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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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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.

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

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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Portsmouth, United Kingdom
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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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London, United Kingdom
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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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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
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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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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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