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Welcome to our study centre which is focussed on researching the history of the Visigoths, especially their presence in southern France in the regions of Aquitaine and Languedoc-Roussillon. The latter was named "Septimanie" in Visigothic times - a name still used occasionally today.
Because of their academic linguistic definition as "Germanic", the Visigoths have been confused with the barbarian tribes that overran and ruined the wonderful Roman Empire. But they weren't barbarians and Roman Empire wasn't all that wonderful either!
The Visigoths have been continually misunderstood and badly judged. We have uncovered much hidden history about these formidable and amazing people and would like to "put the record straight."
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This eagle cloak-pin was sold for millions of Francs at Sotheby's in Geneva.
We have adopted it as our logo.
August 2011 Has the Visigothic Treasure been found at Rennes-le-Chateau? click here
28th March 2011 Visigothic History of Narbonne, Part 2
14th February 2011 Visigothic History of Narbonne Part 1
22nd December St. Martin des Puits, unknown Visigothic chapel. See "Various Visits."
20th December Are you a Visigoth? moved, now under Visigothic Character
19th December a Volcano Video - under Visgothic Holy Grail
12th December Montagne d'Alaric and Dolmens
8th December 2010 A Brief History of the Visigoths - orientate yourself!
3rd December 2010 Baziège near Toulouse. Under "Various Visits."