Welcome to the site of the Amis d'Uxellodunum, Puy d'Issolud
... is the famous stronghold where the troops of the Gauls, including those who escaped the battle of Alesia, under siege by Julius Caesar and his legions, fought the last battle for the independence of Gaul.
Puy d'Issolud, a major historical site of France, was officially declared to be the site of Uxellodunum on 26 avril 2001 by the Minister of Culture at a press conference with
Michel Vaginay (Conservateur au Service Régional de l'Archéologie à Toulouse)
and Christian Goudineau (professeur au Collège de France).
The Association of the Amis d'Uxellodunum, Puy d'Issolud was created in 2001. Voir Association.
Exhibition from 2017 onwards in the Raymondie Museum, Martel
The last battle of the Gallic Wars at Puy d'Issolud
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Jean-Claude Requier, Jean Launay et Jean-Pierre Girault
Chevalier de l'ordre des Arts et des Lettres : Ceremony 17th May 2013 at Carennac.
Jean-Pierre is the archeologist responsible for the recent excavations at the site of the Loulié spring which led to the site being recognised officially as the site of the battle of Uxellodunum. He is also author of a number of books on many aspects of the archeology of Lot.
His 2005 publication describes the habitat of the Gauls and Gallo-Romans in the Dordogne valley as revealed by research in 80 communes of Lot and Corrèze. Many traces of the habitat of this period do exist, but most would remain unknown if this inventory had not been produced by a small group of historians and archeologists. Fifteen enlightened professionals and volunteers joined in the work undertaken over almost a half-century by Jean-Pierre Girault.
Where is the site of Uxellodunum?
Puy d'Issolud is situated in the communes of Vayrac and St Denis les Martel, in the north of the department of Lot (46), region Midi-Pyrénées.