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Archaeological House of Combrailles

  • Maison archéologique des Combrailles
  • Maison archéologique des Combrailles
  • Maison archéologique des Combrailles
Maison archéologique des CombraillesMaison archéologique des CombraillesMaison archéologique des Combrailles
The Archaeological House of Combrailles is an exhibition space which preserves and presents the archaeological heritage of the territory, thanks to an original and spacious scenography. 2023 temporary exhibition "Under the radar" to discover!
The permanent exhibition tells the story of "The Lanes and the Men", from the great Roman road Lyon-Saintes, created by Agrippa at the beginning of the 1st century, to the A89 motorway, passing through the royal roads in the 18th century. century. Discover many objects that cover 5,000 years of history, from the flint daggers discovered in the dolmen of Saint-Etienne-des-Champs to the Romanesque capitals of the village of Herment. An important Gallo-Roman collection comes from the excavations of the ancient road town of Beauclair with inscriptions unique in France, dedicated to Toutatis, Gallic god. A route can be completed via several fun terminals, and a circuit of five major sites nearby can be competed on request.
The 2023 temporary exhibition, "Under the radar", is devoted to the latest major archaeological discoveries made in Combrailles, using new, non-destructive prospecting methods (georadar, satellite images, LiDAR). An astonishing visual journey through time, where the past is revealed as if frozen by often unexpected, sometimes spectacular images, always rich in precious scientific information for the history of land use.
Opening day(s)

From Saturday 01 April to Friday 30 June 2023

Tuesday, Wednesday, Friday, Saturday, Sunday

From Saturday 01 July to Thursday 31 August 2023

Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday, Saturday, Sunday

From Friday 01 to Saturday 30 September 2023

Tuesday, Wednesday, Friday, Saturday, Sunday

  • Visit :
    • Guided tours
  • Services :
    • 50 people max per group
  • Visites :
    • Average group visit length (minutes) 45
    • Average individual visit length (minutes) 45
  • Type of culturel patrimony :
    • Museum
  • themes :
    • History
    • Prehistoric
Equipment & Services
  • Services :
    • Services
  • Accessibility criteria for people with reduced mobility :
    • Accessible for self-propelled wheelchairs
    • Even flooring with no obstacles
  • Entertainment :
    • Temporary exhibition
  • Leisure facilities :
    • Picnic area


01/04/2023 - 30/09/2023
Reduced price2.00€Groupes, étudiants, chômeurs, CNAS
Child2.00€12-18 ans
  • Payment methods :
    • Cheque
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Archaeological House of Combrailles
Le bourg
Phone : +33 4 73 79 70 70
  • Spoken language(s) :
    • French