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Musée des Rois d'Araucanie

Museum in Tourtoirac

  • Discover the extraordinary saga of Antoine de Touneins; born in 1825 in Chourgnac d'Ans, son of a Perigordian peasant, he left his native Dordogne in 1860 and managed to join the tribes of the far south of America. The Mapuche, a people of pre-Columbian origin, saw in him a hope of autonomy and proclaimed him king of Araucania and Patagonia. Prince Philippe Boiry of Araucania, the titular heir, has put together a remarkable collection that tells the tale of this adventure just a stone's...
    Discover the extraordinary saga of Antoine de Touneins; born in 1825 in Chourgnac d'Ans, son of a Perigordian peasant, he left his native Dordogne in 1860 and managed to join the tribes of the far south of America. The Mapuche, a people of pre-Columbian origin, saw in him a hope of autonomy and proclaimed him king of Araucania and Patagonia. Prince Philippe Boiry of Araucania, the titular heir, has put together a remarkable collection that tells the tale of this adventure just a stone's throw away from the house where this daring king lived his last years.
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    • Non-guided tour