*The Coriosolites, KÉSAKO? 🤓 Well, that's simply the name given to this population! These are the people of Gaul who settled in the departments of Côtes-d'Armor, Ille-et-Vilaine and Morbihan.
INFORMATION FOR STÉPHANE BERN: From 58 to 51/50 BC, Julius Caesar undertakes a war of conquest of France (formerly Gaul) which will lead to the colonization of the Roman Republican throughout France. The Emperor Augustus, his adopted son, then organized France into several provinces, themselves divided into districts. Each territory erects its capital on the map. For the Coriosolites, it will be Corseul! Over the years, its population density is estimated at around 5 inhabitants. Maybe your ancestors, who knows?
🤨 Discover the secrets of the town of Corseul
Who has never dreamed of interfering in the epic daily life of the inhabitants Gallo-Roman ? Before starting your little tour of Corseul, go to the Archeo Museum Coriosolis (and its ArcheoSites), about ten kilometers from Dinan. Appreciated by young and old alike, this playful collection dedicated to the history of Corseul and the surrounding towns is full of archaeological reproductions and objects of yesteryear. Like an archaeologist, browse the finds of researchers and immerse yourself in the fascinating world of these hosts Gallo-Roman to say the least… atypical!
🕊️ Psst : a carrier pigeon whispers in our ears that it is possible to participate virtually in a religious ceremony at the Temple of Mars… What are you waiting for?
You now have all the cards in hand! Go on the attack remains of Corseul and hop, all in a machine to go back the centuries…
👣 In the footsteps of the Gallo-Romans in Corseul
Regardless of the weather today, the climate is always on your side for an improvised walk in the footsteps of the Gallo-Roman people of Corseul! With your carte, two possibilities are available to you: take a gentle tour of the town or trudge to the remains of the Temple of Mars a few hundred meters further. Rather archaeological site or green garden? It's time to take your most beautiful photos as a souvenir of your visit to Corseul ! 📸
Here is a (non-exhaustive) list of the treasures you will find on your way:
- The Archeo Museum Coriosolis (and its ArcheoSites)
- The Clos Mulon domus, a luxurious former Gallo-Roman villa
- Saint-Pierre church and its Gallo-Roman stele, in the heart of Corseul town center
- The Gallo Roman site of Monterfil, a few meters from the town hall of Corseul
- The Temple of Mars, on the road towards Dinan
And for lovers of hiking, the Montafilan castle ruins, located on a steep hill on the other side of Corseul, offer a bucolic walk cut off from the world… Enough to recharge the batteries! 🔋
👀 Take full advantage of it in front of the Temple of Mars
A first stop is essential in front of the Temple of Mars. Built ex-nihilo more than 1800 years ago, the Temple of Mars is none other than the number one Gallo-Roman sanctuaries from Brittany! Even today, its rubble lets imagine the evolution of the lively life of Corseul over the centuries. Notice to history buffs: the town offers a immersive video to immerse yourself in the shoes of a pilgrim of the time. Hail, Caesar! 🤴
Invent, imagine and rebuild the Temple of Mars as it was during its heyday in XNUMXrd century. The dedicated panels all around the Temple invite you and your little ones to (re)discover the first life of these stones.
📲 How does it work? Download the free “Temple of Mars 3D” mobile application and let yourself be guided through audios, videos and interactive games. A unique experience to live in Côtes-d'Armor. Like what, even the story is on the page! 😉
🗺️ In search of a well-buried treasure...
Who said only children can hunt for treasure ? In Corseul, young and old adventurers alike are invited to discover the evolution of heritage of the community otherwise. We bet you'll love it! 😉
Treasure hunt enthusiast?
“Sybille, 18, tidies up the Corseul house of her late grandfather, an archaeologist and passionate about Antiquity. She discovers an old closed chest and a message from her grandfather explaining to her that this chest contains the treasure of a goddess, but that the key has been hidden. Sybille therefore decides to resume her grandfather's research in order to be able to open this mysterious chest and discover the treasure.
Want to help Sybille solve this mystery? Using Corseul's plan and the various challenges offered to you, find the secret code and discover the marvel. 🤩 Who knows, a new private detective job may be waiting for you...
An initiative led by the Corseul Tourist Office in partnership with Coriosolis and Dinan Agglomeration, BRAVO for these beautiful steps. ❤️Useful information :
For families with children aged 5 to 12 – Duration: between 2h30 and 3h
Price / Kit for 5 people: €22. On sale in the Tourist Offices of Saint Cast-le-Guildo, Dinan, Fréhel, Matignon, Saint-Jacut-de-la-Mer, Plancoët and Coriosolis.
🧁A gourmet break
Yes, a visit to Corseul is hollow! And to remedy this, go to the Remi's tea room in the heart of downtown. In a cozy atmosphere with white tablecloths and candy boxes, Rémi serves you homemade drinks and cakes in what looks like a real dollhouse! Coffees, pastries and here we go again!
🏺 Make your Gallo-Roman souvenir
Notice to artists at heart (or in the making), we have unearthed THE right address for you to give free rein to your imagination. Meet in La Poterie de Sandra workshop-boutique, where creativity rhymes with preservation of old-fashioned know-how ! You will be amazed by the finesse of Sandra and Corentin's reconstruction work on Gallo-Roman pottery found here, in the town of Corseul. 📍
Do you also want to get your hands dirty? Take advantage of your excursion in the north-west of France to experiment with the technique of modeling and pottery class directly by hand with Sandra! Is this a first for you? Don't panic, all apprentices are welcome (even your little ones)! A homemade creation, we never get tired of it.
😴 A well deserved rest
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So, what did you think of this little historic escapade in the heart of the town of Corseul, in the territory of Dinan-Cap Fréhel? Many surprises await you in the Gallo-Roman city... Don't wait any longer!