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What a lovely surprise!

What a lovely surprise! A really modern museum with a reasonable sized site. The museum is really... read more

Reviewed 23 September 2018
FromtheEast
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Great Yarmouth, United Kingdom
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Well documented museum, somewhat hidden gem

Even as a Roman archaeology lover from just across the border, Bavay is not such a very well-known... read more

Reviewed 5 August 2018
Patrick B
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Ghent, Belgium
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Rendez-vous 2000 years ago with the biggest Roman forum discovered in France. Put your steps in Romans' walking in a 2.5 ha archeological site which was Bagacum's heart, Nervian territory's capital city. Statues of deities, Corinthian capitals...more
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2 Allee Chanoine Henri Bievelet, 59570 Bavay, France
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Reviewed 23 September 2018 via mobile

What a lovely surprise! A really modern museum with a reasonable sized site. The museum is really excellent, with some very interesting exhibits. Although the captions were only in French (we were given a guide in English) the exhibits were wonderful and well displayed. When...More

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Reviewed 5 August 2018

Even as a Roman archaeology lover from just across the border, Bavay is not such a very well-known site compared to some others in the area. However, following the Bavay - Velzeke (Belgium) via, you appreciate both places even more. We were lucky to visit...More

Thank Patrick B
Reviewed 24 August 2017 via mobile

Trip advisor comes up trumps again! We had been bumped into another hotel in a different town (as a result of the original owner getting the dates wrong). Usually I plan days out and this one was planned the day before. A perfect place to...More

Thank Midlands_T
Reviewed 31 July 2017

Excavations started after world war 2 and are still going on. The best way to understand the site is first to attend the film in the museum where a guide takes you through a 3D virtual reconstruction of the forum and then visit the real...More

Thank Paul S
Reviewed 14 July 2016

Went 3rd July for a family day. Bavay had a very big forum in roman times. Now, unfortunately, only some ruins are left. However, there is a little museum with very good explanations & sometime guided visits. Also there are different exhibitions & 3D movie...More

Thank Ekaterina K
Reviewed 11 January 2013

Bavay used to be a massive Roman city, its forum being one of the biggest north of the Alps. It's difficult to imagine it today, as the town is a sleepy little place where even local bistrots seem to be a luxury. The museum is...More

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