Temple de Janus, Autun

4.0
Landmark · Tourist Spot
The "Temple of Janus" is a Romano-Celtic religious structure located in Autun, Saône-et-Loire, France, to the North-West of the ancient city of Augustodunum.

The temple lies in the center of a vast sanctuary, whose extent and complexity was revealed by excavations conducted between 2013 and 2016. The site's history dates back to Neolithic times and underwent an important phase of monumental construction in the 1st century CE. The temple was abandoned at the onset of the Early Middle Ages, and its structures were later reused in the fashioning of a Medieval defensive work. The temple has retained two sides of its square cella at a height of over 20 meters, as well as vestiges of its ambulatory and side structure foundations. The temple's supposed dedication to the Roman god Janus is not based on any archaeological or historic fact, and the deity that was venerated in the temple is unknown.

The Temple of Janus was included on the first list of protected historical French monuments, established in 1840.
Add Temple de Janus and other attractions to your Autun trip itinerary using our Autun day trip website.
Source
Create an itinerary including Temple de Janus
© OpenMapTiles © OpenStreetMap contributors

Temple de Janus reviews

Rate this attraction
TripAdvisor traveler rating
TripAdvisor traveler rating 4.0
155 reviews
Google
4.3
TripAdvisor
  • On a short walk around Autun and found this interesting ancient ruin. It is almost lost on it's own down a track. Shame not enough information on it.  more »
  • Visit this Roman treasure before it definetly falls apart ... Autun is wellknown for its Roman heritage and it would be clever for the city to take care of its valuable tourist attractions... in...  more »
Google
  • Often walking from Autun city center to the JANUS temple, very quite and beautiful place and many many tourists visiting that particular historical monument.
  • Impressive size but little info

Plan your trip to Autun

  • Get a personalized plan

    A complete day by day itinerary
    based on your preferences
  • Customize it

    Refine your plan. We'll find the
    best routes and schedules
  • Book it

    Choose from the best hotels
    and activities. Up to 50% off
  • Manage it

    Everything in one place.
    Everyone on the same page.

Popular things to do in Autun

See all ›
4.3
Duration: 1h 30 min
4.4
Duration: 1h 30 min
5.0
Duration: 1h 30 min
4.9
Duration: 1h 30 min

Side trips from Autun

4.5
Duration: 8 hours
4.7
Duration: 2 hours
4.2
Duration: 4 hours
3.6
Duration: 1h 30 min

Hidden gems in Autun

3.7
Duration: 1h 30 min
4.2
Duration: 1h 30 min
4.1
Duration: 1h 30 min
4.8
Duration: 1h 30 min

Nearby attractions in Autun

3.8
Duration: 1h 30 min
5.0
Duration: 2 hours
3.5
Duration: 1h 30 min
4.8
Duration: 30 minutes

Museums in Autun

4.0
Duration: 1h 30 min
3.5
Duration: 1h 30 min

Outdoors in Autun

4.4
Duration: 1h 30 min
5.0
Duration: 2 hours
4.0
Duration: 1h 30 min
4.3
Duration: 2h 30 min
4.4
Duration: 1h 30 min