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Address: 20 cours Pasteur, 33000 Bordeaux, France
Phone Number: 05 56 01 51 00
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Description: Easily accessible by tram (line B). Has a replica of lescaux that we all...
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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Similar to most museums of this kind, the displays are well laid out. It would have been interesting to see more modern history but a new section appeared to be under construction.

4 of 5 starsReviewed April 8, 2015
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Edinburgh, United Kingdom
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Edinburgh, United Kingdom
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20 reviews 20 reviews
13 attraction reviews
14 helpful votes 14 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 8, 2015

Similar to most museums of this kind, the displays are well laid out. It would have been interesting to see more modern history but a new section appeared to be under construction.

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Paris, France
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69 reviews 69 reviews
21 attraction reviews
19 helpful votes 19 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed March 21, 2015

Because we were left w/ some time before our train departed we decided to give it a go to this one; according to reviews, as we already explored most of the town. Museum has many artifacts w/ many explanations. Unfortunately in ground floor only in french. Also has some modern art in between artifacts. What has modern art w/ stones... More 

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condac
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40 reviews 40 reviews
5 attraction reviews
19 helpful votes 19 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 30, 2015

4€ ENTREE well laid out going through the ages open Sunday all artifacts found in & around D,Aquitaine also story of the development of Bordeaux

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Geneva, Geneve, Switzerland
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23 reviews 23 reviews
7 attraction reviews
14 helpful votes 14 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 7, 2015

We visited this museum during low season so enjoyed pretty much having the place to ourselves. I liked the simple, well-thoughtout presentation and chronology of the displays. One can get a good appreciation of the developments of the technologies and priorities of the times during the "pre-modern" eras. There was also an educational collection about the slave trade in Europe,... More 

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Stafford
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7 reviews 7 reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 6, 2014

We enjoyed this interesting museum, it gives a very good insight into the history of the region without being too highbrow. Not too big with some great exhibits, apart from the ground floor of course, which has no translation at all, obviously only of interest to the French?

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Bordeaux
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10 reviews 10 reviews
5 attraction reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 3, 2014

A great museum, and a real oasis on a hot day! I was amazed at the volume of artefacts on show and the space in which to enjoy them. Well worth a visit, even on a short trip to the city.

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Prades, France
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21 reviews 21 reviews
4 attraction reviews
18 helpful votes 18 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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41 reviews 41 reviews
23 attraction reviews
8 helpful votes 8 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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48 reviews 48 reviews
7 attraction reviews
54 helpful votes 54 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
11 helpful votes 11 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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