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Musée Champollion : Les Ecritures du Monde

Address

Place Champollion
46100 Figeac

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About

The birthplace of the famous decipherer of hieroglyphs is devoted to the history of the writings of the world and to Egyptology. From Mexico to China, via the Mediterranean, the museum's collection recounts the great adventure of writing.

The Champollion museum, housed in the former birthplace of Jean-François Champollion, a famous decipherer of hieroglyphs, is also dedicated to the history of the writings of the world. The collections from all over the world present the richness and diversity of the cultures of yesterday and today which, more than 5000 years ago, invented and practiced writing using the first tools and signs. The approximately six hundred objects presented relate the journey of writing along the routes of merchants or conquerors, and the evolution of its layout, according to the hand, from the scribes to the present day.
The visit continues in the Place des Scriptures, a reproduction of the Rosetta Stone, overlooked by terraced gardens planted with Egyptian papyrus.

We speak: English, Spanish

Location details

  • In the city

Visit

Minimum group size: 10 person(s)

Maximum group size: 10 person(s)

Customers

  • For all
  • Childhood

Visit languages

  • English

Opening

Opening hours from January 01 to January 15, 2023
Tuesday Open from 14 p.m. to 17:30 p.m.
Wednesday Open from 14 p.m. to 17:30 p.m.
Thursday Open from 14 p.m. to 17:30 p.m.
Friday Open from 14 p.m. to 17:30 p.m.
Saturday Open from 14 p.m. to 17:30 p.m.
Sunday Open from 14 p.m. to 17:30 p.m.
Closed on January 1 and from January 16 to 31.
Opening hours from 01 February to 31 March 2023
Tuesday Open from 10:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. and from 14 p.m. to 18 p.m.
Wednesday Open from 10:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. and from 14 p.m. to 18 p.m.
Thursday Open from 10:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. and from 14 p.m. to 18 p.m.
Friday Open from 10:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. and from 14 p.m. to 18 p.m.
Saturday Open from 10:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. and from 14 p.m. to 18 p.m.
Sunday Open from 10:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. and from 14 p.m. to 18 p.m.
Opening hours from April 01 to June 30, 2023
Tuesday Open from 10:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. and from 14 p.m. to 18 p.m.
Wednesday Open from 10:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. and from 14 p.m. to 18 p.m.
Thursday Open from 10:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. and from 14 p.m. to 18 p.m.
Friday Open from 10:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. and from 14 p.m. to 18 p.m.
Saturday Open from 10:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. and from 14 p.m. to 18 p.m.
Sunday Open from 10:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. and from 14 p.m. to 18 p.m.
Open on Easter and Pentecost Mondays, Closed on May 1
Opening hours from July 01 to August 31, 2023
Monday Open from 10:30 a.m. to 18:30 p.m.
Tuesday Open from 10:30 a.m. to 18:30 p.m.
Wednesday Open from 10:30 a.m. to 18:30 p.m.
Thursday Open from 10:30 a.m. to 18:30 p.m.
Friday Open from 10:30 a.m. to 18:30 p.m.
Saturday Open from 10:30 a.m. to 18:30 p.m.
Sunday Open from 10:30 a.m. to 18:30 p.m.
Opening hours from September 01 to October 31, 2023
Tuesday Open from 10:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. and from 14 p.m. to 18 p.m.
Wednesday Open from 10:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. and from 14 p.m. to 18 p.m.
Thursday Open from 10:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. and from 14 p.m. to 18 p.m.
Friday Open from 10:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. and from 14 p.m. to 18 p.m.
Saturday Open from 10:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. and from 14 p.m. to 18 p.m.
Sunday Open from 10:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. and from 14 p.m. to 18 p.m.
Opening hours from November 01 to March 31, 2024
Tuesday Open from 14 a.m. to 18 p.m.
Wednesday Open from 14 a.m. to 18 p.m.
Thursday Open from 14 a.m. to 18 p.m.
Friday Open from 14 a.m. to 18 p.m.
Saturday Open from 14 a.m. to 18 p.m.
Sunday Open from 14 a.m. to 18 p.m.
Closed on December 25 and January 1, 2023 Early closing on December 24 and 31 at 16:00 p.m. 2023 Annual closing from January 16 to 31, 2024

Prices

Prices Min. Max.
Individual adult - Full price
5 € -
Equipment rental
3 € -
Adult group
4 € -
Student - Reduced
2.5 € -
Individual adult - Full price
5 € -
Equipment rental
3 € -
Adult group
4 € -
Student - Reduced
2.5 € -

Payment method

  • Credit card
  • Cash
  • Check

Services

Equipments

  • Benefit - Fully covered
  • Access for disabled

Services

Activities on site

  • Museum

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