Things to see and do - Figeac
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Figeac Travel guide
Figeac : Michelin's recommendations
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.
Tourist attractions Figeac : Things to see and do
Place de la Raison F - 46100 Figeac
The fortified medieval centre of Figeac retains evidence of its thriving past in the architecture of its houses. The local material, beige sandstone, makes the buildings particularly bright. Typical 13C, 14C and 15C architectural elements include lar..
pl. Champollion F - 46100 Figeac
This museum dedicated to Jean-François Champollion occupying the 13C house where he was born has been extended with a new building that triples the exhibition space. Now, as well as focusing on Champollion, his work and Egyptology (sarcophagi, mummie..
pl. de la Raison F - 46100 Figeac
This little chapel became a place of worship after the Protestants left in 1623. Its most striking feature is the highly decorated interior consisting mainly of carved and painted wood. It is believed to be work of Figeac master sculptors, the Delcla..
14 Place de l'Estang F - 46100 Figeac
2, Avenue Jean Jaurès F - 46100 Figeac
Located in the heart of the historical town of Figeac, overlooking river Célé, The Best Western Le Pont d'Or, enjoys a typical Quercy atmosphere in an elegant setting. Housed within the walls of an ancient 13th century building, the hotel combines m..
51 Allee Victor Hugo F - 46100 FIGEAC
In the heart of the Lot region, at Figeac, city of art and history located on the road to Saint-Jacques-de-Compostelle. This former relay of post of the 18th century shelters a character hotel with air-conditioning. At the restaurant â€œLa table de M..
2 av. Jean-Jaurès F - 46100 Figeac
4 r. Boutaric F - 46100 Figeac
This restaurant is located at the heart of the medieval city, in the former guardroom of the château du Viguier. It has a high ceiling with painted beams, a carved chimney piece... and rather more modern cuisine!