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Bibracte, a Gallic city under the forest

More than 2,000 years ago, the Aeduan people set up their capital atop Mount Beuvray. Excavations of the ancient city of Bibracte began in 1864. Stopped in 1914, they resumed in 1984 and are still active. Today covered by the forest, the Aeduan capital is being reborn thanks to the patient work of archaeologists.

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The Museum

Bibracte is the name of an ancient Gallic city on Mount Beuvray, capital of the Eduens, one of the most powerful peoples of Gaul. In the museum, you will discover the daily life of its inhabitants and other Celtic peoples of the 2nd and 1st centuries BC.

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The archaeological site

At the top of Mount Beuvray, covered by 1,000 hectares of forest, a large Gallic city has been unearthed by archaeologists. Surrounded by ramparts, Bibracte was the capital of one of the most powerful peoples of Gaul, the Eduens. Today, Bibracte is classified as a Historical Monument and a Great Site of France. Every year, it is the subject of excavation sites welcoming researchers from all over Europe, open from March to November. Mount Beuvray is open all year round with free access.

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Pass by the sculpture of Robert Schad

Designed by the artist as a memorial, this sculpture refers to the trees of the Mount Beuvray forest, severely damaged by the effects of climate change.

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(only through 2023)

At the exit of bibracte

Admire the view at Mont Beuvray

One of the highest summits of Morvan, at 821 m of altitude. From the top of this preserved natural site, you can contemplate all the surrounding landscapes, on tens of kilometers, and from many viewpoints.

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