Nouvelle-Aquitaine is the largest administrative region in France, located in the southwest of the country.
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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.
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.
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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
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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.
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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).
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.
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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.
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.
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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.
Perfect stop to learn about the region, the neighborhood wine merchant history, see artifacts and taste two wines poured by informative staff.
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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.
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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...
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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