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Figeac

Figeac

Figeac (Fijac) is a town in the Lot département in Quercy, Midi-Pyrénées, southwestern France.

Figeac is commune and a sous-préfecture of the Lot département.

Culture

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. Louis Malle's 1974 film, Lacombe Lucien, is set there, with the setting being 1944.

The actor Charles Boyer was born in Figeac.

Figeac is the name of the undertaker in Camus's novel, The Stranger.

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