Listed as an Art and History city for 20 years, Figeac is an ancient rural and commercial town with a rich history and architecture.
A famous person was born here: Jean-François Champollion. Who was he?
You’ll find out if you visit the Champollion-World Writing Museum (but here’s a clue, he made a major discovery connected to hieroglyphs).
Some people might say there is nothing to see in this town, no castles, no caves… but instead you’ll find a special atmosphere and spirit in such everyday living spaces as the Medieval Merchants’ House, the market squares and the covered markets, Saint Saviour’s church, the Puy hill or the banks of the Célé.
Figeac lies between the Quercy plateau, the Lot valley and the foothills of the Massif Central, so there is a wide variety of scenery to discover. But also a rich and diverse culinary heritage: on the Figeac market places you’ll find cabécou cheese, foie gras, confit, mushrooms, fresh-water fish, and also truffles and saffron.
It’s an ideal place for you and your family to discover Lot’s traditions, history and daily life.
From Payrac, it takes under an hour (about 50 minutes) to reach Figeac.
For more information: http://www.tourism-figeac.com/