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The Gallo-roman sanctuary of the "Bois des Noël" in Matagne-la-Grande

Discovered and probed as early as 1893 by A. Bequet, this sanctuary has been entirely excavated. The excavations ended in 2010. It's one of the rare Gallo-roman sanctuary which has been erected in the northern Gaul, probably ex-nihilo, under the Constantinian dynasty. During the first quart of the IVth century, two temples were built in a 64 ares enclosed by surrounding walls. Some extensions were made from 350, notably, a double façade portico ended by a room dedicated to religious activities and a third temple outside the enclosed area.

The site is open access. Guided tours are also offered.

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