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Roman Gaul's territory includes approximately today's France, Belgium, Luxembourg, the german left bank of the Rhine, the south of Netherlands and part of Switzerland.
Beyond these borders which were protected by the Limes wall, are the territories of the Germans, never conquered.
On the other side of the Channel, Britanny (now England, Wales and southern Scotland), also conquered by Julius Caesar after Gaul (from 55 BC), that another wall separates from Scotland: Hadrian's Wall built in 122 AD, and sixty more miles in the north, one more wall built by his adopted son Antonin about 140 AD.

During the first four centuries AD, Gaul was urbanizing under the influence of the Roman administration. It was covered with military camps and cities, roads, bridges and aqueducts. The Romans already loved today's hydrothermal cities, were ancient roman baths still exist. In short, many remains are still visible. The map below presents them shortly. For more details on each of the archaeological sites and museum collections, also see our section Museums.

Move the mouse over the green dots of this map for some information on each site.

You can also download here a list of 160 Gallo-Roman sites in France, sorted by district (french departements).