La Villa, Archeological Centre

Opened in 2014 in Dehlingen, La Villa is no ordinary museum. Designed as a modern cultural venue open to all, it is conceived as an invitation to discover the heritage of Alsace Bossue through an interactive tour. Nestled in the heart of the Grand Est region (France), the exhibition is housed in an exceptional building that combines a 17th century dwelling with a contemporary extension made of adobe, an age-old earth construction technique. The scenographic spaces introduce you to archaeology, based on the work carried out at the archaeological site of the Gurtelbach villa, to help you discover what this discipline can teach us about the past in the Gallo-Roman countryside.

Based on the excavations carried out at Gurtelbach, an archaeological site located on the outskirts of the village, the museum's exhibition invites you to discover the history of this quiet farm in north-eastern Gaul... which hid many secrets! Young and old alike, follow the path of the archaeologists to understand their work, study the clues and reconstruct the past to understand the future.

Each season, thematic workshops are initiated, unusual visits are devised, and conferences on themes related to heritage and archaeology are organised to allow visitors to explore in greater depth this extraordinary tool that is La Villa. This programme is often an opportunity to work with local partners such as the Grange aux Paysages, an environmental education centre based in Lorentzen.

5 rue de l'Eglise
67430 Dehlingen

03 88 01 84 60

Visit La Villa, Archeological Centre


In the heart of the town of Dehlingen, come and discover an interactive place, open to all, which invites you to discover a heritage and a territory! In an original building that combines a 17th century dwelling with a contemporary adobe extension, you can touch, taste and experience archaeology by conducting a real investigation! The Villa offers numerous workshops, tours, unusual visits, guided tours or storytelling, temporary exhibitions open to artists and local partners, shows, film screenings, conferences...

All areas are accessible to visitors with motor disabilities or reduced mobility. Loan services: wheelchair, folding cane-seat. The permanent exhibition, which explains the various facets of the profession of archaeologist and evokes life in Roman times, is the central point of this heritage interpretation centre. However, the four interpretation trails through the meadows and orchards are just as important. They lead you to the remains of the Gallo-Roman villa discovered in the 19th century and to an experimental garden, a gourmet evocation of the period.

Horaires d'ouverture

The Villa is open :

February and April: Wednesdays during the school holidays from 2pm to 5pm 

May and June: Wednesdays and Sundays from 2pm to 5pm

July and August: Tuesday to Sunday except Saturday from 2pm to 5.30pm

September: Saturday 16th and Sunday 17th from 2pm to 5.30pm

Public price
Adult : €5.00
Kid : Free
Price with the pass
Adult : Free
Kid : Free


  • The exhibition space is equipped with a lift allowing free access and movement for people with reduced mobility throughout the building.

Access conditions

  • A TER train line Strasbourg/Sarreguemines/Sarrebruck stops in Diemeringen, 6 km from Dehlingen.

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