: €1.50
In December and January, we welcome groups by appointment only.
Child (6-16 years old), student, disabled people: €2.50.
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