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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...

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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History of the Aquitaine from prehistory to the 20th century

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... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed 4 weeks ago
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Saluda, NC
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30 reviews
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

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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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

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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27 reviews
9 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 14 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

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 4 weeks ago

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.

1 Thank Ronald S
Princeton, NJ
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188 reviews
41 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 378 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

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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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 183 helpful votes
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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Edinburgh, United Kingdom
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 88 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 17, 2015

This is full of excellent exhibits relating to local early settlement and history right up the present day, including the English occupation and the wine trade. Also the growth of bordeaux over the years and the period of the French revolution. well worth a visit. Much of the information is in French as you would expect but there is some... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 17, 2015

I enjoyed visiting this museum, it was very educational and well laid out and contained a lot of artefacts and lots of historical information. There were many displays that were planned in chronological era's and signage was very informative, thus making for a worthwhile visit.

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Bury St. Edmunds, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 17, 2015

A very comprehensive museum covering the stone age up until the 1930's telling the history of Bordeaux and it's surrounding region. This must rank as one of the best museums I have been to. It was well laid out and easy to get around. I particularly liked the models of the ships they had. If you are in Bordeaux then... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 14, 2015

We stopped here on an impulse as I am a mediaeval fan and who could miss Eleanor of Aquitane? We were on a short visit so didn't get to see too much but it did look like a good history of the area.

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