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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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For more information about guided tour of the museum and the archaeological site, contact Muséal: 00 334 75 52 45 15 and on www.museal.ardeche.fr

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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.

Spoken languages

  • English
  • French

Labels and rankings

  • Departmental museum
  • Musée de France

Sort

  • Museum

Themes

  • Local history
  • Fine Arts
  • Arts and culture
  • Architecture
  • Sacred art
  • Craft/Artisanat
  • Oenology
  • Human sciences
  • History
  • Sciences and technology
  • Sculpture
  • Decorative arts
  • Graphic arts
  • Anthropology
  • Archeological

Opening

From 19/05 to 30/11/2021, daily.

From 05/02 to 11/02/2022, every Monday, Wednesday, Friday, Saturday and Sunday between 1.30 pm and 5.30 pm.

From 12/02 to 27/02/2022, daily between 1.30 pm and 5.30 pm.

From 28/02 to 15/04/2022, every Monday, Wednesday, Friday, Saturday and Sunday between 1.30 pm and 5.30 pm.

From 16/04 to 01/05/2022, daily between 1.30 pm and 5.30 pm.

From 02/05 to 01/07/2022, every Monday, Wednesday, Friday, Saturday and Sunday between 1.30 pm and 5.30 pm.

From 02/07 to 28/08/2022, daily.

From 29/08 to 21/10/2022, every Monday, Wednesday, Friday, Saturday and Sunday between 1.30 pm and 5.30 pm.

From 22/10 to 06/11/2022, daily between 1.30 pm and 5.30 pm.

From 07/11 to 04/12/2022, every Monday, Wednesday, Friday, Saturday and Sunday between 1.30 pm and 5.30 pm.

From 19/12 to 30/12/2022, daily between 1.30 pm and 5.30 pm.
Closed exceptionally on bank holidays.

Benefits

Services provided

  • Leisure Center
  • Tourist information
  • Set down on-site for groups
  • Educational visits
  • Ticketing in number
  • Pokestop
  • Motorhomes allowed
  • Themed tour
  • Tourist brochures
  • Coach access
  • Wi-fi
  • Tourist routes
  • Booking of general amenities
  • Room hire
  • Shop
  • Guided tours

Equipment

  • Orientation board
  • Coach parking
  • Free car park
  • Public WC
  • Car park
  • Defibrillator
  • Exhibition space
  • Toilets
  • Picnic area
  • Air conditioning
  • Sustainable development

Prices

Adult: from 5 € Child (6-16 years): 3 €. Free entry for children < 6 years, the drivers. Group rate available for > 10 people. - Individual visit *Tour Adult: €5 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 - Groups *Tour Adult: €3.50 Child (6-16 years old), student, disabled people: €1.50 In December and January, we welcome groups by appointment only. *Guided tour Adult: €4.50 Child (6-16 years old), student, disabled people: €2.50.

Means of payment

  • Bank/credit card
  • Cheque
  • Credit transfer
  • Cash

Capacity

  • Maximum group size: 25
  • Minimum group size : 10

Activities

  • Handicrafts workshops
  • Concert
  • Activity
  • Temporary exhibition
  • Shows
  • Children's entertainment

Access

Environment

  • TER stop (regional train) within 500 m
  • Station district
  • Close to a public transportation
  • Close to a trunk road
  • Town outskirts
  • In the country
  • Village 2 km away
  • View over the vineyards

Environment

Muséal is located outside of the village of Alba-la-Romaine. At the roudabout, take the exit onto D107 heading to Viviers.