Bordeaux folds you into history through Museums and Art Galleries with fabulous international and local collections. Every region, Saint-Emilion, and Bordeaux as UNESCO World Heritage sites, reveal layers of the mélange that are the French story. Get to know the top 5 Bordeaux Museums and Art Galleries.
Here you can see the top 5 Bordeaux Museums and Art Galleries
Housed in a former colonial warehouse the Museum of Contemporary Art has a collection of nearly 1300 works by 189 artists from the late 60’s to present date. This is a must see Museum for any art fan!
Museum of Contemporary Art or the CAPC has a collection that includes such as notable artists as Warhol, Dine, Magritte and Simon Hantai. The gallery hosts year-round exhibitions, workshops, and conferences. Particularly delightful is the roof top terrace where not only contemporary works await but also a terrace restaurant and café with excellent food and comfortable chairs – a local favorite.
The French are unsurpassed for elegant furnishings and fine porcelain and the exceptional collections of these at the Musée des Arts Decoratif will not disappoint you nor will the beautiful 18th century home, originally the Hôtel de Lalande.
Decorative arts are represented from the 17th century to current design but the guiding principal for the Museum is to represent the atmosphere of a house in the 18th and 19th centuries with prestigious porcelain of Bordeaux, paneling, fireplaces, paintings and floors. Modern times are represented with Bordeaux Art Deco, the decorative arts of the Memphis group and the revival of the goldsmith Roland Daraspe.
The Museum of Fine Art or Musée des Beaux-Arts was founded in 1801 by Napoleon Bonaparte. It is one of the largest art galleries outside of Paris. View a fine collection of French and European art.Location:Bordeaux Centre
Tel: +33 (0)5 56 10 20 56
The Museé d’Aquitaine’s stunning collection of over 70,000 items of artifacts, furniture and viticulture are spread through their spectacular displays. The Tayac treasure from the 2nd century BC, the Garonne treasure of 4000 Roman coins and an exhibit presenting the role of Bordeaux in the slave trade are well worth visiting.Location:Bordeaux Saint-Michel
Tel:+33 (0)5 56 01 51 00
On the Blaye wine route, in the medieval town of Bourg, a 16th-century fortress is perched overlooking the Dordogne River. A museum also houses an exceptional and well-cared for carriage collection.Location:Bourg Tel:+33 (0)5 57 68 23 57 See also: WHERE TO TASTE WINE IN VENICE http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=VPgXizdR3-0
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