VESUNNA, site-musée gallo-romain

Opening hours

Open

  • Monday Closed
  • Tuesday 09:30 am - 05:30 pm
  • Wednesday 09:30 am - 05:30 pm
  • Thursday 09:30 am - 05:30 pm
  • Friday 09:30 am - 05:30 pm
  • Saturday 10:00 am - 12:30 am 02:30 pm - 06:00 pm
  • Sunday 10:00 am - 12:30 am 02:30 pm - 06:00 pm

Closes at 05:30 pm

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Useful information

Location : In town

Province : White Périgord

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  • English
    • Unique in France. The remains of a rich Gallo-Roman residence in the architecture of Jean Nouvel. Exceptionally highlighted antique collections. A large umbrella hovers above the walls of the "Domus de Vésone" which he protects. A thematic route explains "the city and public life" then "the house and private life". From the museum's mezzanines, a spectacular view opens onto the remains. Beyond, the tall glass walls reveal the landscaped park of the Tour de Vésone and the remains of the rampart from the 4th century. The building is like a window open to the past buried under the modern city.


      Don't forget to watch Nathalie's report in Vesunna ! A great video to make you want to go…


      Opening :
      • October to March : Tuesday to Friday 9:30 am / 12:30 pm and 1:30 pm / 5 pm
      Saturday and Sunday 10 am / 12:30 pm and 2:30 pm / 6 pm
      Closed Mondays, holidays, 1st and 2nd week of January.
      • April, May, June and September: Tuesday to Friday 9:30 am / 5:30 pm
      Saturday, Sunday and holidays : 10 am / 12:30 pm and 2:30 pm / 6 pm
      Closed Mondays, including holiday Mondays.
      • July and August : daily 10 am / 7 pm.

      Prices :
      • full price : 6 €
      • reduced price : 4 €
      • family price : 12 €
      • ambassador card : 12/14 €
      • children - 6 years old, young people from Périgueux - 26 years : free
      • adult groups (20 people) : € 5
      • audio guide, guided tour : supplement € 1.



      Watch our video report in Vesunna, to take advantage of this magnificent architecture and prepare your visit!

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Traveller Reviews

4.5 sur 5 1079 reviews

  • Jan Willem Visser

    3 sur 5 Reviews posted by Jan Willem Visser on 23/08/2020

    Very friendly staff! The museum itself is a beautiful building that houses the exhibition nicely. The pieces on exhibition are not too impressive, especially compared to the Sicilian Villa Romana del Casale, which has a similar feel to it. Interesting to find out Vesunna was quite a big settlement in the 2nd century. The audio guide is excellent. If you are in Perigueux worth a visit, wouldn't recommend a detour.

  • George Davies

    4 sur 5 Reviews posted by George Davies on 21/08/2019

    Amazing piece of architecture covering the impressive villa excavation site offers a brilliant visit to a huge collection of artifacts found in the roman town of Perigeux including columns, jewelry and pottery. Only downsides to the visit were that the villa's layout is not clearly explained and all text in the museum is written in french, though an audio guide was available - but not for all displays. Added bonus of the huge second century roman tower next door, which was apparently centre of a large forum.

  • Marc Messier

    5 sur 5 Reviews posted by Marc Messier on 08/02/2020

    Roman Archeology made accessible! walk right above the vestige of a roman home. An EXCEPTIONAL site. Shouldn't miss it !

Traveller Reviews

4.5 sur 5 559 reviews

  • "Imagine standing here two thousand yeas ago..."

    5 / 5 Reviews posted by eddie365 (Alrewas, United Kingdom) on 26/08/2020

    What a wonderful experience visiting this exceptional Roman villa complex that has been excavated and expertly enveloped in a weatherproof building. The space is light and airy, the attention to...

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  • "Exceptional display of Roman Gallo times"

    5 / 5 Reviews posted by mitch w (Bordeaux, France) on 17/07/2020

    Really a well done museum. Ancient site of a Roman villa, this is a wonderful experience. It was discovered 1959 when excavation began. The actual museum we see today was completed in 2003. The...

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  • "Excellently presented Roman site"

    5 / 5 Reviews posted by Anne D (Cahors, France) on 29/10/2019

    The remains of a huge Roman villa are laid out in front of you. With the audio aid you are taken through the history of the villa and the different stages of its development. There are various...

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Address

Parc de Vésone
20 Rue 26ème Régiment d'Infanterie
24000 Périgueux

GPS coordinates

45° 10'46.42"N, 0° 42'47.55"E

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