A wine trader, non-resident member of the CTHS and president of the Société éduenne des lettres, sciences et arts in Autun, Jacques-Gabriel Bulliot was appointed a correspondent of the Commission de Topographie des Gaules (CTG) in 1865.
The excavator of Mont Beuvray
Passionate about his region’s history, Gabriel Bulliot identified Mont Beuvray (Saône-et-Loire) as the site of the ancient Bibracte, the capital of the Aedui people. From 1866, the CTG regularly gave him funding for his work. Between 1867 and 1895 he undertook many excavations, before stepping down and leaving his work to his nephew Joseph Déchelette.