Remarkable archaeological site of 3.5 hectares located at Aix-en-Provence, in the Bouches-du-Rhone, oppidum d'Entremont is the former land of reception of the capital of the confederation of Celto-Ligurians in antiquity.
Populated since 180 BC, the site was taken by the Romans a few decades later, becoming Aquae Sextiae in 90 BC On site, we can still discover the remains of both eras on a triangular plateau and gently sloping.
You will not fail to admire the primitive sanctuary dating from the first Iron Age with stones from the quarries of Bibémus. One can still see engravings, bas-reliefs or cephaliform cuts on stones that were originally to be painted.
The first agglomeration is built around - 175 on about one hectare. The interior is arranged in islands of 24 meters by 10.5 meters, and one can discover the remains of a stairway at number 17. The city grows around -150 with the appearance of the second agglomeration. We can see larger ramparts, sewers, or traces of presses and weights.
Many discoveries have been made on the site of the oppidum d'Entremont, including statues preserved for the most part in the Granet museum of Aix-en-Provence. They seem to be inspired by wood carving and Greek sculpture. The ceramics found on the spot show a style quite unique for the Celts, while most of the pieces are from the Phocaean city.