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Vesunna Gallo-Roman Museum

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Address: 62 rue de Vesone, 24000, Perigueux, France
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+33 5 53 53 42 91
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Ancient Rome in Gaul

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... read more

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Denver
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

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 could get a minimum of information about a way point or choose to dive for... More 

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Perigueux, France
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 weeks ago

Vesuna is worth visiting even if you are not interested in history. There is so much to see from the ruins, recovered structures and excellent interpretation models to funeraria, glass, metal, jewellery and reconstructed mosaics. Currently (Jan 2017) there is a temporary exhibition of Roman food and markets including tactile displays set up mainly for children. All exhibits are described... More 

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Hull
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 21 October 2016

Excellent museum of Roman Villa and various artefacts. Limited amount in English. Some good visual displays

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 13 October 2016 via mobile

It's astonishing that during a construction dig that there discovered an entire roman village buried underneath in the medieval town of Perigueux. That amazing archaeological find was then preserved with a glass structure designed by world renowned architect, Jean Nouvel who's the local son of the region. The unique nature of this museum is that it allows guests walking on... More 

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London, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 13 October 2016

To echo most other reviewers, if you are interested in history then this is a brilliant museum. The modern glass building looks exquisite from outside, and has a lovely tranquil feel inside, allowing lots of light in to set off the villa and exhibits. There were very few visitors when we visited, a weekday in September. The audio devices are... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 29 September 2016

Curiously, although we spent more than five years living nearby, and Perigueux was our main shopping centre, we never discovered the Roman museum on the other side of the railway tracks until returning to our old haunts for a holiday, this summer. We knew it was there, as there are ample signs, and you can hardly have missed seeing the... More 

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Zurich, Switzerland
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 21 September 2016

Striking contrast between the Roman era ruins under a hood by the famous architect Jean Nouvel. Especially well done scale models of Roman houses and other buildings

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 10 September 2016 via mobile

This spectacular modern glass Museum designed by Jean Nouvel has not only enhanced but preserved the remains of the villa from the Gallo-Roman fortified village. The upper level of museum provides you an excellent view of the overall layout of the villa. On the lower level, there are elevated walkways that allow you to fully explore the remains of villa.... More 

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Perth, Australia
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 September 2016 via mobile

Very good exhibit - can't understand why there are criticisms about the lack of English translation - we hired an audio guide and it was fine. We spent 1.5 hrs here and it was worth every Euro.

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 24 August 2016 via mobile

Actually this is more of a large compound not a just a house. There is an audio guide that helps explain what you are looking at and some insight into the Roman way of life. There are amazing wall murals, mosaic floors and numerous artifacts including pottery and kitchenware. It is surprising that these remains were buried for hundreds of... More 

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