From Prehistory to the Middle Ages, history and the lives of men in times past are presented here by the most accomplished of specialists, in a presentation accessible to everyone. The collection is edited by the Ministry of Culture and Communication.

The Roc-aux-Sorciers

Prehistoric Sculpted Rock Shelters there is worldwide interest in Europe's painted caves, open-air Palae...


Page of the website dedicated to the two shipwrecks of La Natière

La Natière : The Saint-Malo shipwrecks

Underwater archaeology at Saint-Malo

300 years ago

In 1995, the wrecks of two large corsairs were discovered near Saint-Malo, sunken at the base of the Natière reef. Ten years of underwater archaeological exploration have raised the curtain on a forgotten chapter of commerce raiding. The older of the t...

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  • Antiquité romaine

    La villa expliquée aux enfants


    Quatre jeux : Villa Loupian à travers les âges / Présentation d'un domaine agricole / Petit quizz des oenologues / La monnaie de sa pièce

  • Protohistoire

    Lattara, chronologie


    Frise chronologique détaillée présentant l'histoire de Lattes et des points importants de l'histoire de l'Antiquité.

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Home page of Villa, villae in Roman Gaul.


Villa, villae in Roman Gaul

The ancient Roman world saw the rise and expansion of large-scale, estate-based agriculture, and...


Map of the Great Archaeological Sites

Great archeological sites

Map of the sites of the collection

Virtual visits

Home page of the website dedicated to Lascaux cave


The discovery of the monumental Lascaux cave in 1940 brought with it a new era in our knowledge of both prehistoric art and human origins. Today, the cave continues to feed our collective imaginationand to profoundly move new generations of visitors f...

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