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Musee d'Aquitaine

20 cours Pasteur, 33000 Bordeaux, France
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Ranked #15 of 74 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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Falkirk
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed March 23, 2014

I only visited the permanent exhibition, which is the standard history of the area from prehistoric to modern times. There is a lot of very good Roman material. All panels and labels are in French only until the very last few rooms when some are also in English and Spanish. To be fair, the museum did seem to be in... More

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Whistler, Canada
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 23, 2014

As municipal museums go, this is a pretty good one. Much effort went into most of the displays, which more or less present the history of Bordeaux from prehistoric times to the mid 20th century. A curious omission is the origin of medieval Bordeaux. With no mention of her antecedents or how her father came to control 1/3 of modern... More

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St-Denis-sur-Richelieu
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 20, 2014

The permanent (free) portion of the exhibit shows the history of the city and its evolution. The naval area is nice

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brighton
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 19, 2014

Alot of Roman mosaics and statues but the upper floor had a new exhibition of Bordeaux in the middle ages very intersting

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Bala Cynwyd
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 13, 2014

There was some temporary exhibits like one about Australian artists, and another one about Viet Nam photographies. The permanent exhibit is the best to understand the history of the South West of France, its architecture, its land, its way of living through time.

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Oloron-Sainte-Marie, France
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 29, 2014

I visited here with my 7 year old grandaughter and we both loved it . The museum is full of absolutely wonderful exhibits about the history and archeology of Aquitaine - which kept both of us engaged and interested , and it is exhibited in a way that makes it exciting for a child of her age . The cave... More

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 6, 2013

This was a great museum (and free - can't beat the value). It was a good size - it took me about 2 hours to go through. It covers a wide range of Acquitaine grouped into several eras: 1) Stone Age; 2) Roman; 3) Middle Ages; 4) Golden Age of Bordeaux and Enlightenment. There was plenty to see in each,... More

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Brisbane, Australia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 26, 2013

Excellent , even though my french is minimal it was a great museum that explained the fascinating local history.

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London, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 17, 2013

We loved our recent visit to the Musee d'aquitaine, which does a great job showcasing the very long history of the Bordeaux region over the last 30,000 years through to the 18th century. The extensive collection of neolithic, Roman, medieval and other periods was quite impressive, and reflects the wealth of the region (Aquitaine) on which the local archeologists could... More

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 5, 2013

We are history buffs so like such museums. This museum is free (except special exhibitions) and has strengths and weaknesses. The early and Roman exhibits were strong, as well as the 18th century boom times of Bordeaux during the sugar and slave trade. We were interested in the Hundred Year's War and the English period, and while there were objects,... More

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