Musee d'Aquitaine, Bordeaux

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Tracing the history of the region from ancient times, Musee d'Aquitaine attracts 150,000 visitors a year. Among its collections of archeological, historical and ethnographic artifacts, you can see the Laussel Venus, Gallic gold, Renaissance paintings, Montaigne’s tomb, and medieval sculptures. Explore history and world culture exhibits, and enjoy lectures, film screenings, concerts, and workshops. Put Musee d'Aquitaine and other Bordeaux attractions into our Bordeaux trip planner , and watch your holiday take shape.
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  • A complete waste of time unless you speak french. Did it in 40 min. The only saving grace was this rose window, but now you’ve seen it. Wouldn’t recommend unless you’ve done everything else in Bordeau...  more »
  • Museum that leaves a good idea I think it has been redone or is going to be remade, because parts are very cozy, very worked in the mood: you can see that there is a theme for each room and some parts of the Museum are beautiful as the model s boat for example, but I don't know why, it's not too hung up... we never get bored, you look at, it's beautiful, there are beautiful paintings, texts, but it died a little... The antithesis of the city of the wine! I guess that this kind of Museum does me more because I liked for example exposure to the DRC on the TGV: here I have learned many things, it is interspersed with movies on the criterions of the construction of the line through investigations the links between private and public, public testimony, explanations on the reintroduction of species and preservation of Habitat; the room dedicated to the excavations with reconstruction of an old village is also well done. FYI, the museums are free with the Pass of the city picked up at the tourist office (pass we pay based on the number of days on the spot).
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  • Much interesting but incomplete. The Museum only opens at 11: 00! The XVII is closed and post-war rooms totally empty and under construction
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  • Interesting museum that recalls the transformation of Aquitaine province from prehistory till modern days. The price is really low (5€) for such a vast collection of objects. It was nice to see young guys from art school taking inspiration for their drawings.
  • I have over expected. Because I heard the status of slavery trade in Bordeaux is higher than in Nantes. I expected this museum to show a rich past of Bordeaux. But after I went to the museums of both. I didn't find this one with more displayed evidences and explanations. And the souvenir shop is so small. Even though the roman ruins are good, it is a little bit boring with rare English notes.
  • Really low price (5 euro or 3 discount) for a huge museum with a lot of things. The pre-history exhibit is laid out really well with english translations of most exhibits. Roman to middle age periods are french only. Really enjoyed the triangular trade/slavery exhibit. The modern section was a little confusing as it was mixed with the ethnography exhibit.
  • Excellent drinks. Love the place but I need a lot of water to eat energy food.. cause it’s very dry
  • Interesting museum that showcases the history of the region of Aquitaine and Bordeaux from Ancient Rome to the 20th century. Lots of content. I recommend to visit on the first Sunday of the month if possible when museums in France have free entry.
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