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Health pass and access to the museum

In view of the new outbreak of the Covid-19 pandemic, the government invites us to be very careful.

As of July 21st and until further notice, access to the museum is subject to the presentation of a health pass for all visitors aged 18 and over, accessible with the TousAntiCovid application.

To be valid, the health pass should meet one of the following three conditions:

  • vaccination (complete scheme)
  • negative test less than 48 hours old
  • positive RT-PCR or antigenic test attesting to the recovery of Covid-19.

We regret the inconvenience caused.

Coming to Bibracte

Bibracte is located in Burgundy, in the Morvan Regional Nature Park, on the border between Saône-et-Loire and Nièvre. The museum is located 4 km from the town of St-Léger-sous-Beuvray (Saône-et-Loire), at the foot of Mount Beuvray, on the D3.

By car

By the A6 motorway, Bibracte is 3h40 from Paris (exit 22: Pouilly-en-Auxois then Autun) and 2h20 from Lyon (exit 26: Chalon-sur-Saône Sud then Le Creusot, Etang-sur-Arroux).

On your GPS

To get to the Bibracte Museum, enter :

. Col du Rebout, 71990 Saint-Léger-sous-Beuvray or 

. GPS coordinates: 46.93182, 4.04882

Public transport and carpooling

The Burgundy Region has set up the Mobigo, which lists all the means of transport available in Burgundy-Franche-Comté, including carpooling and buses between the TGV station in Le Creusot and Autun.

By TGV (train)

Arrival at the Creusot-Montceau TGV, on the Paris-Lyon line, then a shuttle bus to Autun and then a taxi (note that there is another non-TGV station in Le Creusot).

From 10 July to 15 August 2021: shuttle bus from Autun and Etang-sur-Arroux to Bibracte :

. Departure: Autun station at 10.15 am, Etang-sur-Arroux station at 10.45 am. Arrival at Bibracte at 11.15 am.

. Return: departure from Bibracte at 5.45 pm. Arrival at Étang-sur-Arroux station at 6.15pm, Autun station at 6.45pm.

Reservations required on 03 86 77 11 44 (the day before before 12 noon; for public holidays: the day before that day before 12 noon; for Saturdays and Sundays: Friday before 12 noon). Fare: 3 € for a round trip.

 

Moving around the archaeological site

By car

From 3 July to 29 August 2021, access to the archaeological site via the D274 road is forbidden to motorised traffic and bicycles during the museum's opening hours (10am / 7pm).

This measure, taken for safety reasons inherent to this period of high visitor numbers, also allows the preservation of the remains and a peaceful visit for pedestrians. The children can thus run around peacefully, and our guides can make themselves heard without raising their voices.

During the rest of the year, or between 7pm and 10am in summer, you can access the site with your vehicle or by bicycle.

By shuttle bus

During the period when access for personal vehicles is prohibited, a free shuttle bus is available. 

It runs every day from 10.15am to 6.45pm (last return from the site). The bus departs near the museum and you can get on and off at your convenience at various points around the site. It rotates approximately every 20 minutes.

On foot

You can also enjoy a nice walk to the top of the site by a path that crosses the forest from the museum.

It will take you about 45 minutes and a positive difference in altitude of 200 m. Be careful, it climbs on the first part of the path, so avoid going in flip-flops!

To make sure you don't miss anything, explore the site on foot by following one of the three signposted paths: the Centre-ville de Bibracte (Bibracte town centre, 5.9 km, green signposting) offers an overview of the main remains, the Chemin de Maraude (Marauding way, 3 km, yellow signposting) offers spectacular panoramic views of the Morvan, while the Tour des remparts (Tower of the ramparts, 5.2 km, pink signposting) takes you along the ancient Gallic fortification.

Need to find your way around the site? Use the La Boussole application to geolocate yourself and discover the remains hidden beneath your feet (only in french).

Connecting to "la Boussole"

Timetable

Prices

Archaeological and natural site

Open to the public all year round, 24 hours a day (free).

Museum

Open from 19 May to 14 November 2021, every day from 10am to 6pm. 

In July and August: open from 10am to 7pm, 10pm on Wednesday nights.

Restaurant Le Chaudron

From 13 June to 14 November 2021, open for lunch: Sundays, public holidays and school holidays.
In July and August: open every lunchtime and Wednesday evening.

Due to the health protocol, reservations are required for individuals and groups.

Prices

Museum entrance

Full price: €7.50
Reduced rate: €5.50
Free: under 12 years old

Includes admission to the temporary exhibition.

Guided tour of the archaeological site

Full price: €12
Reduced rate : 10 €
Free: under 12 years old

Includes free admission to the museum and the temporary exhibition.

Guided tour of the museum

Full price: €12
Reduced rate : 10 €
Free: under 12 years old

Includes free admission to the museum and the temporary exhibition.

Nature visit

Full price: €15
Reduced rate : 12 €
Free: under 12 years old

Includes free admission to the museum and the temporary exhibition.

Gallic Day

Full price: €27
Reduced rate: €25
Under 12 years old: €12.50

Includes free admission to the museum and the temporary exhibition, a guided tour of the archaeological site or the museum and a meal at Le Chaudron.

Great Gallic Day

Full price: €30
Reduced rate: €27
Under 12 years old: €12.50

Includes free admission to the museum and the temporary exhibition, a guided tour of the archaeological site and the museum or the nature tour and a meal at Le Chaudron.

Workshop

Full price: €12
Reduced rate : 10 €
Under 12s: €6

Includes free admission to the museum and the temporary exhibition.

Raptor demonstration

Full price: €8
5-18 years old: €5
Free: under 5 years old

Tree climbing, from the roots to the top

Single price: €13

Things to know before you go

Plan your route

Bibracte's specificity is that it is located in the middle of nature, far from any large agglomeration.
In order not to be caught off guard, it is best to prepare your itinerary before setting off. The signposts may be enough to find us, but a map or a good GPS can't do any harm. This will allow you to calculate how long it will take you to visit us.

Put on your shoes

Bibracte is two hundred hectares of forest and sometimes stony paths.
If you wish to leave the most frequented paths, it is preferable to take good shoes.

Allow time

You know when you will arrive at Bibracte, you don't know when you will leave...
There are so many possibilities for activities, so many walks to do, so many grassy spots to rest on that it will be difficult to keep to your schedule. Plan ahead!

Services

Shop and tourist information point

Open during the museum's opening hours.

Toilets

You will find free access to toilets:
- in the museum
- near the restaurant Le Chaudron

Please note that there are no toilets or drinking water points on the archaeological site.

Baby equipment

Changing tables are available in the museum toilets.

You can borrow a pushchair and a baby carrier from the museum reception desk, on presentation of an identity document. To reserve, call 03 85 86 52 40.

Picnic areas

You will find picnic tables:
- near the restaurant Le Chaudron,
- near the bus park,
- on the site, under the shelter at the Pâture du Couvent and to the left of the orientation table,
And you can also sit anywhere you like on the grass!

Dogs

Dogs are not allowed inside the museum, even if they are small or carried in a bag. If you wish, you can leave your dog tied up in front of the entrance. Dogs are also not allowed in the Le Chaudron restaurant or in the free-flying birds of prey demonstration.

On the archaeological site, you can walk your dog on a leash.

Restaurant Le Chaudron

Gallic meal at Le Chaudron restaurant

A unique opportunity to enjoy a meal "à la gauloise". The ingredients of this unique menu are organically grown and/or come from local producers.

Meal only : 
19 € without drinks
12,50 € for children under 12 years old

Included in the "Gallic Day" and "Great Gallic Day" offer.

Reservation required on 03 85 86 52 40.

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vouchers to be collected at the museum

The Bibracte pass

When you buy your first full-price ticket, ask for your personal pass. It allows you to return throughout the season and attend all concerts and events free of charge.

The South Burgundy discovery booklet

For one full-price ticket purchased, get up to €100 off a selection of tourist sites in Southern Burgundy.

The "clé des musées" (museum pass)

For a full-price ticket purchased in one of the partner museums, reduced admission to the other museums.

The "Gauls and Romans in Burgundy" Archaeo Pass

Valid at the MuséoParc Alésia, the Rolin Museum in Autun, Bibracte and the Trésor de Vix-Musée du Châtillonnais.
For any full price ticket purchased at one of these sites, reduced rate for entry to the other three sites.

The Bourgogne-Franche-Comté youth benefit card for the under 30s

Free admission to the museum for the cardholder and reduced rate for an accompanying person.
One free guided tour of the archaeological site and reduced rate for an accompanying person.

Accessibility

Motor disability

The main entrance to the museum is on one level.
Three parking spaces are reserved for people with reduced mobility, near which a bell allows you to ask for help. The museum's toilets are equipped. Access to the upper floor is by lift, with a maximum capacity of four wheelchairs.
A wheelchair can be loaned to visit the museum.
During the summer months, access to the archaeological site is not permitted for personal vehicles. The buses running between the bottom and the top of the site are wheelchair accessible.
A pool of adapted equipment from the Morvan Regional Nature Park is available free of charge upon reservation. At Bibracte, we recommend the use of a red Lomo all terrain vehicle to be added to the vehicle pool.

Hearing impairment

Bibracte's receptionists and guides have been made aware of this disability.
The audio-guide headsets have an adjustable sound volume. If the audio-guide is insufficient, the information is relayed in writing on the panels and labels in the windows.
The lift is equipped with voice assistance and a safety light system in the toilets warns of possible dangers (in french).

Visual handicap

A "Bibracte at your fingertips" case contains copies of the objects on display and allows the public to discover these items by touch (only in french).
Booklets are available to help you on your visit, including Braille writing, drawings in Reliefs or in contrasting colours and large print (only in french).
The audio guides have been fully adapted: ask the museum reception team for this special version (only in french).
The permanent exhibition includes various objects and models that can be touched, such as the enlarged coins and the models of the houses and ramparts.

Mental disability

The diversity of the permanent exhibition makes for an attractive and varied visit.
The main staircase is reassuring and highlighted by lights.
The "public" and "private" entrances and exits are clearly distinguished.
The museum staff has been made aware of the need to welcome and integrate people with disabilities into the activities and services offered to them.