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Bibracte - Mont Beuvray

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Address: 71990 Saint-Leger-sous-Beuvray, France
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+33 3 85 86 52 35
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Mon - Fri 10:00 - 18:00
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Bibracte is the name of the former capital of a powerful Gaulish people....

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 site for the study of Celtic civilisation.

Bibracte Museum stands on the slopes of Mount Beuvray. In a very contemporary architectural setting, the permanent exhibits offer a fascinating account of Celtic civilisation through its fortified towns.

Numerous models, audiovisual presentations, and reconstructions make the museum very attractive and enable you to get right to the heart of the everyday lives of our ancestors. You will thus discover the social organisation, arts and crafts, agriculture, trade, religion, art and culture of peoples who were much less barbaric than Caesar wanted us to believe...

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Strong combination of outdoor site and indoor museum

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... read more

5 of 5 bubblesReviewed 12 September 2016
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 12 September 2016

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 how it fits in the historical puzzle. You can visit the outdoor site by car,... More 

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Sydney, Australia
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 17 August 2016

I was unprepared for the extent of the archaeological and historical significance of this site, given its place in French and Gallic Roman history. Visiting in summer, we were able to drive around the area (as the place is rather extensive for elderly persons to walk everywhere). There are ongoing archaeological digs, and improvements to the tourist facilities, monuments and... More 

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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 13 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 22 April 2016

You may wonder why something astounding only rates 4 stars, and I did debate over that. But I found that the revamped museum had lost some of its charm for me; I like to spend ages looking at lots of things under glass, and the new format (like so many museums) seemed a bit superficial. Just my preference, but it... More 

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Schwarzenburg, Switzerland
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 19 April 2016

Museum is good, archeological site is very large, sometimes steep and can be visited by car if you have small kids (or are unfit). For small children a bit too boring. But for the age and the amount and quality of remains, it is well prepared and interesting.

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Besancon, France
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 46 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 17 April 2016

You start at the museum, which is very well laid out, and has some very interesting facts about the area. The self-guided tour is very in-depth and well-done. It's not a cluttered museum, and the shapes and lines lend it a very open, minimalist air. Once you leave the museum, you can either walk or drive up to the top... More 

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Whanganui, New Zealand
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 15 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 9 August 2015

Between the site itself and the museum, and taking into account the drive to get here, you should allow the whole day to do this place justice. This site wasn't loaded in our GPS as a position of interest, so we had to load in the address and it took a bit of getting there so we didn't have as... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 14 June 2015

Excellent museum, helpful staff, beautiful setting. Don't let access to the location put you off. We found a hire car to be the only practicable way to get there, but the drive to & from Dijon was lovely, especially closer. The staff were enthusiastic & helpful. The museum placed Bibracte - Mont Beuvray within a continuum of human settlement of... More 

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BIBRACTE, Chargée de communication numérique at Bibracte - Mont Beuvray, responded to this review

Thank you so much for being so enthusiastic about our site (and our staff) ! We are so glad you liked Bibracte and its museum. You make us feel very proud of our daily work ! More 

Lyon, France
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 18 November 2014

Ancient Gaulois site, beautifully maintained and still being discovered! the guided tour around the site is a must, not only is it informative, one gets a complete insight about the time period which is difficult to understand on one's own. The Museum is architecturally and narratively outstanding. The lunch at the museum is worth tasting, delicious and copious.

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Amsterdam, The Netherlands
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 17 October 2014

we visited this museum today and found it one of the best in the topic of archeology we have ever seen. a good audio tour in various languages such as Dutch, English and French (included in the entry fee) using excellent equipment. all displays have explanations in French and English. there is an augmented reality display using tablets that will... More 

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Plymouth, Minnesota
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 7 October 2014

Bibracte is the remains of an ancient Gallic/Celte town that existed around 100 B.C. to 100 A.D. in the Morvan Forest area of France. For its time, it was a large town, topping 8,000 residents at one point. Today you would never know that a town existed there because the forest has reclaimed the mountaintop area. Archeologists have been working... More 

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