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Figeac is a little town in the Lot département in Quercy, Midi-Pyrénées, France. Population: ca. 10,000.

Figeac is a sous-préfecture of the Lot département.

Geographical coordinates: L: 2°02'E l: 44°36'N


Jean-François Champollion the first translator of the hieroglyphics was born in Figeac where there is a Champollion Museum. On the "Place des écritures" (writings place) is a giant copy of the Rosetta stone, by Joseph Kosuth.

The actor Charles Boyer was born in Figeac.

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