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Vesunna Gallo-Roman Museum

62 Rue Vesone, 24000 Perigueux, France
05 53 53 42 91
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Ranked #1 of 15 Attractions in Perigueux
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Type: Museums
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English first
Portsmouth, United Kingdom
12 reviews 12 reviews
6 attraction reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
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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Phoenix, Arizona
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10 reviews 10 reviews
6 attraction reviews
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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11 reviews 11 reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
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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London, United Kingdom
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140 reviews 140 reviews
41 attraction reviews
65 helpful votes 65 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 30, 2014

This is a very well designed museum where we learned a lot about Roman life and culture. There were musicians playing during our visit - an unexpected treat.

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263 reviews 263 reviews
103 attraction reviews
112 helpful votes 112 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 3, 2014

This museum built over the dig site offers a glimpse into the past and includes stone buildings and plaster walls and lots of finds.

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Portsmouth, United Kingdom
16 reviews 16 reviews
12 attraction reviews
12 helpful votes 12 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 2, 2014

We came here on a drizzly day in August and was truly impressed with the degree of restoration work which has been carried out on site. We hired a translator each which was invaluable for assisting with explaining what many of the exhibits were. It only cost €1 to hire one and if your french is not great like ours,... More 

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219 reviews 219 reviews
148 attraction reviews
477 helpful votes 477 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 28, 2014

This museum really brings to life what a Roman villa was like. The respectful reconstruction and the helpful exhibits nicely demonstrate the magnitude and lavishness of this Roman residence. They also informatively place this residence in the context of the city and period to which it belonged. The natural light and spacious structure make for a most pleasant ambiance. The... More 

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Chesterfield, United Kingdom
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36 reviews 36 reviews
10 attraction reviews
18 helpful votes 18 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 27, 2014

A real surprise. We'd expected a fairly low key 'a few walls and a bit of old plaster' affair. Couldn't have been more wrong. A stunning dIsplay, very imaginatively presented. Plenty to see, well explained. The English portable translator was clear and gave a choice of depth of information. All staff we met were very pleasant and helpful. A must... More 

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London, United Kingdom
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107 reviews 107 reviews
12 attraction reviews
67 helpful votes 67 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 8, 2014

A really unexpected and quite exceptional museum, built on and around the artefact it's dedicated to. A must visit if you are in the area, but make sure you purchase the audio guide, it was only a euro and essential as all the signage is in French.

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Wokingham, United Kingdom
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22 reviews 22 reviews
16 attraction reviews
10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 4, 2014

A short walk out of the city centre but worth a look and should interest children. Covered remains of a large Roman villa with purpose built walk ways . Video screens give you an idea of what the building would have looked like

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