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Figeac

Figeac
A general view of Figeac
A general view of Figeac
Coat of arms of Figeac
Coat of arms
Figeac is located in France
Figeac
Figeac
Coordinates:
Country France
Region Midi-Pyrénées
Department Lot
Arrondissement Figeac
Canton Figeac
Intercommunality Pays de Figeac-Cajarc
Government
 • Mayor (2014–2020) André Mellinger
Area1 35.16 km2 (13.58 sq mi)
Population (2011)2 9,773
 • Density 280/km2 (720/sq mi)
INSEE/Postal code 46102 / 46100
Elevation 170–451 m (558–1,480 ft)
(avg. 225 m or 738 ft)

1 French Land Register data, which excludes lakes, ponds, glaciers > 1 km² (0.386 sq mi or 247 acres) and river estuaries.

2 Population without double counting: residents of multiple communes (e.g., students and military personnel) only counted once.

Figeac () is a commune in the Lot department in south-western France. Figeac is a sub-prefecture of the department.

Contents

  • History 1
  • Notable people 2
  • Media 3
  • See also 4
  • External links 5

History

Figeac is on the via Podiensis, a major hiking medieval pilgrimage trail which is part of the Way of St. James. Today, as a part of France's system of trails it is labelled the GR 65.

Notable people

Jean-François Champollion, the first translator of Egyptian 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 also born in Figeac.

Media

Louis Malle's 1974 film, Lacombe Lucien, was filmed in Figeac.

See also

External links

  • Figeac website
  • Tourist office
  • Place des EcrituresPicture of the
  • Explore the local area

 


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