Pays Châtillonnais Museum - Treasure of Vix

Interesting
The museum includes fine archaeological collections, works of sacred art and a section dedicated to Marshal Marmont. But the showpiece is undoubtedly the Treasure of Vix, discovered in 1953 in a princely tomb dating back to the first Iron Age (c 500 BC). Close to the remains of a Celtic woman, archaeologists uncovered a ceremonial chariot, tableware, a splendid gold torc (necklace) and, most significantly, a gigantic bronze volute krater, the largest metal vase from Antiquity ever discovered.

Useful information

Address:

14 rue de la Libération, 21400 Châtillon-sur-Seine

Phone:

+33 3 80 91 24 67

Price:

7 € (-18 years old 3.50 €)

Opening hours

Jul-Aug: 10am-5.30pm; rest of year: daily except Tue 10am-5.30pm - closed 1 Jan, 1 May, 24-25 Dec

Nearby tourist attractions

Source de la Douix
Source de la Douix
Châtillon-sur-Seine
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