The Vesunna Museum was created on a site where Gallo-Roman relics were discovered by chance. These include the painted walls of a house that was inhabited from the 1st to the 3rd century.
The museum is located in the southern quarter of Périgueux, formerly the Roman capital of the Gaulish "Pétrocore" people who worshipped the goddess "Vesunna", and was designed by the architect Jean Nouvel.
An amazing testimony to the Gallo-Roman era and the Pétrocores' daily life, it invites you on a journey to the time of the Roman occupation by reconstructing the way people lived back then, from forum to temple, from water supply issues to funeral rites, from meals to body care…
The architecture of the site respects the remains of the "Domus of Vesunna", a listed Historic Monument since 1963: the ancient walls are protected by a vast umbrella.
From the high glass walls, there is a spectacular view of the landscaped park around the Vesunna Tower (Tour de Vésone), and the remains of the 4th-century ramparts.
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