Alésia is where, in 52 BC, the confrontation took place between Julius Caesar’s Roman army and the Gallic tribes led by Vercingetorix. Vercingetorix sought refuge in the oppidum of Alesia, the stronghold of the Mandubii people. The Romans pursue them and launch the siege of the stronghold. They set up their camps on the hillsides around and build two fortification lines with ramparts, towers and traps. The Interpretation Center of the MuséoParc Alésia shows the conquest of Gaul by the Romans, the siege of Alésia, artefacts, facsimiles, diorama, films, models, multimedia terminals and reproductions of war machines plunge. The Roman fortifications have been rebuilt to their actual height, the oppidum overlooks the final battlefield between the Gauls and the Romans with the statue of Vercingetorix (Aimé Millet (1819-1891) commissioned by Napoleon III commissioned in 1865.
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