Museum of Aquitaine


Presenting the history of the Aquitaine region from prehistory to the present day, the Museum of Aquitaine contains prestigious collections of archaeological and enthnographical artefacts. The 18th century collection has recently been renovated to include major displays relating to the Atlantic slave trade in the 19th century, the living conditions of these slaves, and how Bordeaux itself was involved in the trade.

A museum focused on heritage and civilisation, it holds 2 major temporary exhibitions each year with previous exhibitions including 'The Soul of Wine' and 'Prehistory in Aquitaine'.


Places to visit nearby

Bordeaux in Aquitaine is the region's capital and the home of French wine-making, recognised world-wide for its excellent wines, and is beautifully situated on the River Garonne.

Saint-Émilion in Aquitaine is the oldest wine area in the Bordeaux region and is a pretty medieval town with magnificent underground catacombs.

Arcachon in Aquitaine is a beautiful coastal town inside the inspiring inland sea of the bay of Arcachon.

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