For over 8,000 years, vines and wine have been key elements in Mediterranean and European societies. An agricultural staple, a political instrument, a factor in economic development or a religious medium, wine played a key role in all aspects of the daily lives of the Ancients.

The Phoenicians, the Greeks, the Etruscans and the Romans all played a key role in spreading the culture of wine, a living heritage to which we are heirs. Numerous archaeological sites and museums in France and Europe bear witness to the material and spiritual ties that still bind us to vines and wine.

Let’s visit the villae viticoles or the urban quarters of ancient cities, and browse the museum collections to better understand the heritage contribution made by ancient vitiviniculture to today’s world of wine.

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Narbo Via

Discovering Narbo via See the site The region Follow us On the road Here it is! In the same theme other locations

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Gallo-Roman Museum

This vast archaeological site of a Gallo-Roman residential quarter hosts the reconstruction of a
vineyard “à la romaine” and offers tours, events and tastings on the theme of wine.

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Villa Loupian

On the shores of the Thau Basin, this archaeological site invites you to discover exceptional mosaics and the history and workings of a Gallo-Roman winery.

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ELUSA -Villa de Seviac

Villa de Séviac is one of three sites forming the “ELUSA Capitale Antique” archaeological cluster. So don’t hesitate to extend your experience in Eauze with a visit to the Domus de Cieutat and its fun, interactive Interpretation Centre, and the Musée du Trésor d’Eauze, the other two ELUSA sites! Experience history while having fun! ELUSA invites young and old alike to discover our heritage and have fun at the same time, with fun activities and friendly events all year round.

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