Glanum Ruins in Provence, Roman Ruins Near St. Remy, The South of France
Glanum: An Ancient Roman City in Provence,
The South of France
Roman City Near St. Remy-de-Provence
Roman Ruin of Glanum
Roman Glanum, twelve miles south of Avignon and a mile out of Saint Remy, was an important showplace judging by its monumental buildings.
The Roman city of Glanum  fell to Germanic invaders in 260 AD and lay in ruins until excavations began in 1921.
Glanum is considered among the most important Roman archaeological sites in France.
Glanum is The most significant Roman City in Provence perhaps.  The ruin is easily visited from St Remy.  The city lay abandoned since the third century AD as roman power declined.  A 1921 excavation revealed an extensive group of monumental buildings.
Glanum History
Roman City Near Saint Remy
From the Glanum ruin site you can see the modern city of St.  Remy
Glanum lies astride the road through the mountains,  twelve miles south of Avignon.  A mile below Glanum you will find the town of Saint Remy.

The Roman city of Glanum had first been a Celtic-Ligurian settlement, around 600 BC, and then became a Hellenistic city by  300 BC.

The Romans defeated the local Celtic Ligurian residents and rebuilt the city in the first century BC, making it one of the most important  cities in Provence, second perhaps to nearby Arles.
The Romans built extensive aqueducts in the area to bring water to power grain mills.

The remnants or the mill and aqueduct are still found while hiking in the area near Arles
A museum on the site and walking trails make Glanum a great day trip
The ruins of Roman Glanum lay abandoned and un excavated until a 1921 archaeological project showed it to contain important Roman structures.  

Residents of St Remy a mile to the north began preservation and stabilization.

The Roman ruin was one of many in the area including a nearby aqueduct and water-powered grain mill.

The site had been a Celtic-Ligurian settlement, then became a Greek style city, and finally a first-century Roman colony.
Glanum, Roman Ruin Site:
The Roman city of Glanum was built in a pass that leads to the modern city of St. Remy.
The hill beside the ruin gives a good view of St Remy in the distance with and the sprawling Roman City of Glanum in the foreground.
Glanum was inhabited for many years before it was abandoned by the Roman colonists in the third century AD.  A 1921 excavation revealed the extent of the once Greek style town which the romans had rebuilt in the first century BC.
The Museum at Glanum Ruin Site displays a model of what the ancient city of Glanum would have looked like in the second century AD
Glanum, the Roman Ruins in Provence in the South of France offers ruins of Ancient Rome Near St. Remy.
Roman Glanum lay un excavated until 1921, a quarry of cut stone for the residents of St Remy a mile to the north.
Glanum Roman Ruins in Provence in the South of France was built in the 2nd century BC over a Hellenised settlement.  Glanum ruin and museum offers a glimpse into Roman life in the colony of Provence near St. Remy.  Roman Glanum is open to the public.
Glanum Ruin museum exhibition
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International flights serve Paris, Marseilles,  Locals Nimes and Avignon.
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TGV Fast trains serve Avignon and Nimes from Paris.  Local trains serve Arles
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AutoEurope is available in Avignon at the TGV  train station.
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The site of Glanum in Provence, near St. Remy, as it would have looked int the second century AD.
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