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Guided tours of the archaeological digs on the Gergovia plateau

This summer, archaeological research resumes 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. These excavations focus on re-examining the main access to the fortified Gallic city and may unveil new aspects of the daily life of the populations who lived on the Gergovia plateau at the end of the Iron Age.

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 24th and Sunday 25th June 2023, at 11.00 a.m.
  • Saturday 1st and Sunday 2nd July 2023, at 11.00 a.m.
  • Every day at 11.00 a.m., from July 8th to July 21st 2023
  • 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
  • Book your visit here

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.