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Tresor de Vix - Musee du Pays Chatillonais

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Address: 14 rue de la Liberation, 21400 Chatillon-sur-Seine, France
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The Museum of Pays Chatillonnais Tresor de Vix is an essential stop on the...

The Museum of Pays Chatillonnais Tresor de Vix is an essential stop on the Celts' road. The tomb of the Lady of Vix was discovered in January 1953. It is the most prestigious princely burial place of the late first iron period (around 500BC). The Lady was lying on a burial wagon; she was adorned with precious jewels; among which a gold torque, a masterpiece of Celtic goldsmith's work. Next to her stood the famous bronze vase; its size is extraordinary (1.64m high) and of wonderful quality. It is one of the most impressive expressions of Greek art. The mysterious Lady of Vix invites one to a journey through space and time, from her tomb to her palace, along the walls which protected her town, and back to the distant worlds of the Greeks and the Etruscans.

The numerous discoveries made in the Chatillonnais region are unveiled as you pass through the exhibition rooms to continue the journey from Gallo-Roman times to the 19th century.

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Mind Blowing ( even in if you are not into museums )

We were advised to visit the museum to see the "large vase". There is a small charge to visit the museum but you get a very good English audio description. The artefacts are well... read more

Reviewed 3 days ago
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Deeside, United Kingdom
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Deeside, United Kingdom
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Reviewed 3 days ago NEW via mobile

We were advised to visit the museum to see the "large vase". There is a small charge to visit the museum but you get a very good English audio description. The artefacts are well set out and displayed and interesting but when you get to the vase it's incredible. Allow yourself an hour to tour the exhibits on three floors... More 

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Warwick, United Kingdom
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Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Passed it many times, finally visited. Well worth it for the extraordinary vase alone. So beautifully made for something 2000 yrs old

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Thank robert c
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
Reviewed 2 April 2017 via mobile

The treasures from the Vix grave show how advanced the Gauls/Celts were. Not the barbarians that Caesar portrayed in the Gallic Wars. A must see museum.

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Thank Europeisgreat
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 28 helpful votes
Reviewed 29 January 2017 via mobile

If you're in the area, this place is a must- see because of the museums masterpiece alone. The treasure, a gigantic old vase found nearby, is worth the entrance fee alone. We were happy that we decided to visit after we had some considerations. We hope though that the museum decides to provide more information in English. This is what... More 

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Thank DiBoS
Sydney, Australia
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 43 helpful votes
Reviewed 7 June 2016

The treasures of Vix and their history are compelling. Such a remarkable find and history. The location where the tomb and its treasures were discovered is just a short drive from Châtillon-sue-Seine and provides more insight to the deiscovery.

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Thank Sydney_guy
Paris, France
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 283 helpful votes
Reviewed 9 February 2016

A genuinely amazing brand new museum for such a small city. The masterpiece is Vase de Vix, manufactured in Sicily in 530BC. There is much more to see.. Allow 1-2 hours for the visit!

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Thank FrenchTraveler001
Madrid, Spain
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 33 helpful votes
Reviewed 31 August 2015

Both tripadvisor and the Rough Guide gave a good write-up for this, so despite having already "done" the Alésia Museum, and having a fair drive to get there, we gave it a go. Happily! An incredible main event: the Tresure of Vix, a 6th century BC princess' burial possessions, are exceptional, as is the story of their unearthing and interpretation,... More 

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Thank Dave H
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Reviewed 3 July 2015

Okay, so this is the #1 reason to come to Chatillon-sur-Seine. The museum is beautiful and presents all its interesting material very well. And of course, the prize is the Treasor--and it is worth seeing. I especially liked the solid gold torque! Beautiful, and so representative of what an amazing crossroads of commerce this area must have been in 400... More 

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Ipswich, United Kingdom
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 15 helpful votes
Reviewed 10 August 2014

Very well organised and interesting museum. The most spectacular exhibit being the Vase of Vix. There is plenty to see and is of interst to young and old. The museum also runs workshops for children on wednesdays

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2 Thank Anne C
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Reviewed 24 September 2012

This musee really is worth seeking out for the amazing burial urn of the Iron Age "Princess of Vix". Trust me, you won't be disappointed. The rest of the museum has a reasonably interesting collection of Gallo-Roman artifacts from the area, as well as other later items, but it's the Princess's treasures that are of world significance.

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