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Musee d'Aquitaine

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Address: 20 cours Pasteur, 33000, Bordeaux, France
Phone Number: 05 56 01 51 00
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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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Great museum

A great museum with exhibits arranged in chronological order to display the history of Bordeaux from the Stone Age to the Second World War. More recent exhibits have English... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed 3 weeks ago
Oliver R
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32 reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

A great museum with exhibits arranged in chronological order to display the history of Bordeaux from the Stone Age to the Second World War. More recent exhibits have English translations - other areas more challenging if you don't read French but we managed to work most of it out and had a great visit. Even our Bordelaise host learned a... More 

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47 reviews
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed January 3, 2016

This is actually a very nice museum, but it has one serious drawback. The audio guide is only in French! Hard to believe that a city this size and that thrives on tourism could have a museum about the area only in French. To be fair, the second floor exhibit on slavery and the French colonies in West Indies had... More 

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Brighton
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40 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 28 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 16, 2015 via mobile

If you have time, don't miss this outstanding regional museum. It cleverly leads you from prehistoric times in Aquitaine through the Roman period and onto the Middle Ages with some excellent exhibits and very well displayed. Upstairs the story of Bordeaux's prosperity from the slave trade is especially well done, leaving lots of moving and memorable impressions. Very worthwhile few... More 

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Toronto, Canada
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47 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 12, 2015

This museum has very good artefacts from the Aquitanine France region, including the early cave painting. I also found their special exhibits very interesting - bank advertising posters after WWI.

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Thank Jim P
Saluda, NC
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 14 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed November 10, 2015

Interesting collections but explanations were almost exclusively in French diminishing the experience.

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Corte Madera, California
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43 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 30 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 4, 2015 via mobile

This museum attempts to capture all of the history in the area beginning with prehistoric times until the relative present. If you are interested in that much depth, allow a 3/4 or full day, since almost all of the material is well presented and informing. The staging of artifacts, voices of people from the different time periods, evidence of what... More 

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Burlington, Vermont
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28 reviews
10 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 14 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed November 3, 2015

Everything about this museum deserves a high rating but for the lack on translations in most of the exhibitions. It was only in some of the exhibits from later dates had some.

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 31, 2015

All exhibits are in French but nevertheless interesting particularly the Roman period. The museum has a substantial exhibit on the Bordeaux involvement in the Atlantic slave trade. Very rare to see a town openly and honestly acknowledge their involvement in this sorry period of human history.

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Princeton, NJ
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed October 25, 2015 via mobile

The subject matter is interesting, especially the section on the role of Bordeaux port in the slave trade. However, it is pretty typical, old school museum with displays of artifacts and documents under glass. We were an English-speaking tour group from a cruise ship with a guide. And yet, for the most part, it was still rather boring. Hopefully, there... More 

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Houston, Texas
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 18, 2015

Great exhibits of Bordeaux from prehistoric times on. Excellent sections on Roman and medieval periods, and the port and the slave trade.When we visited they had a special exhibit of the photos of Felix Arnaudin who documented the changes in the Landes area in his lifetime. Super interesting. Well-planned museum.

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