Musee D'aquitaineCurrently Open [Closes at 06:00 pm]
- Address: 20 Cours Pasteur, 33000 Bordeaux, France
- Timings: 11:00 am - 06:00 pm Details
- Phone: +33-556015100
- Ticket Price: Free
- Tags: Museum, Family And Kids
Musee D'aquitaine - Review
This charming little museum doesn’t pretend to be anything more than it is, and what it is, is beautiful. It does nothing more or less than to preserve and display a record of Bordeaux and Aquitaine right from prehistory to modern times. The interior décor is cool and mysterious, so it really does feel like a story is being told. The exhibits are arranged chronologically:
- Mediaeval Era
- Modern Era
- 19th century
- 20th century
Som of the highlights of the museum include Gallic Treasure, a statue of Hercules, the Laussel Venus, Montaigne’s Tomb, a Vanuatu Statue Mask, Altar at Tutela, Funerary Post, reliquary figure, various portraits etc. It’s great for kids and adults alike. Also, visit the popular attractions in the city by following Bordeaux itinerary 1 day.
Musee D'aquitaine Information
- Timings: Closed on Bank Holidays.
- Guide available for blind visitors.
- Parking at Victor Hugo, Pey-Berland and Republique.
- Disabled accessible.
Musee D'aquitaine Ticket Prices
- Entry is Free.
- EUR 3 for temporary exhibits.
How To reach Musee D'aquitaine by Public Transport
- Tram Line B stop Musee d'Aquitaine.
- Bus 24, 25 stop Musee d'Aquitaine.
Restaurants Near Musee D'aquitaine
- Dragon Dore
- Cafe des Arts
- Thai Paradise
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Things to Know Before Visiting Musee D'aquitaine
94.37% of people who visit Bordeaux include Musee D'aquitaine in their plan
11 AM - 12 PM
52.29% of people start their Musee D'aquitaine visit around 11 AM - 12 PM
People usually take around 30 Minutes to see Musee D'aquitaine
87.64% of people prefer walking in order to reach Musee D'aquitaine
Musee D'aquitaine, Bordeaux Reviews
Follows the human history of the region from stone age. Very little information in foreign languages apart from English and Spanish on a few of the exhibits, and even these were very simplified versions of the French. Reading the French, I actually didn't find that much information about the exhibits themselves, especially the stone age tools. All of the information was about their excavation rather than their original use. I think it would be interesting if you already know about what's there to see things in real life, but as someone who went there knowing nothing about the history of Aquitaine, I returned still knowing nothing.
Loved this place. An absolute bargain. Spent almost two hours in there and could have spent longer. The prehistoric section is quite long (so I hope you find flint tools interesting) and they could have made more of the Eleanor of Aquitaine section but the Roman and Bordeaux city sections were great. Only about half the displays have descriptions in English, so either brush up on your French or have some idea of what you are looking at beforehand.
Wonderful museum with a very fair price (5 euros). It describes the history of the Aquitaine region focusing in the city of Bordeaux. It covers from the prehistoric times to the actual date. Book at least 2 hours for a quick visit to the museum though more time will be needed to enjoy it completely. The descriptions of the items exposed are in French and normally also in English and Spanish
Lots of interest here in the early history, Paleolithic tools, Cromagnon and Neanderthal, to the settlement under the Romans and English. The period of the slave trading, from which Bordeaux grew rich, is also covered though I had hoped for a fuller account; and more history of Aquitaine society, eg: Cathar religion in the 13th century perhaps? Well worth a visit!
This museum was very interesting although there were quite a few pieces of information which were only available in French, meaning I had to translate quite a lot for my partner!