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Bar-sur-Aube is a commune of France and a sub-prefecture of the Aube department.

Surrounded by hills and vineyards, the city is crossed by the river Aube, from which it derives its name


The existence of Bar-sur-Aube goes back to ancient times. There are remains of an oppidum of the time of Tene (Iron Age). Monetary area (like the horse) on behalf of Togirix (Chief Lingones) was discovered on the hill Sainte Germaine. It was used to beat currencies. In Roman times the city would from the map Peutinger been known under the name of Segessera. A number of remains from the 1st to the 4th century, including villas, was discovered in the city and surrounding areas. Segessera seems to belong to the Roman period to the first Lyonnaise the territory of Lingones. The city was devastated by Attila. After the division of the kingdom of Clovis by his son, the city is part of Austrasia

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