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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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Impressive museum well worth a visit

After visiting a fair number of Roman sites it was refreshing to see such a wonderful display. The... read more

Reviewed 1 week ago
Great museum to visit.

This is a excellently displayed museum. It is a covered Roman villa with plenty of walkways so you... read more

Reviewed 28 August 2017
Bristol, 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
+33 5 53 53 00 92
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Reviewed 1 week ago

After visiting a fair number of Roman sites it was refreshing to see such a wonderful display. The facility is a large building that allows the artifacts and remains of the buildings to be displayed to there full potential, protected from the weather and elements....More

Thank Rogersmax1
Reviewed 28 August 2017

This is a excellently displayed museum. It is a covered Roman villa with plenty of walkways so you can see different parts of the building. There are a couple of floors with displays of different exhibits, which are really interesting. There are also attractive grounds...More

Thank Sheils48
Reviewed 11 August 2017 via mobile

The Périgord is not a part of France rich with Roman ruins, but Périgueux is an exception. The remains of a Roman villa have been unearthed and protected, and are the showpiece of the Vesuna museum. The museum does a good job of explaining the...More

Thank Guillaume R
Reviewed 9 August 2017

A great place to visit. Much of the exhibit is under glass so the weather outside does not matter. All is accessible to those with mobility issues. Not perfect but available. Good signage in French and English. Easy to understand and absolutely fascinating. Well worth...More

Thank heim2yankel
Reviewed 13 July 2017

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 5 July 2017

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 29 June 2017

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
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19 July 2017|
Response from MuseeVesunna | Property representative |
Sorry but dogs are not allowed inside museum, except for blind people's dogs. Thanks.
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