What is Ave Bagacum ?
Created in 1994, the Ave Bagacum association then aimed to animate the city of Bavay (France - 59) and highlight its heritage. The inhabitants of the city did not wish to see the ruins of one of the largest forums of the Roman Empire fall into oblivion, that of a city at the crossroads of major Roman roads and capital of the Nervians: BAGACUM
Almost 25 years later, the association has evolved a lot and is now, along with others, one of the major groups in the ancient French reconstruction. Invited to many European events, AVE BAGACUM brings knowledge and know-how with seriousness and humility while defending a certain living vision of our passion.
In 2019, the association begins a major turning point in its history by leaving Bavay to settle in the Cambrai region. Now located in the town of Rue-des-Vignes, we are now working in close collaboration with its Archéosite and its experts.
Strong principles to open up
a window on the past
Our project :
Immerse yourself in the daily life of a Roman legion.
Via an immersive pedagogy we immerse our visitors in the daily reality of the Roman. Along with our civilians and legionaries, the public will discover the concerns, hopes, fears and beliefs of a rich and complex society.