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Vesunna Gallo-Roman Museum

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Address: 62 Rue Vesone, 24000 Perigueux, France
Phone Number: 05 53 53 42 91
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A must do when visiting Perigueux

One of my favourite museums , not only for the history but also for the architecture that surrounds it. A must do when planning a visit to Perigueux.

4 of 5 starsReviewed July 27, 2015
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 27, 2015 NEW

One of my favourite museums , not only for the history but also for the architecture that surrounds it. A must do when planning a visit to Perigueux.

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 26, 2015

The museum is about a 15-minute walk from the centre of modern Périgueux. It's worth the detour as the museum is interesting and, like the other reviewers have said, built on top of a part of the old Gallo-Roman town, Versunna. We followed a tour - only available in French - conducted by a very knowledgeable guide. He explained the... More 

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brooklyn
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 3, 2015

The museum is interesting and has several artifacts you cannot see anyplace else. Only negative was the lack of air conditioning making the space unnecessarily hot and stuffy. Even a couple of good Big A## Fans would have helped...

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Providence, Rhode Island
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 28, 2015

We visited this museum for a second time and very much enjoyed it once again. It is beautifully designed with its glass flooring so that the intriguing excavations of the city below can be clearly viewed. It transports one back to when this Gallo-Roman city existed and thrived. The amazing artifacts on display are so telling of the very advanced... More 

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Pudsey, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 22, 2015

Visited on a Friday afternoon, quite a good museum, and well laid out around the central Roman villa ruins. Worth a visit to get an understanding of the Roman history of the area.

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Brighton, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 7, 2015

The Versunna Museum is built around the excavation of a Roman Villa. It is well presented and shows how ancient and modern can work very well together. Educational and interesting it shows a facet of the diversity of the history of Perigord / Dordogne area. A city under a city it shows the importance of the Gallo - Roman settlement.... More 

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Belfast, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 18, 2015

Spent the day in this museum. The weather was hot and it was great to be in the shade. Lots of information and artefacts with a portable translator. Some of the videos are also very informative and the walk outside around the tower gives a better sense of dimensions. Not to be missed

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 12, 2014

Found this a really interesting museum, explaining how the town of Perigueux developed during the Gallo-Roman era. Lots of artefacts to look at, especially stonework and statues. Some nice models of the town also give a great perspective. Plus the amazing foundations of an ancient Roman building on the ground floor. The audioguide tour (English available) was really informative. I'd... More 

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed December 10, 2014

The museum was closed the day we were there, but walking the grounds around the existing Roman tower was interesting anyway. It is about a 6 block walk from the center of town, but it was an enjoyable walk. The museum, from what we could tell through the windows, is mainly to show the excavation work. Regardless, it is an... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 7, 2014

I thoroughly enjoyed the Vesunna Museum. First, they have headphones available in most many languages that simply require inputting a number that corresponds to the display you are looking at. If your French is nonexistent, this more than enables you to fully enjoy all that is being presented. Built over the ruins of an old Roman site you get an... More 

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Address: 62 Rue Vesone, 24000 Perigueux, France
Phone Number: 05 53 53 42 91
Location: Europe  >  France  >  Aquitaine  >  Dordogne  >  Perigueux

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