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Figeac Guide

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Located on the river Célé, 44 miles (71kms) east of Cahors, in southwestern France, Figeac is a beautiful town featuring a well-preserved medieval centre. This spot isn't overloaded with tourism, offering visitors just a few sights and museums. In the Middle Ages, Figeac became a hub for tanning, which explains why numerous houses have open-sided wooden galleries on their top floors, that were once used for drying skins or other products.

Roads take you directly into the town centre and to Place Vival, with the impressive 13th century Hotel de la Monnaie that is now home to Figeac's tourist office. The streets that fan out northwards are lined with plentiful charming buildings from the medieval and classical eras, both stone and half-timbered and ornamented with lovely carvings and colonnettes.

The house at 4 Impasse Champollion is the birthplace of Jean-François Champollion who managed to crack Egyptian hieroglyphics by decoding the triple transcript of the Rosetta Stone. Presently, this building contains a most appealing museum that is devoted to his life and work. A further attraction in Figeac is the Church of St-Sauveur near the tourist office, with its wonderful Gothic chapter house adorned with dramatic 17th century carved wood panels that show the life of Christ.

Public transportation in Figeac is restricted which can make it difficult for tourists to get around. We recommend you consider car hire in order to make your stay in Figeac as pleasant as possible. We provide low-cost car hire which can be easily booked online.

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