(Bordeaux, Gironde, Aquitaine, France)
Bordeaux has a good selection of museums and similar cultural attractions, which are devoted to a wide range of interests.
Displays and exhibitions include local history, natural history, the French Resistance and Bordeaux's maritime links.
Many of the city's museums are located in fine old buildings, right in the very heart of Bordeaux. Here is some information about the main museums.
Musée d'Histoire Naturelle (Natural History Museum)
Tel: +33 05 56 48 29 86
Bordeaux's Natural History Museum (Musée d'Histoire Naturelle) is actually one of the oldest in France. Set up at the beginning of the 19th century, the museum is housed in a grand mansion overlooking the Jardin Publique. Visitors both old and young will enjoy its large collection of zoological specimens, as well as exhibits of local wildlife and fossils.
Open hours: Monday, Wednesday and Friday - 11:00 to 18:00; Saturday and Sunday - 14:00 to 18:00
Admission: charge; free 1st Sunday of month
Address: 20 Cours Pasteur, Bordeaux, France, FR
Tel: +33 05 56 01 51 00
The local commercial, maritime and rural history is brought to life in this fascinating museum. Most notably, the Musée d'Aquitaine includes a collection of 18th-century drawings and writings relating to the city of Bordeaux. As you'd expect, the wine trade is also featured in the exhibits.
Open hours: Tuesday to Sunday - 11:00 to 18:00
Centre National Jean Moulin
Address: Place Jean Moulin, Bordeaux, 33000, France, FR
Tel: +33 05 56 79 66 00
This museum was set up in 1967 to commemorate the role played by the French Resistance during World War Two. As well as giving visitors an insight into the way that the Resistance operated, the Centre National Jean Moulin also celebrates the life of Bordeaux's most famous Resistance member, Jean Moulin. As well as a vast archive of Resistance documents, the museum also provides guided tours in French and English.
Open hours: Tuesday to Friday - 11:00 to 18:00; Saturday and Sunday - 14:00 to 18:00