an unremarked oppidum near Trausse   1 comment

Almost unmarked – but still quite remarkable. It should have a name: so I shall call it the Affiac Oppidum.

The hill upon which sit the vestiges of the oppidum lies just to the east of Trausse-Minervois, and dominates the Aude river plain. An old secondary Roman road from Carcassonne to Béziers passes close to its foot. A sizeable clay-works dating back to pre-Roman times lies on this once-important thoroughfare.

The locating of this impressive structure involved the three tools I have at my disposal : time, luck and perseverance.

This is presumably the entrance, opening south.

More photos & info on the Affiac oppidum page, right.

One response to “an unremarked oppidum near Trausse

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  1. Hi, just found your blog while looking for some of my ‘Trausse’ archives. We stay there regularly and walk though the area and love seeing these ancient ruins. I paint there so it was nice to know that others have been to this pin sized village.
    Cheers, Erin

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