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Musee d'Aquitaine

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Address: 20 Cours Pasteur, 33000, Bordeaux, France
Phone Number: +33 5 56 01 51 00
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11:00 am - 6:00 pm
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Tue - Sun 11:00 am - 6:00 pm
Recommended length of visit: 2-3 hours
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Since 1987, set in the heart of the city, the Musée d'Aquitaine retraces...

Since 1987, set in the heart of the city, the Musée d'Aquitaine retraces the history of the region, from prehistory through to the present day. The museum exposes rich regional and extra-european collections of archeology, history and ethnography. This "Museum of civilization" presents each years several temporary exhibitions about history and cultures of the world. It offers to public a varied cultural programming: lectures, screenings, round tables, guided tours, concerts, meetings with foreign communities, educational workshops... Easily accessible from the tram B (stop Musée d'Aquitaine) or A (stop City Hall / Hôtel de Ville).

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Grown Up Museum

This museum is in a very impressive building and takes you through the ages from Pre-historic to Roman to the start of Bordeaux wine trading across the Atlantic etc. It is very... read more

4 of 5 bubblesReviewed November 1, 2016
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Vannes, France
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Oxford, United Kingdom
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26 reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

Spent longer than expected here. Set up as a time line from prehistoric to modern. Attractive and informative displays. We were content to read the information but you can get the electronic handset. Lockers for hand bags once past security. We used our city metro pas for this visit.

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Bordeaux, France
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4 reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

Visited the museum in French with a blind guide. It was fantastic! He was so interesting and it was another way of visiting a museum, I was bluffed.

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Los Altos, California
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158 reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

We had a guided tour with detailed explanations. The exhibits were wonderful and covered the history of the Bordeaux region and wine trade. The slave trade exhibit was well done!

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Thank CAmom56
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed November 3, 2016

Want to know more about the cave art and indigenous people. Check it out. History from the beginning, prehistoric to roman conquest to wine making. Fabulous exhibits for young and old alike.

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Vannes, France
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed November 1, 2016

This museum is in a very impressive building and takes you through the ages from Pre-historic to Roman to the start of Bordeaux wine trading across the Atlantic etc. It is very detailed, nicely laid out and has some beautiful pieces. Apart from the opportunity to do a cave drawing, there aren't any interactive activities for children, so I wouldn't... More 

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed October 27, 2016

We went to see the reproduction of the cave paintings from Lascaux and found so much more! We only had a short time but wished we could have stayed for a couple of hours more. Of interest was the comparison chart of prehistoric man. The explanations are only available in French and the guide that we purchased was a bit... More 

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Thank Travel30728
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed October 24, 2016 via mobile

Came in on a Sunday afternoon. Loved the prehistoric section and roman remains. The medieval window is a real showstopper. The shipping and slave trade section is the sort of thing Bristol doesn't do as well. A very good local museum which is proud of its place in history without overplaying it or underplaying the unpleasant parts

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Rugby, England, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed October 24, 2016 via mobile

We spent a few hours in this museum which is very interesting if a little repetitive. The main exhibition follows the history of the Aquitaine region from prehistoric times through to the modern day and there are some very interesting artefacts. It would not be somewhere for young children and a keen interest in archaeology would be beneficial.

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Nieuwegein
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed October 12, 2016

For 4 euro you simply must visit this museum, it takes about 2 hours to see it all. You will get a good view on the history of Bordeaux.

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Ottawa, Canada
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed October 7, 2016

The pre-history section provides a good introduction to the Dordogne sites and caves. It is helpful to have a good understanding of French - it took me longer than most to translate the helpful descriptions of the artefacts.

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