Office de tourisme Vendeuvre du Poitou - Marigny-Brizay-Chéneché- 86 site gallo-romain des Tours Mirandes
The Gallo-Roman site of les Tours Mirandes
To the discover of the vestiges of the Gallo-Roman site of Les Tours Mirandes
This Gallo-Roman site dates from the 1st and 2nd century after Christ, it is huge as a hundred hectare and is located between the commune of Vendeuvre-du-Poitou and Chéneché.
Discovered a first time in the 19th century the site has been the object of many search and safety campaigns at the arrival of the Colonel Charles Potut at the beginning of the 60’s. The drought in 1976 permitted to establish and remade the major part of the plan thanks to aerial photography.
It was a huge secondary town composed by several districts, a sanctuary, and an esplanade long time called Forum.
Rearranged since 2009 you can admire today vestiges of the sanctuary and rests of the esplanade south wall. During fortuitous or owed to the excavations, discoveries beautiful sculptures appeared like "L’Amour" (“the Love”), as well as numerous potteries and other marbles coming from the most luxurious countries of the antiquity period.
At present the site is emphasised.
From September to June: with an appointment, information at the tourist home of Vendeuvre-du-Poitou.
From July to August: without interruptions Tuesday to Saturday: 10:00 am - noon 12:00 pm and 2:00 pm-5:00 pm
Price for simple visits: 2.00€ per person / free for child under 10.
Price list visit + tasting: 4.50€ per person (only for group over ten people).
Les "Amis de Vendeuvre" (“Friends of Vendeuvre”) also suggest you to discover the site through a book entitled: Les Tours Mirandes, sold 9.20€ (+ postal charges).