naille, the museum of statue-menhirs

Created by a group of notables belonging to the Société des lettres, sciences et arts de l'Aveyron, and housed in the former Jouéry mansion acquired by Maurice Fenaille, the museum presents the archaeology, art and history of the Rouergue region, including the largest collection of statue-menhirs in Europe.

With seventeen statue-menhirs on display, the Musée Fenaille presents the largest collection of large-format prehistoric human figures in France.
Almost 5,000 years old, these statues are one of the highlights of a visit that explores the history of Rouergue, from the earliest traces of man in the region some 300,000 years ago, to the early 17th century.

In the surrounding rooms, numerous objects give an insight into the lives of the populations who built them: habitats, burials, tools and ornaments.

Other collections focus on Prehistory, the Metal Age, Antiquity, the Middle Ages and the Renaissance.

 

Musée Fenaille
14, place Raynaldy,

12000 Rodez 

Tel.: 05.65.73.84.30

www.musee-fenaille.com

 

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