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. Put Musée d'Aquitaine and other Bordeaux attractions into our Bordeaux trip planner , and watch your holiday take shape.
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  • The museum takes you on a chronological journey of the history of Aquitaine and there is a lot of material right up until the twentieth century. I would have liked more about the French revolution (th...  more »
  • The Museum is located in the heart of the city, here are the rich collection of architecture, history and ethnography of the region and Europe. The price of the ticket at the permanent exhibition €4 and 6.5 € temporary. Visit included in the citypass
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  • Beautiful museum that traces the history of Aquitaine, staff very helpful part of the city pass, to see
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  • A nice museum with sufficient and interesting content. There is room for improvement in the accessibility for people who don't speak French and in the educational value of the visuals. Personally, I went there to spend a couple of hours before my train, and I especially appreciated secure lockers.
  • One of the best museums in a long time and also one of the cheapest. Great value for money! One issue might be that a lot of the information is in French.
  • 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

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