in Saint-Paulien

Musee gallo romain Michel Pomarat

The Pomarat museum, located in the former Chapel of the Pénitents in Saint-Paulien, reveals the wealth of the ancient Gallo-Roman capital of Velay. Suitable for families, it offers a fun journey through time through the eyes of an archaeologist.
The discovery of the remains from the soil of the ancient capital of the Vellaves people and the collections is followed by a visit to the city.
Saint-Paulien has gone through the ages, known many metamorphoses.
From the Gallic oppidum to the medieval town, via the Gallo-Roman capital of Velay, the Pomarat museum offers you a journey through time through the eyes of an archaeologist who deciphers the remains of the city for you.
The museum becomes a construction site, a place of wasteland, treasures, maps and excavations.
Very old objects were dug out of the ground: a mosaic, amphorae, tools, stones and jewelry. These are our clues. Let the investigation begin. In July and August, from 10 a.m. to 12 p.m. and from 15 p.m. to 17 p.m., last admission 1 hour before closing. Out of season, consult the Saint-Paulien town hall.
Further information) :
Audioguided visit. Duration: 45 minutes to 1h30.
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To see: Saint-Georges collegiate church
(built in 3 campaigns from the XNUMXth to the XNUMXth century). In the absence of a feudal castle, the church played a military role in the city. Three painted works relating the life of St. George, first bishop of Velay, are part of the furniture to see…

We speak French


  • History
  • Arts and culture


Average duration of the individual visit: 60 min.
Average duration of the group visit: 60 min.
Minimum group size: 10 people

Language(s) of the visit


Audio guide language(s)


Individual visit services

  • Unguided individual tours on request
  • Guided individual tours on request

Group visit services

  • Unguided group visits on request
  • Guided group tours on request


Opening hours from July 01 to August 31, 2024
Summer season: July -> August, from 10 a.m. to 12 p.m. and from 14:30 p.m. to 16:30 p.m. from Tuesday to Friday,

Last admission 1 hour before closing
Out of season: consult the Town Hall
Tel: +04 71 00 40 88


over 18 years old: 4€
from 12 to 18 years old: 2€
under 12 years old: free
group of more than 10 people: €3/person + 1 free guide
Free for children under: 12 years old



  • Guided tours

Activities on site

  • Permanent exhibition

Linked offers

On the spot…


rue de la Chapelle des Pénitents
43350 Saint-Paulien
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