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“Brilliant museum”
Review of Musee d'Aquitaine

Musee d'Aquitaine
Ranked #15 of 208 things to do in Bordeaux
Certificate of Excellence
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Recommended length of visit: 2-3 hours
Owner description: 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).
Reviewed May 19, 2013

Fascinating & detailed look at the history & archaeological discoveries of the Bordeaux region through the ages. It's well worth spending a couple of hours & it's free.

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Reviewed April 10, 2013

Very large takes a couple of hours to go round, plenty Roman material. Lots of information about the last three centuries, nearly all in French was the only downside, but more English than some. I liked it.

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Reviewed September 24, 2012

This is a stunning museum--and it is free! It is visually interesting, engrossing, and covers so much time and space in a well done format. Even if you do not read French, the walk-through alone is a trip through history. My wish is that we had not saved it for the last day so we could have spent more time there or even made return visits!

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Reviewed July 13, 2012

A museum that tells the story of the region from its pre-history (there is a copy of a cave painting from nearby Lascaux, which I was told is now closed to the public), through Roman times, until recently, with good reference to the times when Bordeaux got rich from the triangular trade.
The visit is free and worth your time.

2  Thank Gi N
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Reviewed July 9, 2012

Worth a visit. I'm interested in roman history and there was some regional info here but probably the most interesting part was on the development of the city from the 1700s. If you aren't interested in flints you may find the first part tedious, so just get past it!

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