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Site archéologique et musée d'Ensérune

Come and visit the archaeological site of Ensérune lying ten kilometres from Béziers between the Languedoc garrigues and the shores of the Mediterranean, and discover one of the most important Gaulish villages in the South of France.

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Opening / Closing

Times may vary
April to September : 10 to 12:30 and 2 to 6 pm
May to August : 10 am to 7 pm
October to March : 9:30 to 12:30 and 2 to 5:30 pm
Last admission 60 mins before closing.  

Mondays from September to April
1 January, 1 May, 1 and 11 November, 25 December


Adult rate : 7,50 € 
Reduced rate : 4,50 € 
Adult group rate : 6 € (minimum 20 persons) 
School group rate : 30 € (maximum 35 students, 2 accompananying adults included, adult group rate for additional accompananying adult) 

Free admission :
Minors under 18 (family visit)
18-25 years old (for people under 26 years old who are citizens of one the 27 countries of EU or are non-European permanent residents of France)
Disabled visitors and their escorts
Unemployed persons

Going there

From Béziers or Perpignan: main road N 9 then secondary road D 162E
Difficult access through the village of Colombier
From Carcassonne: motorway A 61 to Narbonne, then main road N 9 towards Béziers and secondary road D 162E


Archaeological site and museum of Ensérune
34440 Nissan-lez-Ensérune
T 33 / (0)4 67 37 01 23
F 33 / (0)4 67 37 27 39

GPS details

Latitude : 43.3106
Longitude : 3.1153


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Understanding the archaeological site of Ensérune

• The oppidum civilisation. Ensérune has remains dating from the 6th century BC to the 1st century AD. Lying at the intersection of various land and sea routes, the town was the centre of the region’s rapid commercial development. Ceramics unearthed by excavations carried out since 1915 reveal the progressive intermingling of Celto-Iberian populations and Mediterranean civilisations.


Unaccompagnied tour

avec document de visite du site et du musée français, anglais, allemand, espagnol, néerlandais
durée : 1h

Guided tour

français, allemand (selon disponibilité)
sur réservation : 1 semaine
durée : 45 mn


Possibilité de repos au cours de la visite et à l'extérieur Toilettes Librairie-boutique Possibilité de pique-nique


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castillo cyrille le 19/02/2011 09h58
J'ai visité le site (le site réel je veux dire) aujourd'hui. Magnifique. Cependant je regrette que les explications sur le lac asséché ne soient disponibles qu'à l'intérieur du site payant. Il me semblerait opportun d'installer un panneau explicatif à l'extérieur du village, la culture devant être accessible a tous. Je me doute que celà ne relève pas de vos compétences mais plutôt de celle de la commune alors merci de transmettre. Bravo pour le travail accompli.
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Éditions du patrimoine

Ensérune, a village in pre-Roman Gaul
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Archaeological restitution
Idées et débats
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100 monuments, 100 écrivains / Histoires de France
Hors collection
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Le Guide du patrimoine en France
Hors collection
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Agenda "100 monuments pour 2014"
Hors collection
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Bêtes off
Catalogues d'exposition
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Antiquité grecque et romaine
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