The Departmental Archaeology Museum in Saint-Bertrand-de-Comminges was created in 1985 by the General Council of the Haute-Garonne. It is home to a collection of artefacts that were found on the archaeological digs at Lugdunum the county seat of Convènes (today called Comminges) since 1920. Its mission is to promote and encourage archaeological study.
Amongst the notable pieces : the Augustine trophy an exquisite ensemble of marble sculptures discovered in 1926 and a rich collection of votive altars.
The research and conservation departments of the museum are located in the upper town in a building that was formerly the police station and has been completely renovated and classified as a National Monument.
Musée archéologique départemental (Archaeology)
Bâtiment de l'ancienne Gendarmerie
31510 Saint-Bertrand-de-Comminges 05 61 88 31 79
- Free entry
- From May to September : from Tuesday to Saturday : 10am:1pm and 2pm:6pm
- Closed on Mondays, Sundays and holidays (except on Journées Européennes de l’Archéologie and Journées Européennes du Patrimoine)
Groups : by reservation all the year
- October – April : please contact us to know opening times
Research and Conservation :
- from Monday through Friday by reservation : 9am:12.30pm 2pm-4.30pm
- A64 exit 17 direction LERIDA – LUCHON
at the roundabout dir° LERIDA – LUCHON N125
right at traffic light dir° LABROQUERE D825
right after the bridge dir° ST. BERTRAND-VALCABRERE D26
- Train station:MONTREJEAU-GOURDAN-POLIGNAN 8,5km