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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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  • Interesting for lovers of history: the evolution of writing over time. The building itself is worth a visit, especially at night with the lighting of the "magnificent of its façade.
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  • Beautiful museum that develops the origin of Scripture for all humanity. Very interesting and dense. Allow at least three hours for an attentive visit.
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  • The visit is fine. The Museum is the history of the brothers Champollion was quite interesting. The children were able to appreciate this good learning moment. The only "downside" - from our eldest son: he would like more interactive attractions and also a QUIZ at the end of the tour!
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  • 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.
  • 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.
  • 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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  • Wonder. Expected not to find service here. It's fun
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