Top Attractions in Figeac, Episode 143

Categories: Off the Beaten Track in France, Toulouse Area

This episode features our frequent and very popular guest Elyse Rivin. If you enjoy her episodes, please consider supporting her on Patreon.

Today, Elyse and Annie want you to meet someone amazing. Let's see if you can guess who it is: He changed linguistics forever. He was an Egyptologist. He was born in Figeac, France, a small town in the Southwest.

Did you guess Jean-François Champollion? That's correct! Champollion is the reason most people visit Figeac today. Either that or they have a job in aeronautics. Figeac is a small town in the middle of nowhere, completely off the beaten track, but we wanted to tell you about the top attractions in Figeac today because we happen to love it and we want to share. The Champollion Museum is also outstanding and we tell you why in the episode. Enjoy!


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Discussed in this Episode

  • Champolion
  • Egyptology
  • Figeac
  • Top Attractions in Figeac
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If you enjoyed this episode, you should also listen to related episode(s):

  • Episode 43 (50 minutes west of Figeac)
  • Episode 62 (1h10m west of Figeac)
  • Episode 147 (1h20m south of Figeac)

Let's Review

Figeac is wonderful for people who are interested in ancient Egypt and want to go off the beaten track in France. Figeac is a great place to spend a day, visit an outstanding museum and enjoy the local food and wine.

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Categories: Off the Beaten Track in France, Toulouse Area