Figeac Museum of History

 

Figeac Museum of History

The museum of History, adjacent to the recently renovated reception rooms of the Seminary, exhibits physical elements relating the history of the town and surrounding area as well as artefacts brought back from their travels by various donors. It illustrates the spirit of a collector of curiosities ranging from paintings by the artist Pierre Daura, and presidential gifts to Georges Pompidou (a carved elephant tusk and Moroccan fantasia saddles) to weapons, natural history, minerals, fossils and prehistoric tools. A portrait of the founder of the seminary Antoine de Laborie and furniture from the sacristy of the church Notre Dame du Puy are a reminder of the 17th century in Figeac.

Practical information
Courtyard of Le Puy church, access via rue Victor Delbos.
Opening times : July and August daily from 2.30 pm to 6.30 pm.
Groups by appointment, contact Musée Champollion +33 (0)5 65 59 31 08
Guided tour : 7th July to 1st September – Sundays at 10.30 am (1h 30m) .
Other times : open on request, contact Musée Champollion +33 (0)5 65 50 31 08

A museum in keeping with the town