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Musee d'Aquitaine

Address: 20 cours Pasteur, 33000 Bordeaux, France
Phone Number: 05 56 01 51 00
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Ranked #18 of 72 Attractions in Bordeaux
Type: Museums
Owner description: Easily accessible by tram (line B). Has a replica of lescaux that we all read about in college Art...
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Type: Museums
Hours:
Tue - Sun 11:00 am - 6:00 pm
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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Geneva, Geneve, Switzerland
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19 reviews 19 reviews
5 attraction reviews
8 helpful votes 8 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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6 reviews 6 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
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
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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48 reviews 48 reviews
7 attraction reviews
52 helpful votes 52 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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58 reviews 58 reviews
12 attraction reviews
40 helpful votes 40 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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104 reviews 104 reviews
43 attraction reviews
50 helpful votes 50 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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Kent
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153 reviews 153 reviews
76 attraction reviews
81 helpful votes 81 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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