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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 roman villa in a glass box

this museum is a perfect frame for the roman architecture it encloses. Natural lighting sets off all the exhibits.

4 of 5 starsReviewed August 24, 2015
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New York City, New York
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40 reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 24, 2015 NEW

this museum is a perfect frame for the roman architecture it encloses. Natural lighting sets off all the exhibits.

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Tunis
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 24, 2015 NEW

This museum is just the right size and is a beautiful mix of ancient and contemporary architecture ! An absolut must see in Périgueux.

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Marmande, France
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 20, 2015

I found this visit disappointing- having become used to excellent guides and informative audio information I found this visit dry and without inspiration. I think I would have enjoyed it more if we had walked past the exhibit straight to the remains of the villa and looked at and talked about the main event. The vdu 's around the main... More 

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Liverpool
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 48 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 18, 2015

I am interested in the Roman era and the museum does a very good job of being educational without being boring or going on too long. The villa itself does the talking assisted by exhibits and displays which are just about right

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County Durham, United Kingdom
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 7, 2015

The day was cloudy, we thought lets see what the Romans got up to in France, so decided to visit the museum. Generally I would sum it up by saying it was ok, we spent a good hour looking around. I would say go if you are in the area and you have nothing better to do but don't expect... More 

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Corona, California
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 15 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 4, 2015

We enjoyed visiting this Roman site. There is a tower outside the museum and inside the museum the a villa footprint is covered with Plexiglas. Again, most descriptions were in French and they did not sell an English Guidebook. We rented an audio tour in English. Bring your camera and comfortable shoes. We really enjoyed seeing the mural fragments and... More 

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SW France
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 27, 2015

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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London, United Kingdom
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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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