To Your Health, Caesar! Wine and the Gauls

From May 18th to October 16th 2011

From May 18 to October 16, 2011

With its To Your Health, Caesar!  Wine and the Gauls exhibition, Pointe-à-Callière celebrates one of the oldest and most splendid of all human accomplishments:  wine!

This precious liquid, whose story is mixed up with that of human civilizations, helped shape some of the world’s leading societies. And while quality wine of all kinds graces our modern-day tables, there is much to learn about it.

Close to 200 items from some twenty lenders, including some leading Canadian, North American and French institutions — one of them the prestigious Louvre Museum — and private collections, will guide visitors along the fascinating “wine road” from its earliest days, with special attention to the birth of wine making in Gaul (modern-day France). 

The vast array of splendid objects displayed in Montréal will include some rare objects and masterpieces revealing the sacred dimensions of wine, its uses and the main steps involved in producing it.

A fascinating voyage through time and space awaits everyone who enjoys archaeology, history … and wine. To your health, Caesar!

This major exhibition is being produced with the kind participation of the museums of Roman Gaul in Lyon-Fourvière and Saint-Romain-en-Gal-Vienne, and marks the 20th anniversary of the twinning arrangement between the museums of Roman Gaul and Pointe-à-Callière.

Win a trip to Gaul
The contest is over. Congratulations to our winner, Ms. Jocelyne Hervieux from Laval. She will enjoy a 10 days/9 nights trip for 2 in the Rhône-Alpes region.

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