Located in the Rhone delta, this Colline which dates from the secondary era (néocomien - 70 million years) has a surface of approximately 6.000 hectares, of which the 2/3 are covered with pines of Alep. A quarter approximately is on the commune of Barbentane but it is on the commune of Boulbon that its culminating point is which throws its top with 167 meters of altitude to the “Mount of Raous”, approximately 800 meters in the west of the abbey of Saint-Michel-with-Frigolet.
On its part is, in the commune of Graveson, with the short-nap cloth of the railway line, is the oppidum Castling. This installation, which dates from the 6th century before JC, remains remarkable by its seniority. With the foot of this rocky outcrop have recently found many traces of old occupations as well as a cemetery lengthily used. It is probable that Montagnette was used as camping to the 10.000 legionaries of the General Romain Marius which awaited firm footing the descent of Cimbes and of Teutons who moved towards Rome in the year 105 av. J. - C.. But quite front him, the Carthaginian Hannibal and its 300 elephants had passed by there after the crossing of the Rhone at the end of the summer 218 av. J. - C. to move towards the eternal city. It east can be for that since, our Montagnette is used as oxygen puff to the many tourists who come enivrer from the Provençales scents to null other comparable.
It should be noted that an edible mushroom bears the name of “Rosy of Barbentane” (Hebeloma edurum).
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