Things to see and do - Figeac
Unmissable tourist sites
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
Figeac still has a layout dating from the Middle Ages, with interlacing narrow, winding streets, surrounded by a line of boulevards where defensive ditches used to lie. There are numerous 12C, 13C and 14C buildings, in lovely beige sandstone, that op..
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..
Place de la Raison
This little chapel became a place of worship after the Protestants left in 1622. 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..
59 Rue du Faubourg du Pin F - 46100 Figeac
This hotel is located in Figeac, just 600 metres from the Champollion Museum. With a planted garden, it offers rooms equipped with free Wi-Fi and Figeac Train Station is 1.7 km away. All the simply decorated rooms at Le Faubourg feature a TV and a d..
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..
14 Place de l'Estang F - 46100 Figeac
Hôtel Le Quatorze is located in the heart of Figeac and offers free WiFi and a drinks vending machine. There is also a garden and a terrace and some parts of the building date back to the 18th century. Rooms here will provide you with a flat-screen ..
2 avenue Jean-Jaurès F - 46100 Figeac
4 rue 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!
15 rue de Clermont F - 46100 Figeac
The old town is a lovely setting for this pleasant restaurant, the name of which sets the tone. Indeed, quality market produce goes into cooking simple and tasty food, peppered with a few Spanish touches. After all, that is where the chef's origins l..