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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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Entertaining and informative for the whole family

There are 2 parts to the Alesia museum, the ruins of a Romano-Gaulish town and a recent museum just... read more

Reviewed August 26, 2016
Paul_dadof2
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Southampton, United Kingdom
an adventure - even for adults

this is a unique experience that wonderfully represents & narrates the history of the Gauls... read more

Reviewed July 17, 2016
AliceMoerk
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Anna Maria Island, Florida
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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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1 route des 3 Ormeaux, 21150 Alise-Sainte-Reine, France
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Reviewed August 26, 2016

There are 2 parts to the Alesia museum, the ruins of a Romano-Gaulish town and a recent museum just outside of Alesia. There is a statue of "Vercingetorix" in the town as well... we didn't go and look for it! We bought a combined ticket...More

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Reviewed July 17, 2016

this is a unique experience that wonderfully represents & narrates the history of the Gauls & Romans.

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Reviewed June 16, 2016

Museum and ancient Gallo-Roman site and statue of Vercingetorix (Gallic commander) featuring the battle between Julius Caesar and the Gauls in 52BC.

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Reviewed June 1, 2016

Alesia was an oppidum (fortified settlement) on a lofty hill fort and with two rivers on two different sides. Vercingetorix chose this place to stand his ground. At one time the Romans were out numbered 4 to 1, however Caesar prevailed. Vercingetorix gave himself up...More

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Reviewed April 17, 2016

The museum is a lovely building, and it does have some interesting points. The level of the history covered is pretty basic, so it would appeal more to those who just dabble in history, or have very little background in it, or children just taking...More

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Reviewed February 25, 2016

When this was in it's conception some years ago we were promised something exceptional. We visited it 'en famille' yesterday for the first time and these are our observations. The car park was a sea of muddy puddles, scruffy, and bare. Arriving in front of...More

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Reviewed November 12, 2015

A a roman history addict this was a must see site. The museum is very well done and even uses some English. There is a recreation of the fortifications Caesar built to surround the Gauls. The recreation gives the true scope of the ability of...More

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Reviewed October 28, 2015

We were impressed with how much history they packed into the telling of the siege of Alesia. I imagine on a busy summer day that it might be difficult to follow all the listening points with the free audio guide since they're quite close together....More

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Reviewed October 28, 2015

This is a very interesting museum, about the moment that Julius Caesar won a decisive victory over the Gauls, essentially inaugurating the era of Roman domination. The museum uses high tech devices, film, image, and live demonstrations to enable the visitor to enter a historical...More

1  Thank Robert C
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Reviewed September 8, 2015

Tells the story of the Roman conquest of Gaul and the defeat of their leader Vercingetorix Museum is my idea of what a museum should be - available to all ages and abilities - informative and fun - great audio guides - re-enactment performance [in...More

2  Thank John M
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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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