The Gallo-Roman Villa of Montmaurin was discovered in 1946 by Georges Fouet. It was built in the middle of the First Century, and continued to develop until about 350, with modifications in the 3rd and 4th Centuries.
It is one of the largest Roman villas discovered in France: its buildings extended over 19 hectares. There were no fewer than 200 rooms, offering a considerable degree of comfort. They were decorated with marble or mosaics, they had glazed windows and there was under-floor heating and running water.
Archaeologists have revealed the remains of a vestibule, a temple, a nymphaeum, several courtyards and extensive living quarters.
Visiting times may vary
From 2 May to 31 August:
9:30am-12 noon and 2pm-6pm
From 1st September to 30 April:
Every day (closed Mondays):
9:30am-12 noon and 2pm-5pm
1st January, 1st May, 1st and 11 November, 25 December