Figeac ( French pronunciation: ; [fiʒak] Occitan: Fijac) is a commune in the Lot department in south-western France. Figeac is a sub-prefecture of the department.
History [ edit ]
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 [ edit ] 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 German film historian Lotte H Eisner hid from the Nazis in Figeac during World War II.
actor Charles Boyer was also born in Figeac.
Louis Malle's 1974 film, , was filmed in Figeac.
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Chisholm, Hugh, ed. (1911). " Figeac". (11th ed.). Cambridge University Press. Encyclopædia Britannica