A Gaulish Town
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A town awakes under your feet

In the 2nd and 1st centuries BC, at the end of the Iron Age, a large Gaulish town stood on Mont Beuvray.

Surrounded by ramparts, Bibracte was the capital of one of the most powerful peoples in Gaul, the Aedui.
It is here that Vercingetorix was proclaimed head of the Gaulish coalition in the year 52 BC. It is also at Bibracte that Julius Caesar, the victor of Alesia, completed the writing of his "Gallic wars".

A major production centre, this proto-urban site of 135 hectares was also an important commercial crossroads.

A few decades after the Roman conquest, Bibracte was abandoned in favour of Autun, 25 kilometres from Mont Beuvray. If you like archaeology, history, nature, contemporary architecture… a single day won’t be enough to see everything

When archaeology brings history to life

Today, researchers from the whole of Europe participate in
the research programme of Bibracte.

Discover the site and the work of the archaeologists in the
company of our site guides.

A remarkable natural location

Covered today by a magnificent protected forest of some 1000 hectares, the national site of Bibracte lies at the heart of the Morvan Regional Natural Park.

A choice of footpaths provides something for everyone : a short-stroll or a day's hike.

A real-life story

The museum presents a summary of Celtic civilisation across Europe.
Bibracte comes back to life via objects discovered during the excavations, models, reproductions and audio-visual media.

The museum is also home of temporary exhibitions and workshops every year. Audio guided visits in English, French, German and Dutch.
Bibracte EPCC - Centre archéologique - F-58370 Glux-en-Glenne