By James Maxwell Anderson, M. Sheridan Lea
This precise ancient and archaeological guidebook to France introduces the reader and traveler to the palpable continues to be of prior cultures that formed the advance of the fashionable nation. A chronological description of the real epochs, from the 1st visual appeal of people in France all the way down to medieval instances, is by means of a portrayal of archaeological monuments and information in their specific place. those contain prehistoric cave work, villages, necropoli, megaliths, Celtic forts and old Roman and Gallo-Roman continues to be (including cities, temples, villas, bridges, roads, and aqueducts), early Christian church buildings, chapels and work of art, in addition to medieval buildings, fortifications, and cemeteries. This booklet can be utilized as a box guide to with ease locate and discover France's historical background or as a reference in the event you can't stopover at the websites yet have an interest within the legacy of the previous.
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For Villars, go N of Brantôme on D 675, 6 km, and just before Bouriaux go right (E) on D 82, 7 km, then left (N) on D 3 through Villars. Signposted. Le Bugue Dordogne Sight: Cave of Bara-Bahau has on the ceiling drawings from the Magdalenian period made in the soft rock with sharpened flints and with fingertips. The finger drawings are of horses, a large bull, bison, bear, aurochs and deer. There are also bear-claw marks from Mousterian times. Location: E of Bordeaux and W of Les Eyzies approx.
Location: S of Strasbourg. Take the D 56, 8 km SE from Habsheim in the SE outskirts of Mulhouse. Marmoutier Bas-Rhin Sights: Under the Abbey church the archaeological crypt contains an altar from the church of 724, showing traces of destruction by fire (827) of the monastery, once a place of pilgrimage. -Léobard. Traces of a Gallo-Roman temple suggest a transition from pagan to Christian beliefs. Location: NW of Strasbourg on the N 4 approx. 33 km. Site in town. Niederbronn-les-Bains Bas-Rhin Sights: Alsace: Oberbronn (Niederbronn-lesBains).
Plassac Gironde Sight: Near the church excavations have revealed three successive Gallo-Roman villas built between the first and fifth centuries. Whereas the first two were built in Roman style, the third was decorated with polychrome mosaics in Aquitanian style. Museum in situ. 5 km S of Blaye on D 669. Site is under the church in town. Rocamadour Dordogne Sight: Grotte des Merveilles. Apart from its natural beauty, this small cave has paintings dating back to the Solutrean period. Represented are horses, a cat, the outline of a deer and outlines of hands.