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Musee d'Aquitaine

20 cours Pasteur, 33000 Bordeaux, France
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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... more » 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. « less
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São Paulo - Brazil
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37 reviews 37 reviews
6 attraction reviews
44 helpful votes 44 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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7 helpful votes 7 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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45 reviews 45 reviews
9 attraction reviews
35 helpful votes 35 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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42 helpful votes 42 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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72 attraction reviews
74 helpful votes 74 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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31 attraction reviews
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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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Australia
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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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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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Chester, United Kingdom
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6 attraction reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 5, 2014

Downstairs the Roman and palaeontology sections were very much in French and offered little to non-franco speaking visitors - which was such a huge shame considering some of the artefacts in the museum! Upstairs was a lot better with English and Spanish translations for MOST things. Such a shame there are no audio guides and some of the history is... More

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Sophie Médiatri... M, Chargée de médiation numérique at Musee d'Aquitaine, responded to this review

Dear Jayliffe, thank you for your interest in our museum. We just wanted to let you know that we are in reconstruction phase, as you could see on the first floor with the brand new part dedicated to the 19th century. We are currently working on a new audio guides system, which is going to be displayed in all the... More

Glossop, United Kingdom
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77 helpful votes 77 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 21, 2014

didn't seem like it would be that interesting based on ground floor exhibits but upstairs was much better and a great exhibition in the side annexe.

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