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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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  • Exposure Tromelin, the island of forgotten slaves is very correct but would have benefited from further. The ground floor is the context economic and geopolitical at the time, which is a very good idea, but not expand sufficiently. The beautiful part is made to illustrative graphs and maps, it's fine for children and teens but a bit simplistic for an adult audience. Upstairs I liked the objects from the archaeological excavations and see videos of these excavations, but already knowing the story of the forgotten through programming of radio slaves and readings I did finally not the feel I learned something. Recommended to those who do not already know in detail the story of the forgotten slaves and children, exposure is really accessible and rather playful (videos, drawings).
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  • Great exhibition that was very interested in my granddaughter of 8 years and the whole family. The history of these forgotten slaves for 15 years on a desert island near Madagascar is told with precision, force documents in support, and with a lot of emotions. Must see
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  • Superb museum...loads to see and learn, take your time and pace yourself...but really, little need to go to any other 'local history' place...excellent and congrats to the curator. 
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  • A nice museum, going from cave men to modern history. A lot of the explanations are in French only, but the later section is a bit more accessible.
  • Interesting exhibitions that range from early stone age to present day. Wonderful selection of ancient Roman stone work and mosaics as well as glass wear and pottery. Very little information in English so it was hard to learn about what was being looked at.
  • Very interesting permanent exhibition about the slave commerce of Bordeaux. Free entrance on first Sunday of each month.
  • Really recommend the second floor, beautiful exposition there.
  • Nice museum :-)