Sites & cities that bear the name of Mérignac


Today in : France
First trace of activity : ca. 1st century C.E
Last trace of activity : today
Recorded names : Mairinaco, Matriniacus

Description : Mérignac is a commune in the Gironde department in Nouvelle-Aquitaine in southwestern France. If archaeological excavations attest to a human presence between 2000 and 1500 BC. AD , the creation of the city seems to date back to the time of the Roman occupation of Gaul 11 . The domain of a villa rustica Gallo-Roman of the i st century Matriniacus centered at the current location of the old Romanesque church, have gradually evolved into town around the stream of Devèze underground today. Among other things, gravel viticulture was already practiced there , and the larger stream served as a transport route to the mouth.

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