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Sunday, January 29, 2017

This is Figeac


And this is a ... letter museum? It's all about alphabets. The city was the home of Jean-Fran├žois Champollion, the first translator of Egyptian hieroglyphics, and this museum is dedicated to him. It features a giant copy of the Rosetta Stone, among other things.

The city hall of Figeac is named for Fran├žois Mitterrand, the longest-term president of France, but I didn't understand what his connection there was.


A typical sidestreet in the heart of Figeac, where we stayed the night.


Carlo alone at our table in the Figeac restaurant where we ate great food.


Looks like it's a good market when it's open. On our way to dinner.


Also on the way to dinner in Figeac (pronounced "FeeJACK") we went by this art class that reminded me of my friend Ann in Virginia. She'd love it here.
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