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Small cycling tours in Europe

Engineering series 1: Bibracte

Table of contents

  1. Introduction
  2. The Morvan massif
  3. Bibracte
    1. Gallic origins
    2. Metallurgy
    3. Civil engineering
  4. The fate of the Gauls

1. Introduction

During the summer of 2016, I made an extensive bike tour through the Morvan massif in east-central France.

Apart from the picturesque landscapes, this region boasts with a noteworthy history and great a many archaeological sites and museum exhibitions.

It gravitates for the most part around the ancient town of Bibracte, which had been an important settlement during the Roman occupation of Gaul (50 B. C.) but was …