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Musée d´Aquitaine, Bordeaux

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Tracing the history of the region from ancient times, Musée 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. For Musée d´Aquitaine and beyond, use our Bordeaux travel itinerary planner to get the most from your Bordeaux vacation.
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  • Interesting visit, or we discover the history of the city since the beginning. Beautiful things to see and a nice atmosphere due to a nice lighting. A while nice especially with AC seen outdoor heat. I recommend!
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  • Museum very interesting on bordeaux and its region. A lot of descriptive panels. However the audio guide is disappointing because only contains it very little information.
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  • There is lots to see and the journey around the exhibits is very easy to follow; in some museums you can miss stuff as you take a wrong turn, not so in this one. The down side is that almost all exhib...  more »
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  • This musee had an incredible collection of Paleolithic, Neolithic and Roman era artifacts. We have a little travellers French and we try to use it. But the lack of English translation on 95% of exhibits is so fustrating. It's technical French. We tried hard to enjoy seeing the artifacts but basically left after half hour. The staff person said they have English info on exhibits. They have a token gesture to that. Very disappointed.
  • it's a museum where you can spend a whole day... loads to learn. it covers the history of the area of Bordeaux from prehistory to modern. the videos (for me especially the ones on the ground floor that show the life prehistoric people) are very interesting. it was thursday when i went there and it was not crowded the entire day, like for most of the time i was almost alone in the exhibition hall (of course there were staffs and they were really nice), so the visit was really relaxing.
  • Nice and very well put museum telling the History of Bordeaux from the Paleolithic age to modern times... some people noted that some exhibits are only in french but you can have a good time ... We liked rhe exhibit about the slave trade from Bordeaux.. sad chapter in human history... Great museum ... highly recommended
  • A very fair museum. I learn so much about the slave trade from this museum. It is so difficult to find a museum fairly displays topic on slave trade and colonise power.
  • I visited only the ground floor. All the information is only in French, which I found surprising for a big city museum.

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