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Les mosaïques gallo-romaines de Besançon / Circuit n°2 : La Domus de la Faculté des lettres

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    An oppidum of the Sequans, Vesontio was celebrated by Julius Caesar in his "Commentaries on the Gallic War". The exceptional defensive site in which the Gallic town developed attracted the attention of the great strategist. Sheltered by its ramparts, the Sevanean city occupied the whole of the Loop, with organised districts and streets lined with timber-framed buildings. As the capital, Vesontio changed its face. The wealthy districts and public spaces are now characterised by masonry architecture, richly decorated with sculptures, frescoes and mosaics. The discovery of these mosaics began by chance in the 17th, 18th and 19th centuries and has continued to the present day with archaeological excavations that are now scheduled. Mosaics discovered "recently" are restored, preserved in museums or replaced on the site or near the place where they were discovered. There are two complementary routes to discover the mosaics of the ancient city. Route 2: The Domus of the Faculty of Arts 15 h Monday 17 June, Monday 30 September Meeting point in front of the Hôtel de Courbouzon-Villefrancon 18 rue Chifflet Full price: €8 Bookings can be made at the Office de Tourisme et des Congrès du Grand Besançon.


    Dates

    Opening periods

    3pm: Monday 17 June, Monday 30 September
    Monday 06/17-from 3:00 pm to 5:00 pm
    Monday 09/30-from 3:00 pm to 5:00 pm

    Practical information

    Activities

    Cultural activities
    Guided tours

    Rates

      MINI Max Additional information
    Free of charge0Free for people with disabilities disabled people, jobseekers and children under 12.
    Basic rate8
    Special rate6Students, under-18s, associations members of the Tourist Office and Convention Bureau.

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