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Musee d'Aquitaine

20 cours Pasteur, 33000 Bordeaux, France
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Ranked #21 of 93 Attractions in Bordeaux
Type: Museums
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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.
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Prades, France
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22 reviews 22 reviews
4 attraction reviews
17 helpful votes 17 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 6, 2014

Incredibly detailed and informative, spanning two thousand years of history. Well laid out, plenty of places to repose & reflect

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Glasgow, United Kingdom
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40 reviews 40 reviews
23 attraction reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 1, 2014

From Paleolithic caves drawings and sculptures, to neolithic settlements and engravings, through Roman and Plantagenet times, Aquitaine has always been at the heart of history. This gives you an idea of how much this was the case, all the way to Montesquieu. And the marble halls and interiors provide welcome relief from the heat of Bordeaux in the day time.

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São Paulo - Brazil
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39 reviews 39 reviews
6 attraction reviews
47 helpful votes 47 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 23, 2014

We were amazed by the quality of the artifacts exposed and by the amount of treasures assembled by this museum, from pre-historic, Roman and medieval times. No crowds here, as in Paris. You have time to explore everything.

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Bourges, France
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33 reviews 33 reviews
12 attraction reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 14, 2014

Great little institution, particularly strong on the remnants of Roman occupation there in Bordeaux. There is also a small ethnographic collection - more my kind of thing - and the street drinkers outside suggest that civilisation has not advanced so far from the primitive.

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Newburyport, Massachusetts
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51 reviews 51 reviews
10 attraction reviews
38 helpful votes 38 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 13, 2014

Having worked all my life in museums, i am always intrigued by the style of presentation and its interest for the public. In this fine local museum, you start with prehistory and some amazing implements and figural representations from 25,000 years ago (along with excellent videos about their creation) and move through remains from ancient Gaul and Roman colonization, Romanesque... More

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Athens, Greece
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94 reviews 94 reviews
40 attraction reviews
46 helpful votes 46 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 29, 2014

The ground floor is dedicated to Bordeaux in the Roman period. It has a rich collection of stone sculptures and a fine bronze statue of Hercules. The labels need improving. There are many grave reliefs but no explanation if they belonged to Gauls or Romans. There is also a section on medieval and Renaissance Bordeaux which includes the tomb of... More

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72 attraction reviews
75 helpful votes 75 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 26, 2014

There was a real range at this museum, looking at everything from prehistoric times through to Bordeaux in the C20th. Yes, downstairs the exhibits are only in French, but you can still marvel at the age, intricacy and beauty of the artefacts and figure out what they are and when they are from easily. Upstairs the story of the city... More

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41 helpful votes 41 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 22, 2014

Bordeaux has several interesting museums. This one has much of the geological and social history of the region. It was thoughtfully designed and interesting. Expect to spend at least 90 minutes here. It's well-worth the visit.

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11 reviews 11 reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed August 20, 2014

This museum used to be free admission for the permanent exhibits. We visited in August 2014 and paid E4,00 each to enter. Not an issue. Only problem is that all labels are in French. This is ok except we were not informed before we paid and entered. Nice building though.

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Manchester, United Kingdom
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6 reviews 6 reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 10, 2014

Some great artefacts, particularly in the Gallo-roman section. All presented very well, both sensitively and tastefully. A plus would be how close you can get to many of the artefacts; a minus might be the lack of dual translations but it is their regional museum! Some highlights - A replica of some of the Lascaux paintings, currently problematic to visit... More

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