Bits of 2,000-year-old buildings stand crumbling along the edge of a grassy field. It may not look like much now, but this place was once a Roman forum. The layout is remarkably intact, letting visitors get a glimpse of how the site would have looked in its prime.
The ruins date from the Gallo-Roman period. They were built within a city then known as Bagacum (sometimes Bavacum), which was the capital of the Nervii territory. The city was located near a junction of seven roads, making its central square a busy place.
|Dragons in the city en fr nl zh||20.7km||site_izi|
|In the footsteps of Vincent van Gogh in the Borinage en fr nl zh||18.5km||site_izi|
|Classical Mons en fr nl zh||20.7km||site_izi|
|Abandoned Eurostar Train||2018||19.7km||site_ao|
|A 141-Foot Wave of Crashing Lumber Guards the Grand Place in Mons||2017||21km||site_ao|
|Musée Royal de Mariemont||36.5km||site_brutalism|
|Nord-Pas de Calais Mining Basin||2012||25.2km||site_whs|
|Major Mining Sites of Wallonia||2012||15.5km||site_whs|
|Neolithic Flint Mines at Spiennes (Mons)||2000||19.8km||site_whs|
|The Four Lifts on the Canal du Centre and their Environs, La Louvière and Le Roeulx (Hainaut)||1998||31.8km||site_whs|
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