Figeac The Essential
Recommended
Nestled on the right bank of the Célé, Figeac developed on the border of the Auvergne and Haut-Quercy regions. As a regional crossroads, it has a rich history (including the rare privilege of minting royal coins), as is borne out by the architecture of its tall sandstone buildings, merchant houses and town houses, dating mostly from the 12C-15C. It also owes its fame to the illustrious scholar Champollion, who was born here in 1790, an event commemorated by the museum named after him.

Must see

Michelin's recommendations for Figeac
Figeac's old quarter
Figeac's old quarter
Figeac still has a layout dating from
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Musée Champollion - Egyptology and the History of Writing
Musée Champollion - Egyptology and the History of Writing
This museum dedicated to Jean-François
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Hôtel de la Monnaie
Hôtel de la Monnaie
This 13C building is typical of Figeac's
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Notre-Dame-de-Pitié chapel
Notre-Dame-de-Pitié chapel
This little chapel became a place of
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Place des Écritures square
Place des Écritures square
Inaugurated in 1991, set in a 13C
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