Bibracte, this remarkable site in the Morvan was the capital of the Gallic people of the Eduens, developed especially in the 1st century BC. J.-C.
The Capital of the Eduens
This remarkable site is located at the top of Mont Beuvray, covered with 1,000 hectares of forest. It’s 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 .The Eduens, had established their capital, Bibracte, on Mont-Beuvray (Morvan) thus dominating the passages between all the large basins rivers surrounding Burgundy. Strategic !
Vercingetorix and Cesar
Abandoned in favor of Autun (Augustodunum), the city fell into oblivion. An oversight from which it has gradually emerged since the 19th century thanks to the long-term work of archaeologists and scientists… And what work ! Today we can clearly see the streets, the districts, the houses with their cellars, the fountains… which were spread over nearly 200 hectares ! Bibracte has seen extraordinary characters pass between its ramparts. Vercingetorix, to begin with. There he was proclaimed leader of the Gallic coalition. Caesar, too, who stopped there after his victory at Alesia.