Autun, Roman Days

Roman Days in Autun
Journées Romaines d'Autun
04,05.08.2018
Autun (Bourgogne-Franche-Comté region)
FRANCE

a weekend of living history displays, interactive workshops, animations, demonstrations, meetings, exhibitions, and a wealth of leisure and educational activities for the whole family in a friendly and charming natural setting to relive the glory of the ancient city Augustodunum...

 

Geographical, cultural and historical context

The rich heritage of the city of Autun, located in Burgundy in eastern France, is a source for continuous discovery of history and traditions of thousands years ago. The early settlement was founded there during the reign of the first Roman emperor, Augustus, and originally was bearing his name: Augustodunum. There are still the remains of the buildings of the Gallo-Roman period on the territory of Autun.

 

Event description and programme

The Roman Days bring history to life in Autun, through reenactment displays and authentic recreation of life and battles of the Gallo-Roman period. The event invites to visit a Roman market, take part in various living history and archaeological workshops, learn about the military life, equipment and maneuvers in spectacular demonstrations and parades, experience gladiator fights, antique sports and Roman theatre. 

Please contact the Organizers for confirmation and further details.


Info & Contact

Event official web page: http://www.leg8.com/journees-romaines

Legion VIII Augusta
Address: 6 avenue du 2ème dragons, 71400 Autun, France
Tel.: +33 (0)6 77473232
E-mail: contact@leg8.com
Web: https://leg8.fr/
Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/LegionVIIIAugusta

Autun Town Council / Hôtel de ville d’Autun
Address : Place du Champ de Mars, BP 133 71403 Autun Cedex, France
Tel.: +33 (0)3 85 868000 | Fax: +33 (0)3 85 868028
E-mail: autun@autun.com
Web: https://www.autun.com/
Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/VilledAutun/

The Autun Tourist Office
Office de Tourisme d’Autun - Office de Tourisme du Grand Autunois Morvan
Tel.: +33 (0)3 85 868038
Address: 13 rue Général Demetz, 71400 Autun, France
E-mail: welcome@autun-tourisme.com
Web: http://www.autun-tourisme.com/
Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/Offcedetourismdugrandautunoismorvan/

Burgundy Tourism / Comité Régional du Tourisme de Bourgogne-Franche-Comté
Address: BP 20623 – 21006 Dijon Cedex, France
Tel.: +33 (0)3 80 280280 | Fax: +33 (0)3 80 280300
E-mail: info@bfctourisme.com
Web: http://www.bourgogne-tourisme.com/
Facebook : https://www.facebook.com/bourgogne.tourisme

Credits
Image: Legion VIII Augusta
Text sources: Legion VIII Augusta, The Autun Tourist Office

 

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