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Guided tours of the archaeological digs on the Gergovia plateau 2024

Discover the next phase of the Gergovia archaeological excavations

This summer, archaeological research continues on the sector of the “Quartier des Artisans” (= craftsmen’s quarter), near the P2 South gate car park on the southern edge of the plateau.

Since 2022, these excavations focus on re-examining the main access to the fortified Gallic city, which has been already uncovered between 1861 and 1949. The archaeologists are particularly engaged in studying old archives, re-excavating previous digs and their documentation, completing the study of previously uncovered remains, and expanding the examined area to a perimeter that allows for comprehensive understanding.

For the 2024 season, the archaeologists will primarily focus on the actual excavation of protohistoric and ancient remains to refine the chronology of the area and uncover new historical aspects of this sector, which offers unparalleled potential for the entire Gergovia site.

Meet the archaeologists on site

From the guided tour platform overlooking the excavations, discover the latest archaeological news of the site thanks to a registered tour guide (Guided tour in French language).

  • Saturday 14th at 2 p.m. and 3 p.m. and Sunday 15th June 2024 at 10 a.m. and 11 a.m.
  • Saturday 29th and Sunday 30th June 2024, at 2 p.m.
  • Every day at 11 a.m., from July 6th to July 28th 2024
  • Free admission 
  • Duration: 45 min
  • Meeting place: in front of the remains of the Maison des Étudiants (= Students’  House), near the P2 South gate car park – Plateau de Gergovie – 63670 La Roche-Blanche

These excavations are carried out under the supervision of the French State by the French National Institute for Preventive Archaeological Research (Inrap) and the Maison des Sciences de l’Homme of Clermont-Ferrand with the support of the Puy-de-Dôme Departmental Council.