Champollion Museum

The Adventure of WritingA thousand signs contemplate us…

Just 35 km from Camping Le Ventoulou, the Musée Champollion – Les Écritures du Monde in Figeac is a must-see destination for history and culture lovers. Dive with us into the fascinating world of writing and discover the legacy of Jean-François Champollion, the famous decipherer of Egyptian hieroglyphs.

An Enriching Visit

The Musée Champollion is housed in Jean-François Champollion’s birthplace, a place steeped in history. Opened in 1986, this one-of-a-kind museum celebrates writing from around the world, from the invention of the first writing systems to today’s digital age. You’ll discover permanent and temporary exhibitions, offering a global perspective on the evolution of writing.


The museum houses a rich collection of documents, objects and artifacts related to the written word. You can admire ancient manuscripts, cuneiform tablets and hieroglyphs, as well as modern communication devices. Each section of the museum is designed to immerse you in the history and importance of writing in human civilization.

Champollion: The Decipherer of the Hieroglyphics

One of the museum’s highlights is dedicated to Jean-François Champollion, the man who unraveled the mystery of Egyptian hieroglyphics. Thanks to his work on the Rosetta Stone, Champollion opened a window on ancient Egypt, enabling historians to better understand this fascinating civilization. Learn about his life, his discoveries and his lasting impact on Egyptology.

Activities and Workshops

The Musée Champollion also offers a range of activities and workshops for visitors of all ages. Calligraphy workshops, antique printing demonstrations and themed lectures are regularly organized to enhance your visit. These activities are perfect for families and school groups, offering an educational and interactive experience.


A visit to the Musée Champollion – Les Écritures du Monde is a true intellectual and cultural adventure. Just a short drive from Camping Le Ventoulou, it’s an ideal excursion for a rewarding day out with family or friends. Don’t miss this opportunity to discover the fascinating history of writing and the legacy of one of France’s greatest scholars.

Plan your visit to the Musée Champollion now and add a cultural touch to your stay at Camping Le Ventoulou!