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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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Interesting, but less so if you don't speak French

We had very high expectations for this museum, based on a relative's recommendation, and were somewhat let down, though we still agreed it was worth a visit. The signage and... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed 5 days ago
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NewYork, NY
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11 reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 5 days ago NEW via mobile

We had very high expectations for this museum, based on a relative's recommendation, and were somewhat let down, though we still agreed it was worth a visit. The signage and placards are all in French, and the English audio guide covers only a fraction of what's written. We speak and read enough French that we could hack together a complete... More 

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Pontypridd, United Kingdom
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15 reviews
5 attraction reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

This site gives you the opportunity to see the different changes that have taken place over the history of the site. The use of computer graphics mixed with the physical displays brings the whole site to life. Excellent.

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North of London
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4 reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

We were not expecting to see so much and to learn so much about the Romans in France. We hired the audio guide, but sometimes it was hard to see the logic of the numbering system. We would advise visitors to start downstairs and look at the model which enables one to get a grasp of the overall picture before... More 

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Falkirk, United Kingdom
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

This is an amazing building containing a vast array of Gallo-Roman remains. We paid the extra euro to take an audioguide which gave so much more information than we would have obtained from just looking at the exhibits. Most of the labels are only in French. THere was also an interesting art exhibition.

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Thank Janet P
Edinburgh, Scotland
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54 attraction reviews
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

A nice building which covers some original Roman remains in Perigueux, though I thought some of the displays were not well interpreted. There were lots of pillars, bits of foundations etc with not much explanation (and the audio guide in English was not very forthcoming). A few remnants of mosaics and original wall decorations but there are better examples of... More 

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Surrey
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

An incredibly fun and interesting museum to visit, which is part of the Roman city of Vessuna. It has been uncovered, preserved and restored - with all sorts of interesting historical artifacts from jewelry to cutlery; and tomb stones to mosaics. It is well worth a visit for families and fascinating to learn of this part of Roman history. Do... More 

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Leicestershire, United Kingdom
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 21 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 5, 2016 via mobile

This was a mornings visit to this Roman museum. It is a great site, the French really bring out the best in museums. Clearly labelled with audio backup in English it was brilliant, kids will love the video displays. Truly an inspiring visit.

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Thank Mike S
Bordeaux, France
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 2, 2016

Amazing artifacts and great history, well worth a visit. One down side is the amount of dead birds that have flown into the glass walls, please rectify.

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Farnham, Surrey
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 26 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 23, 2016

Easily one of the best museums I ever visited (and I've visited a few). The idea of building it around the actual Roman town house remains was absolute genius and the design of the place enhances that. Unrestricted views from everywhere and good for an hours wandering (at least). There's no coffee shop though which is a pity. There's on... More 

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Salisbury, United Kingdom
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 139 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 9, 2016

This is an original and interesting museum. It has been built on the site of the roman ruins and is really bright and airy, filled with natural light. The information panels are very informative but are only in French. English audio guides and leaflets are available. On the day we visited we were the only people there so the staff... More 

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