The permanent collections of the Henri Prades Archaeology museum chronicle the everyday life of the former inhabitants of ancient Lattara known as the Lattarenses.
Stories that span seven centuries of ancient history
The visit takes you on a voyage to the heart of the Port city, underlining the important role it played as a commercial hub, first with the Etruscan community and then with the Greeks from Massalia (Marseille). The circumstances surrounding the founding of Lattara, around 500 BC, are presented in light of recent discoveries and the modernisation, about 1 km from this city, of one of the largest Gallic agglomerations in the south of France, Cougourlude. It was not until the beginning of the Roman Empire that the sovereignty of the Phocaean city over Lattara ended and the port city then became an oppidum latinum of the city of Nîmes, a colony under Latin law.
Site archéologique Lattara – Musée Henri Prades (Archaeological Site)
390, route de Pérols
34970 Lattes 04 99 54 78 20
Permanent Exhibition :
- Full price : €4
- Reduced price / Métropole Montpellier Pass : €2.50
For the temporary Exhibitions :
- Full price : €5
- Reduced price/ Métropole Montpellier Pass : €3
- Under 18 years old
- The first Sunday of the month
- Monday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday: 10am-12pm and 1:30pm-5:30pm
- Saturday, Sunday : 2pm-6pm (1 November – 31 March) or 2pm:7pm (1 April – 31 October)
- Closed on Tuesdays
Closed annually: 1 January, 1 May, 14 July, 15 August, 1 November and 25 December.
- By car : motorway A709, take exit 30 « Montpellier Sud » or exit 31 « Montpellier Ouest », follow the signs for ²LATTES² then head towards the « Site archéologique Lattara – musée Henri Prades ».
- By tramway, the terminus of Line 3, « Lattes Centre ». For more information visit the TAM website (Montpellier Méditerranée Métropole).
- By cycle : cycle paths between Montpellier, Palavas and Pérols.