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Musee Fenaille, Rodez

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See the oldest and largest known menhirs (standing stones) in western Europe at Musee 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. Use our Rodez trip website to arrange your visit to Musee Fenaille and other attractions in Rodez.
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  • In a beautiful building, what a pleasure to discover the beautiful statues-menhirs that walk among us (and even among a whole class of Gambetta de Cahors). The display cases show the objects used by our ancestors in a very satisfactory way. For a first visit, the layout of the rooms is a little tortuous and I probably missed the masterpieces.
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  • Too bad that many statues-menhirs are in the cellars... because there are many. It can be seen in situ in the region of Saint-Affrique, on small roads. You also drink (for the whole Department) among others, many dolmens (more than 1000 recorded already years ago.
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  • Very nice Museum, filled with surprises and very well arranged. Surprising temporary exhibition on giant and dwarves. I highly recommend it
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  • I am not a fan of archaeological museums but it is concise even if it covers a large small, very clear, well presented. The stones engraved, it seems not much, but they are impressive, they have something special...
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  • Very nice Museum, modern and well organized. I was amazed by the menhirs statues, which are very well highlighted. The museum itself is partly in a medieval building with a beautiful courtyard. The 11-euro entrance allows you to see the Soulages Museum and a 3rd Museum in Rodez.
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  • The Aveyron is the French Department that owns the most megalithic sites, and this museum is a killing, apart from the part about Christian religious art that can be found anywhere. The menhirs statues enjoy a light that allows them to be studied from all seams. Beautiful realization this Museum! The current temporary exhibition will allow you to learn a little about Easter Island, but also about the ordinary racism of the 1930s against the Islanders through a documentary video where the traveler explains that a man who spent hours at sculpting a statuette in wood is delighted to swap it for a pack of cigarettes, frankly it's worth it.
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  • Good Museum. Interesting Easter Island temporary Expo. Documentary film less well (passage on transport of a statue really not adapted to the spirit of the exhibition)
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  • It is a place that represents the history of our Department. All our heritage is highlighted, it combines modernity and dynamism.
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