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Ancient port mentioned by ancient author(s)

Ancient port mentioned by modern author(s) only

Potential ancient harbour, from a nautical point of view

Nb Ancient name Modern name
237 Port Itius, Port of the Morins Wissant
238 Epatiacus, Epatiaci, Aepatiaci portus unlocalized North of Boulogne
239 Port Bononiensis, Bononia, with ancient lighthouses of La Tour d’Ordre and La Tour de Caligula (both eroded away by the sea) Boulogne
240 Gesoriacum Portus, Portu Gessoriacensi Boulogne
241 Portus Paulo Infra Le Portel
242 Etaples
243 Lintomagus Brimeux
243.1 Conchil-le-Temple
243.2 Roman villa at Port-le-Grand
243.3 Roman villa at Er, Entre Deux Bois, near Cambron
243.4 Roman villa at Lisière du bois de Cise, near Ault
244 Catuslovius, Briga Bois l’Abbé, near Eu
244.1 Bracquemont
244.2 La Butte de Nolent, Sainte-Marguerite-sur-Mer
244.3 Canouville
244.4 Camp du Canada, near Fecamp
244.5 Les Fossés de Bénouville, near Etretat
245 Port Cruciatonnon, Caracotinum Carentan, Harfleur
245.1 Sandouville
245.2 St Nicolas de la Taille
246 Port of Juliobona Lillebonne
247 Loium Caudebec en Caux
247.1 Saint Samson de la Roque
247.2 Mondeville
247.3 Caen
248 Aregenua Vieux, South of Caen
248.1 Port-en-Bessin-Huppain
249 Crociatonum, Crouciaconnum Carentan
250 Coriallum, Coriovallum Cherbourg
251 Riduna insula Isle of Alderney, Aurigny
252 Sarmia insula Isle of Guernesey
253 Lisia, Lesia insula La Plaiderie at St Peter Port, Guernesey
254 Barsa insula Isle of Sark ?
255 Caesarea,  Andium insula Isle of Jersey
256 Portbail
257 Abrincas, Ingena Avranches
257.1 Baguer Pican
258 St Méloir des Ondes
258.1 Pointe du Meinga
259 Reginca, Aletum Aleth near St Malo
260 Boissières, near Taden
261 Erquy
262 St Brieuc
263 Lannion and Ploulec’h
263.1 Le Yaudet
263.2 Hogolo, near Plestin les Grèves
264 Port Saliocanus, Staliocane in the bay of Morlaix
264.1 Gorré-Bloué, Plouescat
265 Uxantis, Portus Uxentinus, Uxisama insula Cromlech of Pen-ar-Lan, on the Isle of Ouessant, Ushant
266 Gesocribate, Osismis Brest
266.1 Landerneau
266.2 Lostmarc’h, Crozon
266.3 Castel Coz
266.4 Castel Meur
267 Sina, Sena insula Isle of Sein
267.1 Roman villa at Pont Croix
267.2 Quimper
267.3 Roman villa at Le Questel, near Concarneau
267.4 Kervedan, isle of Groix
268 Port Vindana, Ouidana Port Louis near Lorient
269 Blabia Hennebont? on R Blavet
270 Vindilis insula Isle of Belle-Ile
271 Siata insula Isle of Houat
272 Venetica, Arica insula Isle of Hoëdic?
273 Locmariaquer
273.1 Darioritum, Benetis Vannes, capital city of the Vénètes
273.2 Ouidana Limen Moulin de Pencastel
274 Cassiterides islands? islands now inland at Penestin (?)
275 Port Brivates, Blivida? Batz-Trémondet
275.1 Penchateau, near Le Pouliguen
276 Corbilon, Korbilon St Nazaire
277 Port des Deux Corbeaux on the estuary of R Loire
278 Portus Namnetum, Port of the Namnètes Nantes, at the outlet of R Erdre?
279 Ratiatum, port of the Pictons Rezé, Chapelle Saint-Lupien
280 Port Sicor, Sikor Limen Prigny, near Bourgneuf
281 Portus Morinum Roman villa at Saint Hilaire, Port de Morin? on the isle of Noirmoutier
281.1 Roman villa at Le Grand Essart, near Jard sur Mer
281.2 Roman villa at Les Minimes, near La Rochelle
282 Santonon Limen, Port des Santons Fouras, near Saintes
282.1 Roman villa at Pépiron, near Mauzac
283 Novioregum Le Fa, near Barzan
284 Blauto, Blavia Santorum Blaye
284.1 Roman villa at Plassac
284.2 Roman villa at Gogues, near Bourg
285 Burdigala Bordeaux, Porte Navigère, at the outlet of R Devèze, rue de la Devise
286 R Garumna R Garonne barely navigable
286.1 Roman villa at Pauillac
286.2 Roman villa at Bois Carre
286.3 Dumnitonus Roman villa at Le Verdon sur Mer
286.4 Roman villa at Andernos les Bains
286.5 Boii Lamothe
286.6 Losa Louse
286.7 Segosa Saint Paul en Born, near Mimizan
286.8 Mosconnum Mixe
287 Lapurdum, Lapurdunum, Lapurdo, Baiona Bayonne
287.1 Guéthary, fish processing unit
288 Cervaria Cerbère
289 Portus Veneris, Venus Port-Vendres
289.1 Caucholiberi Collioure
290 Illiberis, Castrum Helenae Latour-Bas-Elne near St Cyprien
291 Ruscino Castel Rossello
292 Leuxos Leucate
293 Sainte Jeanne, near Port La Nouvelle
294 Caussagues, near Sigean
295 Narbo-Martius Narbonne? Possibly at Saint Loup Ouest?
296 Lac de Capelles, not a port but exceptional fish pond, on the Etang de Bages
297 Jetty of Port La Nautique, on the Etang de Bages
298 Mandirac training walls, Le Castelou on the Etang de Bages
299 Kauco Lac de Cauquènes, possibly used only for the quarry on the isle of Sainte Lucie, near Port La Nouvelle
300 St Martin le bas, near Gruissan
301 Tintaine, near Gruissan
301.1 La Boède, L’Oustalet, near Fleury
302 Agatha Agde, La Perle Noire, river port
303 Embonne Cap d’Agde
304 Mesua Mèze
305 Polygium, Pozigium Bouzigues
305.1 Balaruc les Bains
305.2 Le Barrou
306 Setius Sète
307 Magalona Maguelone
308 Lattara, Latera and its ancient lighthouse Lattes
308.1 Portus Mas Desports
308.2 Psalmodi
308.3 Rhodanusia? L’Argentiere at Espeyran
309 Saintes-Maries-de-la-Mer (also called Artémis because the saintes in question came from Ephesus where godin Artemis is worshiped) maritime port of Arles, now submerged offshore
309.1 Les Combettes
309.2 Le Carrelet
309.3 Mas de Cabassolle
310 Arelate, Arelas Arles
310.1 Mas de la Capelière
310.2 Le Grand Parc, near Tour du Valat
310.3 Ulmet
311 Gradus Massilitanorum, Grau des Marseillais ancient outlet of R Rhône near Salin de Giraud, supposed to be at about 18 nautical miles from Arelate
311.1 Nearshore islet used as a landmark for seafarers La Roque d’Odor
312 Marius’ canal, Fossa Mariana, Fossae Marianae, Fosses Mariannes Canal connecting Fos to R Rhône
312.1 Roman villa at Castellan, near Istres
312.2 Ugium, Herakleia?? Saint Blaise (St Mitre les Remparts) on the “Ancien canal de Martigues”
312.3 Castillon, near Port de Bouc
312.4 Statio Fossae Marianae? Near Stomalimne Fos marina, Anse St Gervais near Fos and Étang de l’Estomac
312.5 this is not Herakleia Roman villa of pointe de la Baumasse, 350 m North of pointe de Vella necropolis
313.1 Astromela, Mastramela Martigues, Quai Brescon on the island
313.2 Maritima Avaticorum, Maritima Civitas Colonia? Tholon, near Martigues
314.1  Dilis? Port des Laurons, submerged breakwater, near villa maritima of Sémènes
314.2  Dilis? Port des Laurons, submerged quay, near villa maritima of Sémènes
315 Dilis? quarry at La Couronne Vieille
316 Sausset les Pins
317 Incaro Carry le Rouet
318 Massalia Graecorum, Lacydon Marseille, Vieux Port, place Jules Verne & place Villeneuve-Bargemon (see also nearby Musée des docks: Dolia warehouse)
319 Massalia Graecorum, Lacydon Marseille, Vieux Port, quays of the Corne du port antique
320 Calanque de l’Âne, Pomègues (isles of Frioul)
321 Madrague de Montredon
322 Inmandras, Immandras Isle of Maïre: Port des Goudes, on the North side of Cap Croisette
323 Inmandras, Immandras Isle of Maïre: Callelongue, on the South side of Cap Croisette
324 Aemines, Hemines, Mines Sormiou, or Port Miou?
324.1 Calanque d’En-vau
325 Portus Milus Port Miou
326 Carsicis Cassis
327 Citharista, Kitharistès, Zao La Ciotat, Ceyreste
328 Roman villa at Les Lecques, near St Cyr sur Mer
328.1 Mont-Garou, near Sanary
329 Tauroeis, Taurento, Tauroentum Le Brusc, Six Fours
329.1 Port St Pierre on Iles des Embiez
329.2 Baie du Lazaret
330 Telone Martio, Telo Martius Toulon
331 Olbia, Pomponiana L’Almanarre near Hyères
332 Madrague de Giens
333 La Tour Fondue on the peninsula of Giens
334 Stoechadis, Stoechades, Stechades insulae: Prote, Mese, Hypaea Hyeres, islands: Isles of Porquerolles, of Port-Cros, of Levant
334.1 Pomponiana? Roman villa on Place d’Armes, Porquerolles village
335 Pointe du Lequin, plage Notre Dame (Porquerolles)
336 Pointe de La Galère (Porquerolles)
336.1 Anse du Brégançonnet (Porquerolles)
337 Anse de La Palud (Port-Cros)
337.1 Petit Avis (Levant)
338 Pergantion Beach of Brégançon
339 Alconis Cavalière
340 Pointe du Dattier (Cap Cavalaire)
341 Heraclia Caccabaria Cavalaire. Plini, Hist Nat, 3, 5 mentions a Héraclée at the outlet of R Rhône, but the pointe Cavalaire is now generally accepted
342 Villa romana of Pardigon (Cavalaire & Croix Valmer)
343 bay of Bon-Porte (Ramatuelle)
344 Bay of Pampelone
345 Athenopolis St Tropez
346 Sinus Sambracitanus plagia Beach of the Golfe de St Tropez
346.1 Lagune de Villepey, St Aygulf
346.2 Les Escaravatiers, near Puget sur Argens
347 Forum Julii, Forum Julium, with four lighthouses: the Lanterne d’Auguste, the Butte St Antoine, the Monument aux Tritons and the Lion de Mer islet in front of St Raphaël Fréjus
348 Portus Oxybiorum, Oxybius Agay, East of St Raphaël
348.1 Ad Horrea St Cassien, near Mandelieu
349 Vergoanum, on Lero insula, with ancient lighthouse Isle of Ste Marguerite in the isles of Lérins with ancient lighthouse of la Tour Ste Anne at the NW end of the island
350 Lerina, Planasia insula Isle of St Honorat in the isles of Lérins
351 Bas-Lauvert, probable export site of Garum (Antibes les Pins)
352 Plage de La Garoupe, probable shelter (Cap d’Antibes)
353 Antipolis, Antion Antibes, in the Anse Saint Roch near the Fort Carré. The entrance to the ancient port was near the peninsula of the Fort Carré.
354 Etang de Vaugrenier, possible ancient port
355 Nicaea, Nikaïa, Nicia plagia beach of Nice
356 Olivula Portus Villefranche
357 Anaone Beaulieu sur Mer
358 Avisione, Avisio Eze
359 Hercle Manico, Port Heraclès, Portus Herculis Monoeci, Port d’Hercules Monoecus, Monoecus, Monoeque, Monoïkos Monaco. Unlike other authors, Ptolemy distinguishes « Herculis Portus » and « Monoeci Portus » East of Nice, and puts around 35 km between both of them
359.1 Lumo Roquebrune Cap Martin