Gallo-Roman site of Drevant (18)
The town of Drevant, in the Cher, contains the remains of a Gallo-Roman theatre.
The ancient site, partly covered by the modern village of Drevant, extends on the right bank of the river Cher, which flows a hundred metres south of the ancient remains.
Opposite him, on the left bank of the river, several occupations of the Middle Neolithic, the Bronze Age, the first and second Iron Age are recognized on the barred spur of the «Caesar’s Camp». This site has a final murus gallicus and seems abandoned after the Roman conquest in favor of an agglomeration that develops in the valley on the opposite bank.
The ancient theatre is part of the monumental adornment of this Gallo-Roman agglomeration which also includes a sanctuary, two thermal buildings, a residential area and several poorly identified public buildings. Several archaeological operations have focused on these different poles.
From 1999 to 2007, as part of the State/Central Region Plan Contract, planned excavations were undertaken on the performance building, particularly on the stage building and its environment.