Europe 2008 Visual Diary page 126
Figeac, France

In the beautiful mediaeval village of Figeac on the River Cele

This little fella was ensconced in his human's shop across the road from our lunchtime cafe. He didn't take his eyes off us the entire meal!!

Outside the Champollion Museum. The shiny black plaques on the ground are covered with hieroglyphics. The reason? Figeac is the birthplace of Jean-François Champollion (1790 - 1832), a French classical scholar and archaeologist, responsible for deciphering Egyptian hieroglyphics. He is celebrated as the founding father of Egyptology.