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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
504 Port Itius, Port of the Morins Wissant?
505 Epatiacus, Epatiaci, Aepatiaci portus unlocalized North of Boulogne
506 Port Bononiensis, Bononia Boulogne, with ancient lighthouse La Tour d’Ordre or La Tour de Caligula (partly eroded away by the sea in 1644), Roman naval base
507 Gesoriacum portus, Portu Gessoriacensi Anse de Brequerecque, Boulogne, on R Liane
508 Portus Paulo Infra Le Portel
509 Etaples
510 Lintomagus Brimeux
511 Waben, Conchil-le-Temple
512 Roman villa at Port-le-Grand
513 Roman villa at Er, Entre Deux Bois, near Cambron
514 Roman villa at Lisiere du bois de Cise, near Ault
515 Catuslovius, Briga Bois l’Abbe, near Eu
516 Oppidum at Cité des Limes, near Bracquemont
517 La Butte de Nolent, Sainte-Marguerite-sur-Mer
518 Canouville
519 Oppidum at Camp du Canada, near Fecamp
520 Oppidum at Les Fosses de Benouville, near Etretat
521 Caracoticum Harfleur, on R Lezarde
522 Oppidum at Sandouville
523 Oppidum at St Nicolas de la Taille, Tancarville
524 Port of Juliobona Lillebonne
525 Loium Mont Calidu, at Caudebec en Caux
525.1 Fossé Saint-Philibert, at Yainville
525.2 Oppidum at Camp du Catelier, at Saint Pierre de Varengeville, Duclair
525.3 Rotomagus Rouen, on R Seine, Opera metro station, and BA shipwreck on place de la Pucelle
525.4 Aizier
526 Oppidum at Saint Samson de la Roque, on R Risle
527 Blainville sur Orne, on R Dan
527.1 Mondeville
528 Caen, on R Orne
529 Aregenua Vieux, South of Caen
530 Roman fortlet at Tombettes, at Saint Ursin, near Bernieres
531 Oppidum at La Campagne, near Basly
532 Tumulus at Colombiers, on R Seule
533 Roman fortlet at Banville, on R Seule
534 Port-en-Bessin-Huppain
535 Crociatonum, Crouciaconnum Carentan
536 Coriallum, Coriovallum Cherbourg
537 Hague-Dick, Haguedic, long dike from north to south of the peninsula
538 Riduna insula Isle of Alderney, Aurigny
539 Sarmia insula Isle of Guernesey
540 Lisia, Lesia insula La Plaiderie at St Peter Port, Guernesey
541 Barsa insula Isle of Sark?
542 Caesarea,  Andium insula Isle of Jersey
543 Portbail
544 Abrincas, Ingena Avranches, on R See
545 Baguer Pican
546 Saint Meloir des Ondes
547 Oppidum at Pointe du Meinga
548 Reginca, Aletum Aleth near St Malo
549 Boissieres, near Taden, Dinan, on R Rance
550 Erquy
551 Le Legue, Saint Brieuc
552 Lannion and Ploulec’h, on R Leguer
553 Oppidum at Le Yaudet
554 Hogolo, near Locquirec
555 Portus Saliocanus, Staliocane in the bay of Morlaix, Locquenole?
556 Gorre-Bloue, Plouescat
557 Uxantis, Portus Uxentinus, Uxisama insula Cromlech of Pen-ar-Lan, on the Isle of Ouessant, Ushant
558 Gesocribate, Osismis Brest, on R Penfeld, Avienus’ Oestrymnis, Oestriminis in this area?
559 Landerneau, on R Elom
560 Oppidum at Lostmarc’h, Crozon
560.1 Combrit, at the isle of l’Aber, large fish processing factory
560.2 Le Caon, near Telgruc, large fish processing factory
560.3 Pentrez, near Saint Nic, large fish processing factory
560.4 Goulit ar Guer, near Plomodiern, large fish processing factory
560.5 Trefeutec, near Plonevez-Porzay, large fish processing factory
560.6 Kervel, near Plonevez-Porzay, large fish processing factory
560.7 Les Plomarc’h, large fish processing factory, Douarnenez
560.8 Le Ris, large fish processing factory
560.9 Lanevry en Kerlaz, near Ploare, large fish processing factory
561 Is, Ys Oppidum and Roman fort at île Tristan island, large fish processing factory at rue du Guet, Douarnenez
562 Oppidum at Castel Coz, near Beuzec
563 Roman fortlet at Le Castel, near Lesven
564 Neolithic settlement at Cap Sizun
565 Oppidum at Pointe de Castelmeur
566  Sina, Sena insula Isle of Sein
567 Roman fortlet at Penn An Enez, near Brigneoc’h
568 Audierne, on R Goyen, with several Roman fortlets
569 Roman villa at Pont Croix
570 Civitas Aquilonia, Portus Vindana? Oppidum at Locmaria, at Quimper, with several Roman fortlets, and fish processing at Benodet and Kerobistin
571 Roman villa at Le Questel, near Concarneau
572 Oppidum at Kervedan, isle of Groix
573 Portus Vindana, Ouidana Port Louis near Lorient, on R Blavet
574 Blabia Oppidum at Hennebont? on R Blavet, fish processing at Lanester
575 Roman villa at Mane Vechen, near Plouhinec, fish processing at La Falaise, Etel
576  Vindelis, Vindilis insula Isle of Belle-Ile
577  Siata insula Isle of Houat
578 Venetica,  Arica insula Isle of Hoedic?
579 Locmariaquer
580 Darioritum, Benetis Porte Saint Patern, Vannes, capital city of the Venetes
581 Ouidana Limen Moulin de Pencastel
582 Cassiterides islands? islands now inland at Penestin (?)
583 Brivates Portus, Blivida? Batz-Tremondet, near Le Croisic
584 Oppidum at Penchateau, near Le Pouliguen
585 Brivates Portus, Corbilon, Korbilon? Port des Deux Corbeaux? Mean-Penhouet, at St Nazaire, on R Brivet
586 Condevicnum, Portus Namnetum, Port of the Namnetes? Nantes, at the outlet of R Erdre?
587 Ratiatum, port of the Pictons Reze, Chapelle Saint-Lupien, near Trentemoux
588 Port Sicor, Sikor Limen Prigny, Les Moutiers, near Bourgneuf
589 Portus Morinum on Samnitum insula, Hero insula Roman villa at Saint Hilaire, Port de Morin? on the isle of Noirmoutier
589.1 Ampennum Roman villa at Beauvoir sur mer, famous for its oysters, on former peninsula inside the marais Breton
589.2 La Caillaudière, at Pont Habert, near Sallertaine inside the marais Breton
590 Oppidum at Chatelet, with possible port at La Meule, 2.5 km east, on île d’Yeu island
591 Roman villa at Le Grand Essart, near Jard sur Mer
591.1 Le Langon, inside the marais Poitevin
592 Roman villa at Les Minimes, near La Rochelle
593 Santonon Limen, Port des Santons Fouras? former island near Saintes, Santonon Limen also possibly at Tauniacum
593.1 Muro Muron
593.2 Tauniacum, port of Mediolanum, Santonon Limen? on R Carantonus Tonnay-Charente, port of Saintes, on R Charentes
593.3 Roman villa at Le Chatelet, near Saint Agnant, on marais de Brouage, and several other villae between this one and Port des Barques
594 Roman villa at Pepiron, near Mauzac, and several other villae on the ridge north of R Seudre
594.1 Roman camp at Toulon, west of Tour de Pirelonge, near Saujon on R Seudre
595 Novioregum Le Fa, near Barzan
595.1 Vil Mortagne
596 Blauto, Blavia Santorum Blaye
597 Blacciarum Roman villa at Plassac
598 Burgus Roman villa at Gogues, near Bourg
599 Burdigala, on R Garumna, inner port Bordeaux, Porte Navigere, at the outlet of R Deveze, rue de la Devise
600 Burdigala, on R Garumna, outer port Bordeaux, Place de la Bourse, on R Garonne
601 Roman villa at Pauillac
601.1 Noviomagus? Brion, in Marais de Reysson at Saint Germain d’Esteuil
602 Roman villa at Bois Carre, near Tour Castillon
603 Dumnitonus Roman villa at Le Verdon sur Mer
604 Roman villa at Andernos les Bains
605 Boii Lamothe
606 Losa Louse
607 Segosa Saint Paul en Born, near Mimizan
608 Mosconnum Mixe
609 Lapurdum, Lapurdunum, Lapurdo, Baiona Bayonne, on R Adour
610 Guethary, fish processing unit
611 Cervaria Cerbere
612 Portus Veneris, Venus Port-Vendres, with shipwreck at Cap Gros
613 Caucholiberi Collioure, with shipwreck at l’Anse des Reguers, near Les Batteries
614 Illiberis, Castrum Helenae Latour-Bas-Elne near St Cyprien
615 Ruscino Castel Rossello
616 Salsulae Fons Salses le Château
617 Leuxos Leucate
618 Sainte Jeanne, near Port La Nouvelle
619 L’Aute, Caussagues, near Sigean
620 Castel-Illet, Moulin, near Peyriac de Mer
621 Narbo-Martius Narbonne? Possibly at La Mediatheque, Saint Loup Ouest
622 Lac de Capelles, not a port but exceptional fish pond, on the Etang de Bages
623 Jetty of Port La Nautique, on the Etang de Bages
624 Mandirac training walls, Le Castelou, on the Etang de Bages
625 Kauco Lac de Cauquenes, possibly used only for the quarry on the isle of Sainte Lucie, near Port La Nouvelle
626 St Martin le bas, near Gruissan
627 Tintaine, near Gruissan
628 La Boede, L’Oustalet, near Fleury
629 Agatha Agde, La Perle Noire, river port
630 Embonne Cap d’Agde
631 Mesua Meze
632 Roman villa at Loupian
633 Polygium, Pozigium Bouzigues
634 Balaruc les Bains
635 Le Barrou
636 Setius Sete
637 Magalona Maguelone
638 Lattara, Latera Lattes, with ancient lighthouse
639 Portus Mas Desports
639.1 Q’Uella, Rhodanusia? Rhode? Le Cailar, Caylar
640 Psalmodi
640.1 Aigues Mortes, Le Grau du Roi, Le Grau de la Chevre
640.2 Anglas, Anglars, Roman villa?
641 Rhodanusia? Rhode? L’Argentiere at Espeyran
642 Saintes-Maries-de-la-Mer (also called Artemis because the saintes in question came from Ephesus where godin Artemis is worshiped) maritime port of Arles, now submerged offshore
643 Les Combettes
644 Le Carrelet
645 Mas de Cabassolle
646 Arelate, Arelas, Theline Arles
647 Mas de la Capeliere
648 Le Grand Parc, near Tour du Valat
649 Ulmet
650 Gradus Massilitanorum, Grau des Marseillais ancient outlet of R Rhone near Salin de Giraud, supposed to be at about 18 nautical miles from Arelates on the ancient Rhone d’Ulmet branch
651 a landmark for seafarers La Roque d’Odor
652 Marius’ canal, Fossa Mariana, Fossae Marianae, Fosses Mariannes Canal connecting Fos to R Rhone, not yet precisely located
653 Roman villa at Castellan, near Istres
654 Ugium, Mastramela? Herakleia?? Saint Blaise (St Mitre les Remparts) on the “Ancien canal de Martigues”
655 Castillon, near Port de Bouc
656 Statio Fossae Marianae? Near Stomalimne Fos marina, Anse St Gervais near Fos and etang de l’Estomac
657 this is not Heracleia Pointe de Vella, near necropolis and Roman villa of pointe de la Baumasse
658 Astromela, Mastramela Martigues, Quai Brescon on the island
659 Maritima Avaticorum, Maritima Civitas Colonia? Tholon, near Martigues
660 Dilis? Port des Laurons, submerged breakwater, near villa maritima of Semenes
661 Dilis? Port des Laurons, submerged quay, near villa maritima of Semenes
662 Dilis? Quarry at La Couronne Vieille
663 Tamaris
664 Sausset les Pins
665 Incaro Carry le Rouet
666 Massalia Graecorum, Lacydon Marseille, Vieux Port, place Jules Verne & place Villeneuve-Bargemon (see also nearby Musee des docks: Dolia warehouse)
667 Massalia Graecorum, Lacydon Marseille, Vieux Port, quays of the Corne du port antique
668 Calanque de l’ane, Pomegues (isles of Frioul)
669 Madrague de Montredon
670 Inmandras, Immandras Isle of Maïre: Port des Goudes, on the North side of Cap Croisette
671 Inmandras, Immandras Isle of Maïre: Callelongue, on the South side of Cap Croisette
672 Aemines, Hemines, Mines Sormiou, or Port Miou?
673 Calanque d’En-vau
674 Portus Milus Port Miou, Roman quarry
675 Carsicis Cassis
676 Citharista, Kitharistes, Zao La Ciotat, Ceyreste
677 Roman villa at Les Lecques, near St Cyr sur Mer
678 Mont-Garou, near Sanary
679 Tauroeis, Taurento, Tauroentum Le Brusc, Six Fours
680 Port St Pierre on Iles des Embiez
681 Baie du Lazaret
682 Telone Martio, Telo Martius Toulon
683 Olbia, Pomponiana L’Almanarre near Hyeres
684 Madrague de Giens
685 La Tour Fondue on the peninsula of Giens
686 Stoechadis, Stoechades, Stechades insulae: Prote, Mese, Hypaea Hyeres, islands: Isles of Porquerolles, of Port-Cros, of Levant
687 Pomponiana? Roman villa on Place d’Armes, Porquerolles village
688 Pointe du Lequin, plage Notre Dame (Porquerolles)
689 Pointe de La Galere (Porquerolles)
690 Anse du Breganconnet (Porquerolles)
691 Anse de La Palud (Port-Cros)
692 Petit Avis (Levant)
693 Pergantion Beach of Bregancon
694 Alconis Cavaliere
695 Pointe du Dattier (Cap Cavalaire)
696 Heraclia Caccabaria Cavalaire. Pliny, Hist Nat, 3, 5 mentions a Heraclee at the outlet of R Rhone, but the pointe Cavalaire is now generally accepted
697 Villa romana of Pardigon (Cavalaire & Croix Valmer)
698 bay of Bon-Porte (Ramatuelle)
699 Bay of Pampelone
700 Athenopolis St Tropez
701 Sinus Sambracitanus plagia Beach of the Golfe de St Tropez
702 Lagune de Villepey, St Aygulf
703 Les Escaravatiers, near Puget sur Argens
704 Forum Julii, Forum Julium Roman naval base at Frejus 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 Raphael
705 Portus Oxybiorum, Oxybius Agay, East of St Raphael
706 Ad Horrea St Cassien, near Mandelieu
707 Vergoanum, on Lero insula Roman villa on the Isle of Ste Marguerite in the isles of Lerins, with ancient lighthouse of la Tour Ste Anne at the NW end of the island
708 Lerina, Planasia insula Roman villa on the Isle of St Honorat in the isles of Lerins
709 Bas-Lauvert, probable export site of garum (Antibes les Pins)
710 Plage de La Garoupe, probable shelter (Cap d’Antibes)
711 Antipolis, Antion Antibes, in the Anse Saint Roch near the Fort Carre. The entrance to the ancient port was near the peninsula of the Fort Carre.
712 Vaugrenier shingle beach near Villeneuve Loubet, on via Julia Augusta, between outlets of R Brague and R Loup
713 Nicaea, Nikaïa, Nicia plagia Anse Saint Lambert, between the Pointe Rauba Capeu and the Ponchettes shingle beach of Nice
714 Olivula portus Villefranche
715 Anaone Beaulieu sur Mer
716 Avisione, Avisio Eze
717 Hercle Manico, Port Heracles, 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
718 Lumo Roquebrune Cap Martin