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MuseoParc Alesia

1 route des 3 Ormeaux, 21150 Alise-Sainte-Reine, France
+33 3 80 96 96 23
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I was very disappointed with this museum. first of all I found the staff at reception quite... read more

Reviewed 1 week ago
Michael C
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Galway, Ireland
Sensational museum

This museum depicting the last battle between Julius Caesar and the Gauls is one Of the best I... read more

Reviewed June 11, 2018
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The Interpretation Centre offers a lively, interactive presentation of the siege of Alésia. Ancient objects and reproductions, dioramas, films, models, multimedia terminals and reconstructions of instruments of war present you with the keys to understanding the history of the site. Various activites are also offered, intended both for children and adults : workshops, audioguides for visitors, with the choice of a "child" visit with games, or an "adult" visit, a Toy Library for children from 3 to 8 years... You are plunged into the heart of the combat, encountering the impressive reconstruction of the Roman lines of fortifications.A full-scale immersion!Alésia is also...An emblematic statueTo commemorate the completion and the success of the excavations undertaken at Alésia, Napoleon III commissioned sculptor Aimé Millet to produce a colossal statue of Vercingetorix. 6.60 metres high, this artwork in copper sheet was erected in 1865. The stone plinth 7 metres high was designed by the architect Viollet-le-Duc.And a Gallo-Roman site that has been open for over 100 years !Following the defeat of Vercingetorix, the oppidum continued to be occupied. A prosperous Gallo-Roman town developed, particularly based on the activity of craftsmen specialising in bronze working. It was abandoned in the 5th century. The population has been estimated as several thousand people at that point. Of this ancient town, all that can now be seen are barely visible remains. They correspond to the foundations and buried structures of monuments and habitations constructed over several centuries.
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Suggested Duration: 2-3 hours
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1 route des 3 Ormeaux, 21150 Alise-Sainte-Reine, France
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Reviewed 1 week ago

I was very disappointed with this museum. first of all I found the staff at reception quite unhelpful, there is an option to buy a combined ticket to the archaeological remains a few kilometers away and we decided to purchase it. When I asked where...More

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MuséoParc A, Directeur général at MuseoParc Alesia, responded to this reviewResponded 4 days ago

Dear visitor, thank you for your visit and your opinion. I hope you used the free audioguide, available in 6 foreign languages, which can give you many historical détails. So, I'm very sorry if you didn't like your visit. Best regards, Michel ROUGER

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Reviewed June 11, 2018 via mobile

This museum depicting the last battle between Julius Caesar and the Gauls is one Of the best I have visited. Well laid out, lots to learn and clear explanation via video, live viewing of the actual battle sites and a life size replica of the...More

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MuséoParc A, Directeur général at MuseoParc Alesia, responded to this reviewResponded 5 days ago

Dear visitor, thank you very much for your visit. The main idea of MuséoParc Alésia is to give the keys to everybody to understand what happened here in a living way. It's great if you liked it! Best regards, Michel ROUGER

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Reviewed April 10, 2018

Excellent musuem in the rolling French countryside. The musuem is not massive but is very interactive and does a great job in explaining the importance and impact of this major Roman victory. The outside exhibit of the siege walls lends a complete understanding of the...More

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MuséoParc A, Directeur général at MuseoParc Alesia, responded to this reviewResponded May 28, 2018

Dear Visitor, thank you very much for your visit. With all the team, we are happy if you liked your discovery! Best regards, Michel ROUGER

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Reviewed September 5, 2017

Beautifully stunning building, excellent museum. Good translator. Well presented and informative displays. Good short video. Very unusual building

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MuséoParc A, Directeur général at MuseoParc Alesia, responded to this reviewResponded April 3, 2018

Dear visitor, it's great if you enjoyed your visit. Thank you for coming! Best regards, Michel ROUGER

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Reviewed July 17, 2017

Our knowledge of the Battle of Alesia was very limited - mainly gained from Asterisk's books - but this museum was just superb and extremely well designed. Upon arrival at the car park, you can see the historic recreation of a roman fort and it...More

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MuséoParc A, Directeur général at MuseoParc Alesia, responded to this reviewResponded September 5, 2017

Dear visitor, thank you very much for your visit. It's great if you enjoyed it. Best regards, Michel ROUGER

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Reviewed July 11, 2017 via mobile

Great site - Very well done museum with fantastic audio tour. Live demonstrations outside. Gives contextual understanding of how the Gaulish attempts to repel the Romans fit into the broader narrative of growth of Rome as well as explaining the siege very well. Joe

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MuséoParc A, Directeur général at MuseoParc Alesia, responded to this reviewResponded July 17, 2017

Dear Joe, thank you very much for your view. You're right: MuséoParc Alésia wants to be a good example of history brought to life. It's great if you enjoyed it! Kind regards, Michel ROUGER

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Reviewed May 10, 2017 via mobile

Historic recreation of a castle. The castle is being built with all original technologies and materials derived locally. Fascinating seeing them use the hamster wheel to lift stones. Site included black smith, rope maker, die maker, potter, carpenter, stone worker and many others.

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Reviewed March 30, 2017

Recommended for a summer visit as there are more events happening for children. We visited in March and was good for the main attraction, a historical tour of the battle that took place here. There were few other people so no crush or rush. The...More

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MuséoParc A, Directeur général at MuseoParc Alesia, responded to this reviewResponded April 27, 2017

Dear visitor, thank you very much for your visit. It's great if you enjoyed your tour. And you're right: our programme is more diversified during the high season, but all the year the landscapes all around are very nice! Kind regards, Michel ROUGER

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Reviewed October 30, 2016

The battle between the Gauls and the romans took place in 52 B.C. there are a lot of ruins and if you can imagine what it was like then its magical. The museum is worth going to as well.

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Reviewed October 29, 2016 via mobile

Please visit the historical place, cannot comment on the museoParc. The historical place features excavation sof this place developed about 2000 year ago. Good way to remember the advanced development of those people under the influence of the romans. Kids will certainly enjoy too.

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Lisa W
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Dear Lisa, there is no best day! Maybe Monday. The best way could be to come at the end of the morning because the museum doesn't close at noon: it could be the quietest moment to visit. Thank you for your interest. Best... More
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