Gallo-Roman Centre

  • recognised tourist attraction
  • Wallonia Quality Destination
  • velo
  • Railway station at 500 m
  • Coach park
    2 parking spots
  • Subject to prior booking: 068/68.13.20 or accueil.egr@ath.be or tickets online.

Three Celtic style river barges are waiting for you at the Espace Gallo-Romain site, they are the only examples of Gallo-Roman boats that have been restored so far in Belgium.

A dug-out canoe and a barge which came from a major archaeological site dating from the 2nd century, one being preserved in a 340 m³ air-conditioned glass case covering two floors, are material witnesses of activities on our rivers and streams in olden times.

A sound video enables you to discover these boats during a journey in time.

The boatman Rufus then accompanies the visitor and tells his story and the Gallo-Romans'.

From floor to floor he brings back to life the landing, the fishermen, the work of the potter, the metal worker and the shoemaker.Discover the past in an enjoying way!
  • Ath, half way between Lille and Brussels.