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06 November 2021  |  Architecture, Tourism

The Ancient Roman city of Glanum

Situated in Saint-Rémy-de-Provence visits can explore the ancient roman city of Glanum. Around 600 BC the first Gallic tribes settled in Glanum, situated on the north face of the Alpilles mountain range. Excavations of the site began in the early 1900's and today visitors can admire the may accent monuments including the House of Antes and the House of Cybele.

Two very well preserved Roman monuments remains from the 1st century, 'Les Antiques', a mausoleum and a triumphal arch. The city of Glanum produced their own silver coins and was located close to a healing spring.

A dam and an aqueduct were built in the 1st century BC to supply the town with fountains and public baths.

Residences of Glanum in 27 BC were given the civil and political status of citizens of Rome. The earliest monuments built were influenced by the Hellenic style of the nearby Greek colony of Marseille.


The demoiselles de la nuit exhibition

Les demoiselles de la nuit à Glanum

Between 2nd November 2021 and 27th February 2022, visitors to Glanum can explore the underground quarries which were first excavated in the 1900's and up until the 1990's in the "demoiselles de la nuit" exhibition which highlights the decline in the local residences those being bats caused by the local ecological and environmental disturbances that have affected their breeding site. Over the past 20 years the number of bats have dropped from almost 30,000 to just 10,000 bats today.

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