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Musee d'Aquitaine

20 cours Pasteur, 33000 Bordeaux, France
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Ranked #18 of 85 attractions in Bordeaux
Owner description: Easily accessible by tram (line B). Has a replica of lescaux that we all read about in college Art History class. (lescaux farther and now restricted... more » Owner description: Easily accessible by tram (line B). Has a replica of lescaux that we all read about in college Art History class. (lescaux farther and now restricted or closed. Fun museum which brought our whole visit together. « less
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manchester, uk
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 21, 2014

didn't seem like it would be that interesting based on ground floor exhibits but upstairs was much better and a great exhibition in the side annexe.

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Anacortes, Washington
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2 of 5 stars Reviewed July 16, 2014

Nice looking displays and free admission. But, all labels for all exhibits are ONLY in French. There was one exhibit on early iron making with both French and English, but that label must have come from another museum as it is so out of place. Almost worthless for the non French speaker.

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Bordeaux, France
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 16, 2014

Very well designed layout to take you through the rich history of Bordeaux, its links to the romans, its importance in medieval times and the key to its wealth - wine and slavery. It could do with more explanations in other languages than French

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Bordeaux, France
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54 attraction reviews
43 helpful votes 43 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 15, 2014

First of all , like almost all the museums, it is free. One still has to acquire a ticket at the entrance, but free. Nice Locker area for bags, etc. The museum is dedicated to the Aquitaine area and is organised in a manner that takes one from the earliest time man was here to the 20th century. The portion... More

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New Mexico, USA
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10 attraction reviews
21 helpful votes 21 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 10, 2014

I really enjoyed the musee, especially with free admission to the main galleries, which was plenty for us. I was very impressed by the expanse of history covered, from prehistory with recreation of the Lascaux caves, to a substantial depiction of Roman and medieval times through modern times. My only regret was not having enough time to take it all... More

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Valencia, California
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 2, 2014

We stopped to look at this museum. It showed a lot of Bordeaux history, A little too much ancient statues and empty spaces for our tastes. It kind of rambles along.

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Colombo, Sri Lanka
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 29, 2014

Bordeaux is a great city with an rich and interesting history. The Musee d'Aquitane makes this history come alive in a creative and engaging fashion. Today, Bordeaux is so closely associated with the wine trade that one tends to forget other chapters of its history -- although wine has always been a major part of it. Hats off to those... More

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Canberra, Australia
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22 helpful votes 22 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 25, 2014

Easy to get to, free entry and well laid out exhibits. It tells the story of a fabulous city in a very engaging way. It is a small collection that can be seen and appreciated in about an hour. Work is still ongoing with the 20th century part of the story. After a river cruise and an explanation of the... More

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Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed June 23, 2014

Attractive and well laid out but not enough exhibits to follow the regional history easily. All explanations in French only so thankfully we had an English speaking guide.

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Taunton, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 14, 2014

The way the history is depicted is excellent. Spent two hours in here and came out a lot more informed about Bordeaux than when I went in

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