Visit to Alesia

Sep 12th, 2019, 07:50 AM
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Visit to Alesia

I'm wondering who has been to Alesia. I know there is the museum and the outdoor battlefield area but how long would someone need to see the whole of the site? I'm going next week and driving south but wanted to visit this site and wanted to know how long I would need. Thanks in advance, as always.
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Sep 12th, 2019, 08:01 AM
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Although I served as a legatus legionis of the X Legion during the siege, I haven't been back since during my various reincarnations. I am keenly interested and look forward to more knowledgable replies. Thanks for asking.
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Sep 12th, 2019, 04:42 PM
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Hi,

We went a few years ago. We were there for a few hours - you could walk around yourself inside the museum. There were also some "animations" such as a mock battle between the Romans and the Gauls and a demonstration of some of the weaponry. I used to love Asterix and Obelix as a kid and thought it was fun to see the mock encampment - straight out of the "bandes dessinees"! I believe there was also a decent cafeteria where they offered "sanglier" naturally.
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Sep 13th, 2019, 11:06 AM
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I've been to the neighborhood in Paris named after it many times

https://fr.wikipedia.org/wiki/Villa_...%99Al%C3%A9sia
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Sep 13th, 2019, 04:28 PM
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We went there 7 or 8 years ago when the MusťoParc was still under construction. We did visit the battlefield where, some say, Julius Caesar defeated the Gallic chief Vercingetorix in 52BC to achieve his conquest of Gaul. There is an impressive monument to Vercingetorix there. Nearby, in Alise-Sainte-Reine, is an impressive statue of Joan of Arc.
https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Battle_of_Alesia

Just south of there is the small town of Flavigny-sur-Ozerain where the movie Chocolat was filmed. It's one of the Plus Beaux Villages de France. Quite picturesque.
https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Flavigny-sur-Ozerain
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Sep 14th, 2019, 12:28 AM
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"Alesia? What do you want with Alesia? No one knows where that Alesia is!"
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Sep 14th, 2019, 12:56 AM
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https://www.alesia.com/lieux-de-visite-en/ and you may combine it with a visit to Flavigny (as MaineGG suggested) and /or Semur en Auxois. Bienvenue in Burgundy!
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