Museum of Contemporary Art


Created in 1973, the Museum of Contemporary Art (or CAPC), is housed inside an old warehouse that was once used for storing colonial foodstuffs. The museum offers a year-round programme of temporary exhibitions and was awarded the label 'Musée de France' in 2003. Workshops and other events are held at the museum, as well as the regularly-changing exhibitions, so there is always something new to see.

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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