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Vesunna Gallo-Roman Museum

20 Rue du 26e Regiment d'Infanterie | Parc de Vésone, 24000, Perigueux, France
+33 5 53 53 00 92
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Excellent, unique musem

The main part of this museum is a covered, partially excavated Roman villa roughly 2000 years old... read more

Reviewed 1 week ago
Pharon L
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San Jose, California
Unique visit to excavation site

Really interesting museum, very well laid out to make the most of the excavation. All the... read more

Reviewed 2 weeks ago
CatJoeLiverpool
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Liverpool, United Kingdom
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UNIQUE ARCHAEOLOGICAL SITE Visit a unique museum in France which is protecting a vast gallo-roman house vestiges, the Vésone Domus. Opened since 2003, in the heart of archaeological and plants park, Vesunna offers a 3000 m2 itinerary of permanent presentation of antique Perigueux. AN ARCHITECTURE BY JEAN NOUVEL Jean Nouvel the building project architect has completed a great number of works throughout the world. He is in particular the architect of the Quai Branly museum in Paris. A large umbrella, which is protecting the antic walls, floats above it. From the mezzanines, an impressive view opens onto the vestiges. Further on, the high glass walls reveal the landscaped gardens of the Vesone Tower and the IVth century rampart vestiges. The building is like a window onto the past which is buried under the modern city.
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20 Rue du 26e Regiment d'Infanterie | Parc de Vésone, 24000, Perigueux, France
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Reviewed 1 week ago

The main part of this museum is a covered, partially excavated Roman villa roughly 2000 years old. There are great explanations of the different parts of the villa. There are other independent displays from the same period.

Thank Pharon L
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Really interesting museum, very well laid out to make the most of the excavation. All the interpretation is in French so the audio guides (for an extra euro) are definitely worthwhile and you get a lot more information. We spent a rainy morning here but...More

Thank CatJoeLiverpool
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

This is a very interesting museum which provides excellent information about the exhibits with an English audio guide. The remnants of the ancient house and the extensive range of very interesting artifacts are very well displayed in a superb modern building.

Thank sydneysider48
Reviewed 16 June 2017

I would have enjoyed more of the rings, household pieces and wasn't so interested in seeing so many repeats of pieces of columns. Free parking nearby was good. Handicap reduced fee was helpful.

Thank Dap66
Reviewed 9 June 2017 via mobile

This site is placed over the excavated ruins of a 2nd and 3rd century Roman villa. The presentation is very good and the have an English audio guide. Google Translate also works well if used to read the signage with your camera feature as the...More

Thank cmayfield510
Reviewed 30 May 2017

A fantastic museum if you love Roman sites like we do. The artifacts, mosaics and wall paintings are fabulous. Except for a school group, we had the museum to ourselves. Get the audio in English. It is worth it.

Thank vdempsey
Reviewed 29 April 2017

Small but well organized museum, very didactic and easy to visit with kids. You have autoguides in french, english and dutch. All is written in French, if you understand it's very interesting in order to understand some antique mechanisms. I would start the visit by...More

Thank Oz Z
Reviewed 15 April 2017 via mobile

We had a day in Perigueux from our base in Bergerac. €2 per person to catch the bus - without needing to book - started the day off well. A bit over an hour to get there was a nice drive through the countryside. We...More

Thank Heather M
Reviewed 30 March 2017

I enjoyed the museum more because it was a hot day and I needed a toilet. The museum was reasonably close to the train station and not that far from the (chocolates!) shopping area. Just keep walking uphill (right) from the train station. Eventually you...More

Thank rob2269
Reviewed 14 February 2017

We learned in world history a very little about Roman Occupation in Gaul. This museum brings those lessons home. The museum is a architectural delight, especially the attention to lighting that is effective but not obtrusive. We used the audio program and enjoyed that we...More

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