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Musee Champollion, Figeac
(4.2/5 based on 240+ reviews on the web)
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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  • Very beautiful Museum and very educational. It's really a chance to have a Museum of such quality for a small town like Figeac. The collections are rich and the Museum is very complete, clear and didactic. You will learn everything you need to know about the discovery of writing, their transcription...
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  • A well curated museum with plenty of informative exhibits about the history of language and the written word. Champollion was an exceptional man to have cracked the code and this is reflected in the m...  more »
  • Do if you want to know a little more about writing, its history and its journey through time
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  • Great 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.
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  • Museum 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.
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  • Super Museum to see and to see other families. Affordable rates for a cultural outing.
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  • Very interesting! A must see.
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  • A museum to discover the history of writing in the world. Very well done, educational and accessible.
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