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. To visit Musee Champollion and other attractions in Figeac, use our Figeac tourist route planner.
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The museum is built around the success of Figeac's Champollion, who was clearly a very smart cookie who helped to unravel the meaning of Egyptian hieroglyphics through the use of the trilingual Rosett... more »
This museum of the history of language and written word located in the old town of Figeac the town of Champollion the man who solved the riddle of hilographic write using the Rosseta stone. The exhibi... more »
We went there because we were very interested in Champollion's deciphering of the hieroglyphics. None of us speak French so we paid for the audio guides, which were almost impossible to use. We were g... more »
Jean-Luc BoulinGreat location, in a beautiful building. Or passionate writings and Egyptology specialists will be filled. For others the content might be a bit too sharp. But in any case, it's worth! Do not miss the place of entries nearby with the transcription of the Rosetta Stone.
Xavier SchattelMuseum full, filled with little things and moved well. A little boring content and lacks a bit of pedagogy, he got to stay focused. Nevertheless a lot to see for a very affordable price.
Sebast77 badabadoSuper Museum to see and to see other families. Affordable rates for a cultural outing.
Caroline Crampont-TurquèsVery interesting! A must see.
Sébastien MartinA museum to discover the history of writing in the world. Very well done, educational and accessible.
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