Musée Archéologique du Pègue (Société du Patrimoine Péguois d’Histoire et d’Archéologie)

The SPPHA is a municipal association which manages the Archaeological Museum of Pègue and all the legacy of the village. The Museum presents the largest collection of "pseudo-Ionian" ceramics in France. The oppidum was classified "major site" in 1993.

Description

The museum presents the most important French collection of "pseudo-Ionian" ceramics, as well as a rich collection of objects testifying to daily life.

The SPPHA is a municipal association which manages the Pègue Archaeological Museum as well as the entire heritage of the village.
The museum is a rich site museum whose protohistoric oppidum Saint-Marcel was classified as a major Iron Age site and historical monument in 1993.
One of the three major protohistoric sites discovered in the 20th century, along with the Heuneburg and Vix.

The collections evoke the long history of this hilltop settlement, situated on a crossroads of important routes linking north and south, east and west, with its aristocracy, its craftsmen and farmers, its periods of crisis and abandonment, and above all its major role in Europe in the trade and import of wine between the Mediterranean and the Celtic world in the 6th, 5th and 4th centuries BC.

In support of this history, numerous indigenous ceramics, the steles of its sanctuary, everyday objects and imports are discovered.
Note the numerous Attic and Italic ceramics, amphorae and the local production of light-paste painted ceramics, especially wine-drinking services of archaic Greek type and Ionian technology from the end of the 6th century BC, also known as "pseudo-Ionian ceramics".
This settlement was followed, after the Roman conquest, by the foundation of a rich ancient city which was certainly the chief town of the "pagus aletanus".

Certainly the most important collection of sites in the AURA region.

A great journey of one hour (or more) into a captivating past spanning over six thousand years.

Spoken languages

  • English
  • French

Themes

  • History
  • Sciences and technology
  • Arts and culture
  • Prehistoric
  • Archeological
  • Human sciences
  • Local history
  • Earthenware and Terracotta

Labels and ranking

  • Indoor
  • Bad weather alternative
  • Unusual

Activities

  • Children's entertainment

Opening

From 01/05 to 02/10/2022, every Wednesday, Thursday, Friday, Saturday and Sunday.

Visit

Individual tour

  • Unguided individual tours available permanently
  • Guided individual tours available permanently

Group tour

  • Unguided group tours on request
  • Guided group tours on request
  • Guided group tours obligatory
  • Min. group size: 10
  • Max. group size: 40

Rate

Group rate available for > 10 people.

Adults = €5 under 18 = €3 under 6 = free
group = €4 per person (min. 10 people).

Payment options:

  • Check
  • Cash
  • Credit transfer

Situation

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Amenities and Services

  • Coach access
  • Guided tours
  • Permanent entertainments organiser
  • Car park
  • Coach parking