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The site of alesia

The site of alesia
The site of alesia
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21150 Alise-sainte-reine

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In Côte d'Or, in Alise-Sainte-Reine, the Gallo-Roman site of the Battle of Alesia (52 BC) was discovered. After extensive archaeological excavations that begun on Napoleon III's orders, the site was found and identified.
The traces of a Gallo-Roman city, were found with a basilica, a temple, a forum, but also a theater and houses...

The site of Alesia had been the site of a legendary battle between the men of Vercingetorix and the Roman army in 52 BC. Vercingetorix wanted to take the Romans by surprise, but the operation failed and he was forced to retreat with his men, on the oppidum of Alesia.
From there, the Gauls could not protect themselves and they were besieged by the Roman army who built walls, fences and trenches. After more than six weeks of siege and several battles, the Gauls were hungry. Therefore, Vercingetorix was then forced to surrender to the Romans.

Today, on the site of Alesia, you will find an archaeological museum where the most beautiful pieces found during excavations can be seen. You can also see the Sainte Reine Merovingian Basilica and the imposing statue of Vercingetorix, dating from 1865, measuring 7 meters high which was erected according to Napoleon III's will.

Soon, in 2012, the MuséoParc Alesia will open its doors to visitors. You will be able to understand, in a playful way, how the siege took place, from the Gauls side as well as from the Romans side. You will also learn many things about life in the region since that time.


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