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Musée Fenaille, Rodez

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See the oldest and largest known menhirs (standing stones) in western Europe at Musée Fenaille. Explore this museum of archaeology and history and marvel at the collection of human-sized menhirs sculpted more than 5,000 years ago. Learn about the statues, Rodez and Rouergue in the Middle Ages, and the Renaissance from interactive terminals, audiovisual shows, models, and drawings. Join a guided tour, available daily in English, or do a self-guided tour with the available free brochure. Add Musée Fenaille and other attractions to your Rodez trip itinerary using our Rodez travel itinerary planner.
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  • A very well presented museum on 3 different levels, (lift). The first time I've seen original menhirs, dated 5,000 years old! Great souvenir photo opportunities in the medieval part.  more »
  • If you come to Rodez, you you must visit the Fenaille Museum, which reserves a lot of very very nice surprises. Just personally, I am conquered by the exceptional statues-menhirs, carved 5,000 years ago. They are as moving as they are beautiful and very well developed on the third floor of the museum dedicated to them. They should not leave you indifferent. The other levels of the Museum are also provided in beautiful pieces representative of life and the history of the region during the ages (Keystone, mosaics, Roman statues, sarcophagi, medieval wooden statues painted, tapestries, jewelry, guns, and many others). Everything is very cleverly exposed with small teaching films very well made for the young and the old. In addition to the relics and works of art that it contains such a setting, the Fenaille Museum, composed of two beautifully restored mansions, is only a little gem. I remember my surprise when I entered the part dedicated to the medieval period. What a joy for the eyes are these passageways around the inner courtyard. You will understand that I am literally under the charm of this Museum! And, in view of all the assets that are his, I'm very surprised that there not yet the fame it deserves! Visitors should come by buses figure it out. Go there with your eyes closed and above all, once checked in, open the great! You can not be disappointed!
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  • Clearly this museum is very well done and allows to have a complete and synthetic vision of the local history. In particular, a light high for the 3rd floor
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  • I like the Museum, the building is very beautiful, especially the inner courtyard. He visited fast, perhaps too fast.
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  • One of the most beautiful museums of France: sober, relevant and enjoyable. And especially for its incredible collection of statues-menhirs very well highlighted. Superb!
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  • Beautiful and relaxing
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