Espace d’Archéologie Industrielle du Donjon de Gouzon


This 12th century dungeon. restored houses a museum space on four levels (Museum of France label). The vertical movement is ensured by an elevator, public order of the Delegation for Plastic Arts, work of the architect designer Sylvain Dubuisson. The industries of the Chauvinois country are evoked from the Neolithic to the present day through the eyes of the archaeologist: stone and quarries in the Chauvinois basin; the earth and the manufacture of ceramics evoking the history of the Chauvigny porcelain factory.

The exhibition "Living with the gods" (2nd level) takes you back to Roman times and shows you ceramics, statues, sculptures... found in the Gué-de-Sciaux sanctuary (Antigny, 86). Touch tablets are available to visitors (subject to availability) to complete the visit.

Practical information

French, English


Conditions of visit: Free visit, Guided visit by appointment only
Languages ​​spoken for the visit: French, English

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Further information

Location: Near TER access (train, coach), In the city centre, In town
Type of site/monument/small heritage: Castle, Dungeon
Museum themes: Archaeology, Modern/contemporary art, History, Industry
Type of additional equipment: Site / monument, Guided tour of town, village
Services : Shop
Facilities: Coach parking
Activity: Workshop for children, Conferences, Temporary exhibitions
Payment Methods: Payment cards, Bank and postal cheques, Holiday vouchers, Cash
Industrial Archeology Space of the Donjon de Gouzon
Dungeon Square
the medieval heart of the village