Vesunna Gallo-Roman Museum, Perigueux

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Built around the ruins of a first-century Roman home, Vesunna Gallo-Roman Museum preserves and protects this piece of history, while educating visitors about era. The home and several artifacts from daily life were discovered in 1959. The museum--a glass and steel structure with an umbrella-like roof--opened in 2003. From raised catwalks, you can see models and descriptions of what the house looked like in its heyday. You also can learn about the Roman city that once existed here. Find out how to plan Perigueux trip without stress by asking Inspirock to help create an itinerary.
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  • An interesting site that has a modern glass structure covering the site designed by Jean Nouvel The site is a Romano-Gallo in origin and clearly reflects how a wealthy family lived. It has some impres...  more »
  • exciting for adults, interesting activities for children of the imposing statues, the model of the city, with the existence of the quarries in the place of the place Francheville, amazing mosaics, the reconstitution of the villa with the reproduction in different parts of the ceiling. Signed Museum Jean Nouvel. Banned camera
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  • Wonderful Museum opened on the garden of the Roman ruins of Vesunna. Visit rich and clearly laid out room. Very suitable for school-age children. Passionate and exciting guides. Small friendly shop at the end.
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  • A lovely small museum built on the place of the Roman forum. Must see for those fond of history.
  • Nice modern museum, well presented but no explanation in English hence only 3 stars.
  • Very picturesque town. Nice museum of the romantic ruins. Great produce market as well.
  • A great museum with multi-language audio guide. The modern cover building shelters you from all weathers. Very well preserved walls give you a real impression of how massive this house once was. Lacking in situ floors and mosaics but this is a minor point hence still giving it 5 stars. 2 hours should be enough time to see everything on display
  • Great if you speak French, no translation in English, except for a short movie that is played in the corner of the huge room on the left hand side when you enter the museum (alt. in English and French). I would advise any English speaker to start with the video since it explains the main building stages and the layout of the house. I think the museum should at least prepare a small leaflet in English for foreign visitors

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