Top 10 Specialty Museums in Nouvelle-Aquitaine, France

April 14, 2022 Diedre Savory

Nouvelle-Aquitaine is the largest administrative region in France, located in the southwest of the country.

1. Musee National Adrien Dubouche

8 B Place Winston Churchill, 87000 Limoges France +33 5 55 33 08 50 http://www.musee-adriendubouche.fr/
Excellent
58%
Good
33%
Satisfactory
6%
Poor
2%
Terrible
1%
Overall Ratings

4.5 based on 379 reviews

Musee National Adrien Dubouche

In its fully renovated setting, the Adrien Dubouché National Museum holds the largest collection of Limoges porcelain in the world. It also contains representative works from the key stages in the history of ceramics. The museum route follows a journey through time that starts in Antiquity and crosses continents and civilisations, leading visitors towards the most recent designs. Everyone can marvel at the virtuosity of the masterpieces on display in an area dedicated to manufacturing techniques. The Adrien Dubouché National Museum and its prestigious collections thus contribute to the international reputation of ceramic arts and the promotion of the exceptional know-how that has made Limoges so famous.

Reviewed By stealthyrunner - Fort Myers, United States

During our time in France, we visited the Musee National Adrien Duboche which is the national porcelain museum several times. The porcelain art on display is truly world-class and worth the visit or several visits. Additionally, their educational exhibits are outstanding showing the porcelain process and the history of porcelain from ancient middle-eastern and Japanese displays to completely modern exhibits. Quite honestly, I knew literally nothing about porcelain but was absolutely amazed and entranced by the art and the exhibits. I cannot encourage you enough to visit the museum it's well worth the trip. As I said, we went several times and enjoyed every visit and always found something additional to catch the eye. DO GO AND ENJOY, YOU'LL BE GLAD YOU DID.

2. Musees des Automates / Modeles Reduits

14 rue de la Desiree La Ville en Bois, 17000, La Rochelle France +33 5 46 41 68 08 [email protected] http://www.museeslarochelle.com/
Excellent
47%
Good
38%
Satisfactory
11%
Poor
3%
Terrible
1%
Overall Ratings

4.5 based on 606 reviews

Musees des Automates / Modeles Reduits

Reviewed By Djflash8

It is a museum on scale models, there are small planes, small cars, small boats, it was a beautiful visit made by enthusiasts who know their subject very well

3. Musee d'histoire naturelle de La Rochelle

28 rue Albert 1er musée très complet contant attention à l'orthographe COMPTANT, 17000, La Rochelle France +33 5 46 41 18 25 http://www.museum-larochelle.fr
Excellent
57%
Good
37%
Satisfactory
5%
Poor
1%
Terrible
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4.5 based on 367 reviews

Musee d'histoire naturelle de La Rochelle

Reviewed By paulaaW9553GD - New York City, United States

The museum has been renovated beautifully with its 19th century character maintained. The precious rocks are gorgeous, the flora and fauna collections fabulous, but best of all for us was the ethnographic collection containing an extremely rare and important Easter Island figure as well as an African fang figure of superb quality, among others.

4. Musee d'Aquitaine

20 cours Pasteur, 33000, Bordeaux France +33 5 56 01 51 00 [email protected] http://www.musee-aquitaine-bordeaux.fr
Excellent
43%
Good
44%
Satisfactory
11%
Poor
1%
Terrible
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Overall Ratings

4.5 based on 734 reviews

Musee d'Aquitaine

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).

Reviewed By SergioR1 - Eastbourne, United Kingdom

Centrally located and near a tramway spot. A good way to understand the city and region. Superb collection of Roman archeology: mosaics, statues, estellas etc. Good collection of local ethnographic history, world cultures and slave trade. City development and main trade. All well presented in different languages: French, English & Spanish. Friendly staff you can get out and back into the museum with your ticket.

5. Musee des Commerces d'Autrefois

12 rue Rene Lesson, 17300 Rochefort France +33 5 46 83 91 50 [email protected] http://www.museedescommerces.com
Excellent
73%
Good
25%
Satisfactory
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Poor
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4.5 based on 651 reviews

Musee des Commerces d'Autrefois

6. Association Hermione-La Fayette

Place Amiral Maurice Dupont Arsenal Maritime, 17300 Rochefort France +33 5 46 82 07 07 [email protected] https://fregate-hermione.com/
Excellent
63%
Good
26%
Satisfactory
7%
Poor
3%
Terrible
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Overall Ratings

4.5 based on 1,368 reviews

Association Hermione-La Fayette

Embark on the Hermione adventure in Rochefort ! Explore France's largest replica of an old sailing boat. Find out more about this extraordinary adventure with a host of guided tours, events and activities. Get on board and discover the upper deck and go on the gun deck, learn more about traditional craftmanship, sailmaking, rigging,... Through panels, pictures and movies, you will discover history, shipbuilding and life on board.

Reviewed By NorskemanHoustont - The Woodlands, United States

Don't miss seeing Hermione and learning about her construction and voyages to the new world. A must for history buffs as well as people who love sailing ships. Visit the displays, watch the video, then go aboard.

7. Musee du Vin et du Negoce

41 rue Borie, 33300, Bordeaux France +33 5 56 90 19 13 [email protected] http://www.museeduvinbordeaux.com
Excellent
64%
Good
25%
Satisfactory
7%
Poor
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Terrible
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Overall Ratings

4.5 based on 894 reviews

Musee du Vin et du Negoce

Come discover three centuries of history and fame of the great wines of Bordeaux! The vaulted cellars, built in 1720, trace the history of the wine trade, the work of coopers and the raising of wine in barrels in the tradition of 19th century breeders. At the end of your visit, our team invites you to share a convivial moment around the wines of Bordeaux.

Reviewed By schalhinha

Perfect stop to learn about the region, the neighborhood wine merchant history, see artifacts and taste two wines poured by informative staff.

8. Le Musee de l'ALAT et de l'Helicoptere

58 avenue de l Aerodrome, 40100 Dax France +33 5 58 74 66 19 http://www.museehelico-alat.com/
Excellent
67%
Good
31%
Satisfactory
2%
Poor
1%
Terrible
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Overall Ratings

4.5 based on 162 reviews

Le Musee de l'ALAT et de l'Helicoptere

9. Musee d'Angouleme

1 rue Friedland, 16000, Angouleme France +33 5 45 95 79 88 http://musee-angouleme.fr
Excellent
51%
Good
41%
Satisfactory
6%
Poor
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Terrible
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4.5 based on 220 reviews

Musee d'Angouleme

Reviewed By andrewsimages - Torquay, United Kingdom

This is a lovely old museum, covering the pre-history of the area, African art and a gallery of beautiful (if you like that sort of thing) paintings above. I enjoyed all floors, the beautiful architecture (famous Parisian architect), and went back a second time. A very large sum was recently spent on its refurbishment (c. 2010?). Well worth a visit when in this lovely town.

10. Le Bunker de La Rochelle

8 rue des Dames, 17000, La Rochelle France +33 5 46 42 52 89 [email protected] http://www.bunkerlarochelle.com
Excellent
44%
Good
44%
Satisfactory
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Poor
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Terrible
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Overall Ratings

4.5 based on 877 reviews

Le Bunker de La Rochelle

Enter this bunker, built in 1941 by Germans in the city center, and discover the history of La Rochelle, freed on May 8th, 1945. Reconstituted scenes, photos, videos, period objects...

Reviewed By RuthVR - Halifax, United Kingdom

Well I admit I learnt something at this museum. The English translation pack is excellent and the journey through time is good. Much to see and to learn. It’s not a huge museum as you might expect but well worth a visit - particularly if you’re interested in WW2. Really recommend.

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