Excellent , even though my french is minimal it was a great museum that explained the fascinating local history.
We loved our recent visit to the Musee d'aquitaine, which does a great job showcasing the very long history of the Bordeaux region over the last 30,000 years through to the 18th century. The extensive collection of neolithic, Roman, medieval and other periods was quite impressive, and reflects the wealth of the region (Aquitaine) on which the local archeologists could... More
We are history buffs so like such museums. This museum is free (except special exhibitions) and has strengths and weaknesses. The early and Roman exhibits were strong, as well as the 18th century boom times of Bordeaux during the sugar and slave trade. We were interested in the Hundred Year's War and the English period, and while there were objects,... More
There's an awful lot to see here and if your French is limited its probably a good idea to skip through the prehistory and the Roman sections and head for the development of Bordeaux. This section does have info in English and there's plenty of audio/visual information which I , personally, found very interesting. The layout of the museum is... More
We spent several hours enjoying the exhibits of early mankind in this region of France which is adjacent to the Dordogne with its cave paintings and archaeological sites. The museum has wonderful exhibits of early mankind, including tools, examples of campsites, weapons, photos of cave paintings....just wonderful.
We were recommended to visit. There are very extensive and elaborate displays of Roman times and the slave trade. Sadly the early parts of the exhibition lack any English descriptions and our request for some information in English at reception was met by a blank stare
Conveniently located in the city centre and with free entry, this is worth a visit even if you do not have time to see all of it. To decide what you might have time for, or what your main interests would be, go to the official site for the museum which has info on permanent and temporary exhibits, with various... More
Well layed out, spacious and well lit exhibits in chronological order from early pre-history with stone artefacts, early pottery, art and glass and recreations of daily life. Through the bronze and iron ages, the Roman period with some wonderful mosaics and sculpture and artefacts. Then early Christian, medieval and modern (1453 to 1800) with many, many exhibits, including the elaborate... More
As something of a museum geek, I can attest to having seen far better museums elsewhere in Europe. I visited the Musee Aquitaine without spouse or kids on a Sunday afternoon in early September 2013. The entrance to the museum is rather uninviting, and so the management helpfully had placed a small sign just outside the closed front doors indicating... More
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