Explorée depuis le XIXe siècle, la craie champenoise a livré un nombre considérable de nécropoles généreuses en objets qui ont aidé les générations successives d’archéologues à forger des références partagées pour construire et reconstruire l’image des Gaulois.
The Museum of Pays Châtillonnais - Trésor de Vix is located in Châtillon sur Seine. It 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 Châtillonnais region are unveiled as you pass through the exhibition rooms to continue the journey from Gallo-Roman times to the 19th century.