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Elusa Capitale Antique: 3 places to visit.

In the heart of Gascony’s lands, ELUSA Capitale Antique constitutes a unique Gallo-Roman complex made up of three sites: the Trésor d’Éauze archaeological museum, the Domus de Cieutat and the Villa de Séviac.

Young or old, dive into history and come discover these three complementary sites that offer a complete and unprecedented panorama of Roman times in southwestern France.

The Archaeological Museum of

Éauze Treasure

The Trésor d’Éauze archaeological museum is home to an exceptional treasure trove unearthed in 1985.

It consists of over 28,000 coins, some 50 items of jewelry and precious objects.

Everyday objects are also on display, such as iron blades, a carved ivory handle and a bronze key.

This burial is thought to date back to 261 BC. This treasure trove is also remarkable for its number of objects and their state of preservation.

The Domus of Cieutat

And its Interpretation Centre

Twelve years of excavations have uncovered the remains of a domus at Éauze.

This type of family dwelling was built in towns for the wealthier classes of society, Éauze being the ancient capital in Gallo-Roman times. Imagine a peristyle house built in the 3rd century A.D., measuring 2,700 square meters at the end of its construction.

To consolidate their aristocratic position, the owners equipped themselves with gardens, an inner courtyard, private baths and a reception hall. At the entrance to the archaeological site, an interpretation center with modern scenography and interactive tools, such as a
video reconstruction of the domus, has been set up. This will be the starting point for your immersion into antiquity.

The Gallo-Roman Villa of


Gallic-Roman villas served as rural residences and farms. The villa at Séviac is a luxurious 6500m² palace discovered since the end of the 19th century.

This agricultural living space is considered one of the largest residences in southwest Gaul. It is distinguished by its mosaic ensemble, covering 625m², with geometric and vegetal decorations that testify to the Villa’s economic activity.

The decorative ensemble has been classified as a Historic Monument since 1978.

What would a Villa be without its thermal baths? Those at Séviac covered almost 520 square meters in the 5th century. After several phases of construction, the baths are adorned with marble and the floors equipped with heaters. Finally, a large swimming pool decorated with mosaics and marble marked this beautiful Gallo-Roman edifice, still visible today.