Gallo-Roman Villa (ruins), French Heritage monument to Montmaurin

The Gallo-Roman villa of montmaurin was discovered in 1946 per Georges Fouet. Edifiee about the middle of I er century of our era, it would be developpee to the surroundings of 350 and would have been remaniee during the III E and IV E century.

The Roman gallo presence in this sector is however known well before this discovery as the account attests some which follows:

Monumental bulletin (1834)

Eight days after my excursion has fronsac, I were has Montmaurin, canton of Boulogne, or I know several people. I did not have hopes to find antiquities has Montmaurin however my relations with the inhabitants made me discover, close to this village, of the ruins of Roman baths, the traces of an old castle and the site of another Roman monument. Well certainly, if I were master key in this locatite without me to inform near the villagers, I would have known nothing there to find. It is what makes me believe that one would discover much more antiquities in our communes, if one took the trouble to inform oneself near the inhabitants, especially near the old men, with the risk to meet disappointments sometimes. Many ruins, undoubtedly interesting, escape has our investigations because they are lost, either in the middle of wood or of the fields in the campaigns, or among the houses in the cities. They would be found, well certainly, if one could take information near the people who know the places well.

I have speak to you about Roman baths. Hardly I was have Montmaurin and knew one that I came there as an archaeologist, that one hastened to quote me a convent of Templier whose remainders were at the edge of Save. I went there, and I live walls of which the height did not exceed 1m33 hundred. covering a big space, the shapes of hardcores of small apparatus with brick chains. I believed myself first of all in the presence of the remains of a monastery carlovingien, occupies later by Templiers.

By traversing these enclosures with more attention, I believed to discover the traces of a church has bedside circular, with transepts also finish in hemicycle. However of innumerable remains of marble plates, of the tiles has edges, of the fragments of sculptures, made me think that I could have under the eyes a Roman building well.

This last opinion was fully confirmee when one taught me that one had finds in the cemetery of the village, not far from these ruins, other remains of walls crossing has right angle, with many fragments from mosaics has small cubes. Moreover, I live in the village three capitals imitate Corinthian, two bases attics and splendid was of column perfectly preserves. All that came from the alleged convent

The evening of the same day I went to see other Roman remains that one had announce me in a district opposes village. This section is well cultivee; the plough, says one, meets circular walls there cuts perpendicularly by other walls. That made me think that perhaps there was to it a theatre; but I do not live traces of walls, I found only bricks and absolutely similar plates of marble has those which I had seen the morning.

By: Mr. Anthyme Saint-Paul

Gallo-Roman Villa (ruins)
(Gallo-Roman Villa (ruins), montmaurin)


Heritage listed, historical monument, or having been under investigation

Structural information

Gallo-Roman Villa (ruins), « Gallo-Roman Villa (ruins) » is a construction of the city of Montmaurin (France, Haute garonne). Gallo-Roman Villa (ruins), French Heritage monument to Montmaurin montmaurin, haute garonne

Location and general information

  • identifier : 46994
  • item : Villa gallo-romaine (ruines)
  • Location of the building :
    • Midi-Pyrénées
    • Haute-garonne
    • Montmaurin
  • Place name : Lassalles
  • INSEE code of the municipality : 31385
  • Zip code of the municipality : 31350
  • Order in the communal list : 2
  • Name of the building :
    • The building is designated as follows : villa
  • State :
    • current state of the monument : remains

Dates and times

  • Period of construction : 3 different epochs of evolution of the building.
    • Gallo-Roman
    • 2nd century
    • 4th century
  • Date of protection : 1949/12/05 : classé MH
  • Date taken into account : 1993/08/30

Construction, architecture and style

  • Materials:
    • We do not have this information.
  • Roofing :
    • We do not have this information.
  • Materials (roofing) :
    • We do not have this information.
  • Other about the composition roofs :
    • No information on the coverage of the place.
  • Floors :
    • any information about this construction.
  • Stairs :
    • No stairs mentioned on this construction.
  • Decoration of the building :
    • No information about decoration.
  • Representation :
    • No information on the ornamentation of the place.
  • Typology :
    • No information about typology.
  • Plan :
    • We do not know the type of plan for this building.

Monument and history of the place

  • Interest of the building : Site archéologique : 31 385 2 AH
  • Elements protected MH (historical monument) :
    • Any particular element of the building is subject to protection in our database.
  • Constituent areas :
    • no information.
  • Parties constituantes étudiées :
    • no information.
  • Use :
    • This building has been assigned the following use : museum

Other

  • Other :
    • other Information : the 1992 State property
  • Picture : a06b39f02885e4534428d016be279a2c.jpg
  • Details : Villa gallo-romaine (ruines) (cad. B 562p, 567, 573) : classement par arrêté du 5 décembre 1949
  • Mérimée reference : PA00094397

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Villa gallo-romaine (ruines), montmaurin
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Villa gallo-romaine (ruines), montmaurin
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Villa gallo-romaine (ruines), montmaurin
Gallo-Roman Villa (ruins), French Heritage monument to Montmaurin. Picture of monique c
Villa gallo-romaine (ruines), montmaurin
Gallo-Roman Villa (ruins), French Heritage monument to Montmaurin. Picture of monique c
Villa gallo-romaine (ruines), montmaurin

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