Gergovie plateau

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The monument on the Plateau dedicated to Vercingetorix, by Jean Teillard, 1903.

The Gergovie plateau is a plateau of the Massif Central located 10 km to the south of Clermont-Ferrand, Puy-de-Dôme, Auvergne, France and is named after the nearby village of Gergovie. It is the official (but disputed) site of the Battle of Gergovia between Vercingetorix and Julius Caesar in 52 BC.


The plateau is located at 744 meters above sea level, and from it can be seen Chaîne des Puys, Clermont-Ferrand, and the Plaine des Sarlièves (Plain of Sarlièves), along with the Zénith d'Auvergne and the Puy de Sancy which dominates the Auvergne from it position 1886m above sea level.


A reconstructed "Gallic hut", with an accompanying permanent exhibition ("La Maison de Gergovie") can be seen on the plateau.



"Cervolix" - an association of kite fliers and kite surfers on the plateau. It is also used, since 1995, by remote-controlled aircraft fliers.

Les Arverniales, 2006, with the monument in the background.
Sculptures by Yves Guérin on the plateau.

Les Arverniales[edit]

"Les Arverniales" is an archaeological festival held on the plateau, consisting of two days' of reconstructions, experimental archeology and living history displays.


Sculptures by Yves Guérin have also been displayed on the plateau since January 2007.

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Coordinates: 45°43′13″N 3°7′5″E / 45.72028°N 3.11806°E / 45.72028; 3.11806