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20 cours Pasteur

Tramway : station Musée d'Aquitaine (ligne B) to 0,01 km
Bordeaux Hôtel de Ville - Mériadeck

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Aquitaine Museum

The museum theme : Archaeology, History, Prehistory

  • Accès Handicapé
  • Phone : +33 5 56 01 51 00


The Musée d’Aquitaine in Bordeaux is one of the largest French history museums outside Paris.

The sculptures of famous people on the pediment welcome visitors to a place where the most famous Bordelais of all is buried. Michel de Montaigne nevertheless wrote "when all is said and done, the only glory I have found in my life is to have lived it peaceably". The tomb of the famous author and philosopher is one of the main attractions of the room devoted to 16th century Bordeaux.
Prior to becoming a museum, the building housed the Bordeaux University faculty of arts and humanities for many years. Opened in 1987, this 3,000 m² museum encompasses prehistoric times, Eleanor of Aquitaine, the Black Prince, Montaigne, Tourny, etc.

To discover especially the last two renovated spaces dedicated

- in the 18th century, "Bordeaux Atlantic trade and slavery",
- in the 19th century and during the interwar period, "Bordeaux port or gate of the world 1800-1939".

Their scenography is enriched with videos of ambient sounds and multimedia supports.

The museum is currently working on the renovation of its permanent rooms devoted to the 20th century, which will open at the end of 2018.

Rates : 5€ for the permanent exhibition ; 3€ reduced price
Free entrance with the Bordeaux Metropole City pass and every first Sunday of the month (except in July and August).
Free entrance for the young people less than 18 years old.


Services & equipments, comfort

  • Auditorium

  • Projection room

  • Shop

  • Specific themed events

  • Workshop for adults

  • Workshop for children

  • Conferences

  • Temporary exhibitions


Key information

Open days

  • From 03/01/2017 until 31/12/2017
  • From 11h00 to 18h00
  • Closed on Monday


  • 20 cours Pasteur
  • 33000 BORDEAUX

  • Bordeaux Hôtel de Ville - Mériadeck


  • musaq@mairie-bordeaux.fr
  • +33 5 56 01 51 00


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