Exhibitions - AbbayeDeLaCelle

Poster of the exhibition of the Abbey of La Celle

Exposition « Exhibition “Villae. Villas romaines en Gaule du Sud” (Villae: Roman villas in southern Gaul) from 19 May to 31 October.

After a final restoration phase, begun in August 2019, the Abbaye de La Celle has just reopened to the public with the exhibition Villae. Roman villas in southern Gaul. Its conception is based on the site’s ancient past. In fact, the succession of archaeological excavations carried out here since 1998 have unearthed remains of a Roman villa which mainly produced wine. The exhibition retraces this systematic cultivation of the countryside in the Roman era. In the beginning, this mainly involved small farms which were gradually transformed into genuine estates “richly decorated with mosaics and paintings and fitted with thermal baths”, as the curators of the exhibition explain. Numerous objects in the exhibition help us to discover the crops produced, such as wine and oil but also cereals and textiles. A tour of the exhibition thus allows the public to take a close look at these villas whose role illustrates the adaptation of the local population of Gauls to the Roman way of life. The exhibition is studded with numerous objects discovered throughout southern Roman Gaul. See the poster of the current exhibition “Villae. Roman villas in southern Gaul”.

Poster of the exhibition of the Abbey of La Celle

Opening hours

Abbaye de la Celle is open to the public from Tuesday to Sunday.

Opening hours are:
- 10.30 am to 6.30 pm (from May to August)
- 10. 30 am to 5.30 pm (from March to April and from September to December).

Last admission 30 minutes before closing.

See the poster of the current exhibition “Villae. Roman villas in southern Gaul”. « Villae. Villas romaines en Gaule du Sud ».

Click to download the exhibition leaflet.