Canton of Mèze, Hérault, France.
A large and luxurious Gallo-Roman dwelling situated
at the locality of Les Prés Bas near the N bank of the
Étang de Thau and about 1 km S of the Via Domitiana.
Current excavations have uncovered five rooms completely and four others partially. Almost all these rooms
have polychrome mosaic pavements in geometric and
storied design; they are very late and laid above more
sober Early Empire mosaic floors. This sumptuous villa
was mainly occupied in the Late Empire, in the 4th and
5th c. A.D. The architectural remains are protected and
22 (1964) 493I
27 (1969) 395; 31(1973) 494-95I