Alise-Sainte-Reine, a village in the Upper Côte-d'Or, is the site of the famous battle between Vercingetorix and Caesar's armies. The name of this town bears witness to two great historical events. Alesia, where Vercingetorix, in 52 BC, resisted the siege of the Roman army for two long months.
It is also Sainte Reine, because the village was the scene of the legend of Reyne, a young girl who in 253, refused to give in to the advances of a Roman governor and paid for it with her life.
Finally, this village saw the birth of Felix Kir, the other child of the country. Walking through the streets of this village, you will find the house where he was born on January 22, 1876, near the hospital Sainte-Reyne, dating from the 17th century and the spring Sainte-Reine. He died in 1968 and is buried in the communal cemetery.
Let yourself be taken on a tour of this village through the streets reminiscent of the imprint of all these illustrious characters. Here the statue of Vercingetorix and the shadow of a battle, there a spring and the chapel, witnesses of the myth of Queen, young girl educated in the Christian faith, without forgetting the excavations.
You can also discover this village on foot, on horseback or by mountain bike, along the hiking trails that you can follow as walkers or athletes, with your family or friends.
Restaurants, gîtes, shops and craftsmen will also be able to hold you for a day or a stay.
Then, go back down to the MuséoParc Alésia, a place not to be missed, to better understand this village, which witnessed the famous battle that Caesar fought against the Gallic insurgents led by Vercingetorix. Welcome to all and enjoy your visit.