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“Interesting historical museum” 4 of 5 bubbles
Review of Musee d'Aquitaine

Musee d'Aquitaine
Ranked #16 of 195 things to do in Bordeaux
Certificate of Excellence
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Recommended length of visit: 2-3 hours
Owner description: Since 1987, set in the heart of the city, the Musée d'Aquitaine retraces the history of the region, from prehistory through to the present day. The museum exposes rich regional and extra-european collections of archeology, history and ethnography. This "Museum of civilization" presents each years several temporary exhibitions about history and cultures of the world. It offers to public a varied cultural programming: lectures, screenings, round tables, guided tours, concerts, meetings with foreign communities, educational workshops... Easily accessible from the tram B (stop Musée d'Aquitaine) or A (stop City Hall / Hôtel de Ville).
Albufeira, Portugal
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“Interesting historical museum”
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 13 July 2012

A museum that tells the story of the region from its pre-history (there is a copy of a cave painting from nearby Lascaux, which I was told is now closed to the public), through Roman times, until recently, with good reference to the times when Bordeaux got rich from the triangular trade.
The visit is free and worth your time.

Visited June 2012
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“Good museum on the region”
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 9 July 2012

Worth a visit. I'm interested in roman history and there was some regional info here but probably the most interesting part was on the development of the city from the 1700s. If you aren't interested in flints you may find the first part tedious, so just get past it!

Visited July 2012
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“Looking for the truly old stuff?”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 24 April 2012

Well, here it is! A great place to get a handle on Bordeaux and Aquitaine's place in ancient - truly ancient - history. Cave people (Magdalenes) inhabited the area and the locals don't really know much about it. Romans showed up but not until, but not until 1 A.D. Come to find out, THEY were late to the party! Free stop and right on the tram line.

Visited March 2012
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“Best museum in Bordeaux”
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 April 2012

The regional museum, Musée d'Aquitaine in Cours Pasteur is my favourite
among the museums in Bordeaux. It's certainly worth a visit if you are interested
in history. The exhibitions shows the history of the region from prehistoric
times until today. Learn more about Bordeaux's roots 2300 years ago, the
long English occupation and glory days of the city in the 1600 and 1700's.

Visited August 2011
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