39 rue Bouffard

Tramway : station Gambetta (ligne B) to 0,9 km
Bordeaux Hôtel de Ville - Mériadeck

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Museum of Decorative Arts & Design

The museum theme : Decorative arts

  • Phone : +33 5 56 10 14 05


Emblem of what has made Bordeaux a UNESCO World Heritage Site, the museum conveys the atmosphere of a 18th-century Bordeaux aristocratic mansion.

>> Currently, the Musée des Arts Décoratifs et du Design is open on Saturdays from 10am to 1pm. For other days of the week, refer to the practical information at the bottom of the page.

A historic place, the museum also deals with the present time by showing design objects and exhibitions. In 2018, the two buildings are classified as historic monuments by the Ministry of Culture.

Its history dates back to 1925 when several rooms of the Hôtel de Lalande were used to display works of art belonging to the City of Bordeaux.

The Hôtel de Lalande is considered one of the most beautiful townhouses in Bordeaux. It features a superb staircase, rooms with attractive wooden panelling and parquet floors, marble fireplaces, and many vestiges of its original decor. It is an altogether remarkable example of a house belonging to the Bordeaux aristocracy at the end of the Ancien Régime. The beautiful building unquestionably enhances the artworks exhibited there. The successful museography features several reconstitutions (in the spirit of American period rooms) as well as rooms in which display cases and antique furniture exist side by side in tasteful harmony.

Visitors to the city can discover the soul of old Bordeaux at the Decorative Arts Museum.

Guided tours (in English - only on demand)

Permanent collection

All year round - More than 10 people – reservation needed – One hour
Generic tour of 18th-century collections or thematic visits on demand (faience, tableware, water and wine, port furniture, etc.)
Prices: 50€ + 3€ per person during the week / 65€ + 3€ per person during the week-end

Temporary exhibition

> Individuals - No reservation needed – one hour
-During holydays :
Everyday at 3 pm except on Tuesday
- During school terms
Saturdays and Sundays at 3 pm
Price: museum ticket + 3€ - No reservation needed

> Groups – More than 10 people – reservation needed – One hour
Prices: 50€ + 3€ per person during the week / 65€ + 3€ per person during the week-end


> Admission fees 5€ / reduced 3€*

> Free admission : On the first Sunday of the month (except in july and august), for the Friends of the Museum of Decorative Arts and Design, etc.

Registration: +33 (0)5 56 10 14 05 / artdeco.publics@mairie-bordeaux.fr. Guided tours (groups or individuals) in English on demand.


Key information

Open days

  • From 02/01/2019 until 30/12/2019
  • From 11h00 to 18h00
  • Closed on Tuesday

Closed on bank holidays except on 14th of July and 15th of August


  • 39 rue Bouffard
  • 33000 BORDEAUX

  • Bordeaux Hôtel de Ville - Mériadeck


  • artdeco.publics@mairie-bordeaux.fr
  • +33 5 56 10 14 05