TRESOR DE VIX
A unique in the world treasure
Discover the Vix Treasure
The Museum of Pays Châtillonnais, Vix Treasure is located in Châtillon sur Seine.
The tom 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 500 BC). 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 a wonderful quality.
The mysterious Lady of Vix invites one to a journey through space and time, from her tom 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.
Crédit photo : Anse du cratère de Vix (en arrière plan, couvercle du cratère de Vix) © Collection de Musée du Pays Châtillonnais-Trésor de Vix, Châtillon sur Seine, Côte d’Or
Pégase, détail du torque de la dame de Vix © Collection de Musée du Pays Châtillonnais-Trésor de Vix, Châtillon sur Seine, Côte d’Or © Antoine Maillier, Bibracte