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Musee Champollion, Figeac

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Musee Champollion honors written communication, showcasing the differences and similarities between forms of writing from around the world. Learn about the earliest pictorial graphics, which date back 50,000 years. Explore artifacts from Mesopotamia and Egypt, and admire the logographic writing that features elements of modern alphabets. You'll also have the chance to see ancient cuneiform, hieroglyphs, and ideograms. Trace the development of letters and alphabets throughout history as you look closely at the rare pieces. Inspirock's itinerary builder makes planning a Figeac trip simple and quick.
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  • October 6, 2017
    A very interesting place. Too bad all the explanation are not in English so one has to guess what it is all about.  more »
  • October 6, 2017
    Discover, good site design, playful spirit, over 4 floors. Informative and educational, in short a trip back in time, has visit
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  • September 27, 2017
    Pretty façade and beautiful Museum, though I found the visit very long and a little off-putting: a lot of texts to read, so after a while, you get tired and get... Very beautiful objects to observe. The rooms are small; difficult to access works when there are a lot of people... During our visit, and for two euros in addition to the price of the admission ticket, we have entered the temporary exhibition on music, small but interesting. Several rooms upstairs: access by stairs or elevator.
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  • June 3, 2017
    Nice museum though a little difficult if you don't read french well as most of the info is text based. There are a few Egyptian artifacts on the ground floor but as you go up the building the exhibits are more and more just consisting of photos on the walls! If your mainly concerned with seeing the large stone reproduction & gardens featured in the advertising, they are view-able for free accessed by going down the passage to the left of the museum building.
  • May 17, 2017
    An interesting museum dedicated to Champollion the translator of the Rossetta stone. A bit padded out with the theme of world writing systems, but still worth checking out.
  • April 28, 2017
    Horrible for non french speakers. Interesting topic but badly/poorly presented. If you are going to visit, do take the audio tour to give it some interest
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  • September 2, 2017
    This museum is really extraordinary and more original and very well made, modern architecture Museum is a quite exceptional bravo quality figeac it is very much present and increasingly well documented .we learns many things must of you MPs for all discover and I would surely so it is exciting to know all the history of the writing-3,500 years to the present day. Bravo, and in addition c is given €5. Grow at this price is present. A museum that deserves d be known in the entire France.
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