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Musee d'Aquitaine

20 cours Pasteur, 33000 Bordeaux, France
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Ranked #20 of 87 Attractions in Bordeaux
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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Kent
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 26, 2014 NEW

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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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 22, 2014 NEW

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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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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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

manchester, uk
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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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Anacortes, Washington
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2 of 5 stars Reviewed July 16, 2014

Nice looking displays and free admission. But, all labels for all exhibits are ONLY in French. There was one exhibit on early iron making with both French and English, but that label must have come from another museum as it is so out of place. Almost worthless for the non French speaker.

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Bordeaux, France
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 16, 2014

Very well designed layout to take you through the rich history of Bordeaux, its links to the romans, its importance in medieval times and the key to its wealth - wine and slavery. It could do with more explanations in other languages than French

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Bordeaux, France
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 15, 2014

First of all , like almost all the museums, it is free. One still has to acquire a ticket at the entrance, but free. Nice Locker area for bags, etc. The museum is dedicated to the Aquitaine area and is organised in a manner that takes one from the earliest time man was here to the 20th century. The portion... More

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New Mexico, USA
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 10, 2014

I really enjoyed the musee, especially with free admission to the main galleries, which was plenty for us. I was very impressed by the expanse of history covered, from prehistory with recreation of the Lascaux caves, to a substantial depiction of Roman and medieval times through modern times. My only regret was not having enough time to take it all... More

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