(plural oppida) was the name used by Caesar to describe the Celtic towns that he discovered during his conquest of Gaul. In archaeology, the term is now used to describe all fortified Celtic sites covering a minimum area of 15ha and dating back to the second half of the 2nd and 1st centuries BC (the late La Tène period). These towns were both economic and political centres. They are considered to be the first towns to the north of the Alps.

This website offers you the opportunity to find out more about each of the oppida via information sheets. For more information, click on an oppidum or go to the themed exhibitions…

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 : BIBRACTE, Centre archéologique européen (F) - Eötvös Loránd Tudományegyetem / University Eötvös Loránd , Budapest (H) - Musée national d’Art et d’Histoire, Luxembourg (L) - Nordico Museum, Linz (A) - Středočeský kraj / Region Central Bohemia (CZ) - University Marc-Bloch, Strasbourg (F) - University Leipzig (D)