City of art and history. Figeac has a close relationship with the famous Egyptologist
Jean-François Champollion and two of the city’s landmarks:
- The Champollion Museum – writing the world :
Set up in the Egyptologist’s family home. It brings together collections
of writing objects and characters from all over the world, expressing the wonderful
cultural diversity. The museum opens onto the city with a “1000” façade.
letters”, all in copper and glass, creating signs of light on coloured floors
showrooms. A fascinating journey in which Champollion is both hero and villain.
and the guide
- The place of writing :
Your footsteps will then lead you to a place with an exotic fragrance. A huge slab of
black granite with hieroglyphs covers the entire square. It represents the
“Rosetta Stone”, the fragment of an Egyptian stele that enabled Champollion to
(1790-1832) to decipher the writing of the Pharaohs.