"An oppidum, in ancient times designated a kind of citadel, a fortified natural eminence and therefore suitable for defense."
"Among the oppida established in Ligurian Provence is the very strategic one of Saint-Marcel. The site of the Baous de Saint-Marcel plateau covers three hectares at an altitude of 167 meters: it occupies a platform protected by steep cliffs on the south and west sides, while on the north side the land slopes sharply. The oppidum was built like a real fortified village. The dwellings were built next to each other. The floors were made of pebbles bound with clay, and the streets were very...