What to do and see in Aquitaine, Nouvelle-Aquitaine: The Best Museums

May 16, 2022 Jeremy Dunfee

Discover the best top things to do in Aquitaine, France including Musee de mineralogie et Paleontologie, Villa Arnaga, Musee Asiatica, Musee d'Aquitaine, Vesunna, Musee du Vin et du Negoce, Le Musee de l'ALAT et de l'Helicoptere, Piment d'Espelette AOP, Ortillopitz, Institut Culturel Bernard Magrez.
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1. Musee de mineralogie et Paleontologie

2 rue de Paris, 24260 Le Bugue France +33 6 23 56 62 56
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5.0 based on 9 reviews

Musee de mineralogie et Paleontologie

2. Villa Arnaga

Route du Docteur Camino, 64250 Cambo les Bains France +33 5 59 29 83 92 [email protected] http://www.arnaga.com
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4.5 based on 856 reviews

Villa Arnaga

The author of Cyrano de Bergerac created a sumptuous theatrical decor for his dream home. The charming French and English gardens delight the visitor with their romantic walks. A veritable «poem in stone and vegetation», the Villa Arnaga has to be explored or reexplored :In 2014, you'll have the opportunity to admire the renewed gardens similar to the ones imagined by Edmond Rostand with their box wood embroideries, their topiary bushes, their plant vases, their mirror like pools. The "poets' corner " will surprise you with its lattice work. In a word a typical French garden with its perfectly geometrical design ! Open daily from April 1 to November 1. From April to June and September to November : 9:30 to 12:30 and 14h to 18h . In July and August : 10h -19h . In 2020, due to the Covid epidemic, our opening hours are modified. Please visit our website : arnaga.com

Reviewed By AnneLouise228 - Montaigu-de-Quercy, France

The gorgeous, highly individual rooms make perfect backdrops to the creative talents of the Rostand family in early 20th Century. The formal gardens echo the perspective. Unfortunately no tearoom because of the Confinement but nevertheless, a deligtful outing.

3. Musee Asiatica

1 Rue Guy Petit, 64200 Biarritz France +33 5 59 22 78 78 [email protected] http://www.musee-asiatica.com/
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4.5 based on 124 reviews

Musee Asiatica

Indian, Chinese, Tibetan, Nepalese collections with more than 1,000 objects including more than 100 masterpieces on two levels.

4. Musee d'Aquitaine

20 cours Pasteur, 33000, Bordeaux France +33 5 56 01 51 00 [email protected] http://www.musee-aquitaine-bordeaux.fr
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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. Vesunna

20 rue du 26e Regiment D Infanterie Parc de Vésone, 24000, Perigueux France +33 5 53 53 00 92 [email protected] http://www.perigueux-vesunna.fr
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4.5 based on 562 reviews

Vesunna

UNIQUE ARCHAEOLOGICAL SITE Visit a unique museum in France which is protecting a vast gallo-roman house vestiges, the Vésone Domus. Opened since 2003, in the heart of archaeological and plants park, Vesunna offers a 3000 m2 itinerary of permanent presentation of antique Perigueux. AN ARCHITECTURE BY JEAN NOUVEL Jean Nouvel the building project architect has completed a great number of works throughout the world. He is in particular the architect of the Quai Branly museum in Paris. A large umbrella, which is protecting the antic walls, floats above it. From the mezzanines, an impressive view opens onto the vestiges. Further on, the high glass walls reveal the landscaped gardens of the Vesone Tower and the IVth century rampart vestiges. The building is like a window onto the past which is buried under the modern city.

Reviewed By eddie365 - Alrewas, United Kingdom

What a wonderful experience visiting this exceptional Roman villa complex that has been excavated and expertly enveloped in a weatherproof building. The space is light and airy, the attention to detail is fascinating, and you can really visualise what you are seeing and how it looked in its heyday. There is an excellent film that is worth seeing to show the development of the site and aide visualisation that runs for about 10 minutes and alternates between French and English. The audio guide is functional, and dual / triple language descriptions around the exhibit would be useful for non-French speakers, but this is not to detract fom a great experience,

6. Musee du Vin et du Negoce

41 rue Borie, 33300, Bordeaux France +33 5 56 90 19 13 [email protected] http://www.museeduvinbordeaux.com
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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.

7. 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/
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4.5 based on 162 reviews

Le Musee de l'ALAT et de l'Helicoptere

8. Piment d'Espelette AOP

25 Merkatu Plaza, 64250 Espelette France +33 5 59 93 88 86 [email protected] http://www.pimentdespelette.com/
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4.5 based on 67 reviews

Piment d'Espelette AOP

9. Ortillopitz

Rue de la platriere Quartier Helbarrun, 64310 Sare France +33 5 59 85 91 92 [email protected] http://www.ortillopitz.com
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4.5 based on 115 reviews

Ortillopitz

Au Pays Basque, la maison est plus qu’un bien, qu’une architecture: c’est une mémoire, une histoire... comme celle d’Ortillopitz. La demeure de 1660 bâtie sur les vestiges de la maison érigée en 1540 est ouverte au public depuis 20 ans. Pour mieux comprendre le Pays Basque, ce lieu historique unique et authentique est à découvrir. Une animation pour les enfants : A la recherche du trésor d'Ortillopitz

10. Institut Culturel Bernard Magrez

16 rue de Tivoli Château Labottière, 33000, Bordeaux France +33 5 56 81 72 77 [email protected] http://www.institut-bernard-magrez.com/
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4.5 based on 358 reviews

Institut Culturel Bernard Magrez

The Bernard Magrez Art Institute offers contemporary art exhibitions, concerts, workshops and conferences. The château and other rooms can be rented for product launches, corporate team building events or private events. The Art Institute supports arts through artists residencies, mastepieces orders and other charity events. Is supports science through charity nights and donations. It supports culture thanks to exhibitions, workshops and faciliation of meeting with artists in person.

Reviewed By claradibs

With our friends we spend few hours in this great place. Art and architecture! We recommand this place very clos to bordeaux

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