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“Interesting...” 4 of 5 stars
Review of CAPC Musee d'Art Contemporain

CAPC Musee d'Art Contemporain
7 rue Ferrere, 33000 Bordeaux, France
05 56 00 81 50
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Ranked #42 of 71 Attractions in Bordeaux
Type: Art Museums, Museums
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Tucson, Arizona
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“Interesting...”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 6, 2013

I agree with other reviews that the museum is empty but what is on exhibit is good and the building is worth seeing. It was interesting watching the construction of an upcoming exhibit. Also, there was a fascinating exhibit on sustainable architecture in Africa. All in all it was a pleasant way to pass a couple of hours on a rainy day.

Visited May 2013
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Bristol, United Kingdom
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“Great Building”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 30, 2013

The museum is housed in the old Maritime Bourse of Bordeaux and is worth a visit for this alone.
A new large exhibit was in the process of being constructed in the main "hall" so there was no entry charge for the rest of the museum. What was on offer was well worth seeing although not very extensive. Nice roof top cafe

Visited April 2013
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“Beautiful building, but a bit empty”
3 of 5 stars Reviewed September 24, 2012

This is a great building, and really has the potential to be a fantastic art space -- but there was hardly anything there when I visited it! It was worth the trouble to explore all of its nooks and crannies -- the the restaurant on the roof looks like a nice spot. Can't say much for the art, though. One guy tried to make it more exciting by skateboarding on the artistic half-pipe, but apparently that is no longer allowed and he was asked to leave. It is free, though, and worth a 30 minute stroll.

Visited September 2012
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Cambridge, United Kingdom
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“Peculiar but appealing”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 22, 2012

Difficult to know what to make of this place. It is a staggering building, converted from an old wool warehouse, and a work of art in its own right. But in other ways most peculiar - a small number of rather eccentric works of art dotted around, difficult to find and, to me at least, of only passing interest. I wondered if it was still under construction but on balance I think this is how it is intended to be. It isn't like any other gallery or museum I've ever visited but the overall effect is certainly powerful, albeit puzzling.

There is a lovely terrace restaurant which is probably the best thing about it. The menu is not huge but the quality is excellent and the service very friendly and efficient. At about 35 Euros a head for two courses and excluding drinks it is not cheap but not outrageous and definitely worth a visit whether or not you go around the museum itself.

Visited August 2012
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Edinburgh, Scotland
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“Amazing”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 29, 2012

A full sized skateboard track was one of the exhibits and anyone could have a go on it. The building itself is worth seeing and has a restaurant on the top floor with outside seating.

Visited July 2012
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