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Bibracte is the name of the former capital of a powerful Gaulish people. The site of the Gaulish town occupies one of the highest summits in the Morvan mountain range, Mont Beuvray, in the Burgundy Region of France. Nowadays, Bibracte is a benchmark...more
We were bowled over by Bibracte - the scale and beauty of the place, the scattered reminders of a great civilisation (leaving plenty to the imagination but with enough to spark it). The museum itself really comes alive and also has a great restaurant recreating...More
Came upon this by chance and we were entranced. Brilliant, very modern museum. We took the English audio guide, but most of the interpretative boards had a translation in excellent English. Spent several hours here, the tour outside is in your own car. Take drinks...More
The museum is excellent if you are interested in the history of the Gallic wars - an absolute must. Children might be challenged but the culture of the Gauls is interesting. For a real fan of the history the museum is a delight. For all...More
Bicracte is a fantastic place if you are interested in archeology. We spend a full day in an around the museum. Beside the museum itself you can do a walking tour to explore the different exvacation sites. Highly recommended also with kids.
We fell upon Bibracte quite by accident during a drive on our recent stay in Burgundy - what an unexpected treasure! We had no idea that a whole town had developed at the top of this mountain in the 2nd century and that the abandoned...More
Although this is not a period of history I am particularly interested in the archeological dig is worth a look and the drive up through the forest is delightful. Even if you're not a history geek it's worth taking a picnic and enjoying the views...More
A must visit in Burgundy, you will definitely enjoy the beauty of this historical place.
The museum is excellent too. Collections are very cleverly displayed.
You can spend the day in the charming permises
I loved this place as I am a total Time Team geek, so to see live archeology was so exciting. We took the bus up to the top and I would advise substantial footwear as I had flip flops and didn't appreciate the terrain, so...More
If you enjoy ancient history, do not miss this superb site. The combination of an excellent museum with an exensive and well-explained archaeological site provides a fascinating view of life in Iron Age (Celtic) and Gallo-Roman France. Audio guides are available in English, German and...More
Bibracte was an ancient gallo-roman village / town in the early days, later on the site was used by a monestry.
The outdoor archeological site shows different excavation sites spread over a nice park, at each site an information board explains what you see and...More