Visit of Glanum
Discover the majestic archaeological site of Glanum in Saint-Rémy de Provence during a complete visit.
On the Baux-de-Provence road, enjoy an exceptional visit in a unique setting, in the heart of the Alpilles Regional National Park.
The visit of Glanum allows you to apprehend the results of more than a century of archaeological research through a guided tour for groups or in a more autonomous way, according to your desires. It is a real architectural treasure set in a magical setting: within the Alpilles massif. You will learn about ancient civilizations while enjoying the Provençal good life.
Built around a sacred source in tribute to the Gallic god Glan, the Glanum site was initially an oppidum (fortified city) Gaulish.
From the construction of the ancient city, this place is rocked by Hellenic influences by the presence of the Greeks who, satisfied with their visit of Marseille, had advanced inland from the now Phocaean city. Glanum was later conquered by the Romans, whose style also permeates the remains: Roman temples, forum, theater and baths are added to the city. Unfortunately, the city, which remains primarily a religious place thanks to its source, will be destroyed around 260 by barbarian invasions. The few survivors will lay the foundations of the present city of Saint-Rémy de Provence, about 1 kilometer north of the Roman city.
From top lookouts specially designed for sightseeing, you will have the opportunity to admire an exceptional panorama of the archaeological site of Glanum. To extend your visit to the Gallo-Roman site, the Renaissance Hotel, known as Sade, displays remains and furniture found during the archaeological excavations of Glanum. You will also have the opportunity to take an interest in the Arc de Triomphe and the Mausoleum des Julii, which is nicknamed "les Antiques" of Saint-Rémy de Provence and which indicated the entrance to the ancient city of Glanum.
To relax and rest after your visit to Glanum and so enjoy your cultural stay in Provence, Hotel Gounod welcomes you in a refined atmosphere and offers you high quality services. Enjoy the spacious comfort and cozy decor of our rooms, the pool area with spa and sauna, or the cozy and relaxed atmosphere of our lounge bar where you can taste the vintage of the many vineyards that surround the archaeological site of Glanum.