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Oppidum Saint Vincent
Oppidum Saint Vincent - Gaujac The Oppidum (a fortified site on an elevated location) of Gaujac is situated at the top of the hill of Saint Vincent (alt. 270m). It overlooks a vast plain in which the Tave and the Veyre Rivers meet.
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Oppidum Saint Vincent

Oppidum Saint Vincent
Towards the end of the 6th century B.C., a small number of men came to settle on this hill.
In 425 B.C., a large population arrived and built the Oppidum and the surrounding wall. The place was abandoned in the 4th century B.C.
Some objects attest to the presence of humans here in the 3rd and 2nd centuries B.C.: pottery fragments and blocks of dressed stone.
In the 80's and 70's B.C., the population began to grow. The town was important to local commerce. The defences were reinforced by the construction of a tower to the north of the western gate. Towards the end of the 40's B.C., the town became an administrative center. Several monuments were successively erected.

In the 5th century, the town served as a refuge for those populations that were fleeing from the Visigoths. In the 12th century, a small village was established.
The last inhabitants appear to have been stone-cutters.
Oppidum Saint Vincent
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