Nouvelle-Aquitaine Museums & exhibitions

Our most recommended Nouvelle-Aquitaine Museums & exhibitions

La Cité du Vin Skip-the-Line Entrance Ticket & Wine Tasting

1. La Cité du Vin Skip-the-Line Entrance Ticket & Wine Tasting

Enjoy the standing itinerary of La Cité du Vin, covering 19 exhibits on the theme of wine. Skip the line to enter, and then spend around 3 hours making your way through the exhibits with the aid of a hand-held companion, a digital guide available in 8 languages. At the end of the tour, head to the 8th floor and its belvedere, where you'll have a 360-degree, panoramic view of Bordeaux and the surrounding area. You’ll also have the opportunity to enjoy a glass of wine at a tasting session, choosing from a regularly renewed selection of 20 world wines. After your visit you can browse the on-site boutique, and visit the wine cellar with a vast international selection, the restaurants (with one on the 7th floor offering a panoramic view) and also the reading room.

From Sarlat-la-Canéda: Lascaux IV and Cave Art Full-Day Tour

2. From Sarlat-la-Canéda: Lascaux IV and Cave Art Full-Day Tour

Dordogne is the world capital of prehistory. Here, Cro Magnon, the first early modern humans, settled and left some of the most fascinating artwork inside caves created by thousands of years of erosion. This 8-hour tour will take you to the most famous caves at Lascaux, and to admire the drawings and etchings of Rouffignac Cave. The tour begins at Les Eyzies de Tayac, where the first 5 skeletons of the Cro-Magnons were discovered in 1868. You will take a guided tour of the National Prehistory Museum, which opened in 2004, and possesses the largest collection of prehistoric artifacts in the world. Continue to Montignac, where you will visit the famous Lascaux IV Cave. A perfect reproduction of the original cave and its cave art, Lascaux IV opened in 2016 as a triumph of technology, unique in the world. Rigorous scientific and artistic methods were used to recreate the incomparable atmosphere of the original cave. A reinforced concrete shell was created using shipbuilding techniques, and the relief of the cave was reconstituted down to the tiniest detail. The polychromatic paintings were executed just as the originals were 17, 000 years ago, using natural pigments. End your tour at Rouffignac Cave, to see original etchings and drawings. The Renaissance poet and author François de Belleforest mentioned the Rouffignac Cave as long ago as 1575 in his “Cosmographie Universelle.” The cave paintings proved a popular tourist attraction back in the 19th-Century. Famous archaeologists, such as Henry Breuil, André Glory, and Martel, had visited the cave in the early 20th-Century, but it was only in 1956 that 2 historians from the Pyrenees confirmed the cave art as from the Upper Paleolithic period. Rouffignac Cave, which had once served as a shelter for Resistance fighters in World War 2, was officially opened to the public in 1959, and declared a UNESCO World Heritage Site in 1979.

Bordeaux: Wine and Trade Museum Entry Ticket & Wine Tasting

3. Bordeaux: Wine and Trade Museum Entry Ticket & Wine Tasting

Pre-book your entry ticket to Bordeaux’s Wine and Trade Museum and enjoy the added perks of a presentation of the vineyard and a wine tasting of two wines paired with local snacks. Receive a paper guidebook for your self-guided exploration of the cellars. The Bordeaux Wine and Trade Museum pays tribute to the great wine merchants and the rich winemaking history of Bordeaux. Set in the building of Louis XV's royal broker, you’ll discover three centuries of the history and fame of Bordeaux’s great wines. The vaulted cellars, built around 1720, retrace the work of the coopers and the maturing of wine in barrels in the tradition of the wine merchants of the 19th century. With an included paper guide, you’ll get to go on a self-guided walk through two cellars. At the end of your visit, you can attend a presentation on the Bordeaux vineyards and learn about the notions of grape varieties, appellations d'origine contrôlée, terroir, and more. Alongside your commented wine tasting with in-house selected local wines, you can taste raisins dorés (coated raisins) and canelés de Bordeaux (small French pastry flavored with rum). Before the end of your visit, you can savor more of the wines in the wine cellar (costs not included).

Bordeaux: Les Bassins des Lumières Museum Entry Ticket

4. Bordeaux: Les Bassins des Lumières Museum Entry Ticket

Book your entry ticket to the world's largest digital art museum, the Bassin des Lumières, located in a Second World War German submarine base in Bordeaux. Witness different works of art that combine movement, music, and architecture. Explore six museum areas that showcase Venice's paintings, its architectural gems, and the great artists of Italian painting. Feel as though you are strolling through the Italian city's canals with immersive 3D digital paintings. The 12,000 m² digital art center is a fun activity for all the family. Admire the movement of the works on the walls, the ground, and the water.

Bordeaux: Private Guided Walking Tour & Cite du Vin

5. Bordeaux: Private Guided Walking Tour & Cite du Vin

Join me as we venture together inside the amazing history of Bordeaux: a City that I love so much! Let us discover why it was called the sleeping beauty and share stories of how beautiful Life is in this city! and of course, we end the tour with a visit to Cité du Vin: Bordeaux's universal wine museusm, where I will explain the amazing history of this building and the idea behind the project. We will also check the wonderful Wine Cellar and the boutique! we will tour the gardens of the Cité du Vin and see how it fits well with its neighborhood. Please note that this tour does not include tickets to visit the permanent exhibition of the Cite du Vin. If you would like to visit the exhibition, you will have to purchase the tickets there. I promise you will have a great time during my tour! Looking forward to seeing you!

Bordeaux: Wine and Trade Museum Guided Tour and Wine Tasting

6. Bordeaux: Wine and Trade Museum Guided Tour and Wine Tasting

Where better to fine-tune your appreciation of French wine than the wine capital of France? Delve into two ancient wine merchant cellars throughout a guided tour! Learn more about the history of the Bordeaux city, the organisation of our trade, the famous Grands Crus classifications and the work in the cellars! At the end, enjoy a tasting of two wines, commented by one of our wine professionals and attend a presentation of the Bordeaux vineyards. The Bordeaux wines will hold no secrets from you!

Montsoreau: Château de Montsoreau Museum Entry Ticket

7. Montsoreau: Château de Montsoreau Museum Entry Ticket

Enjoy full access to the Château de Montsoreau-Museum of Contemporary Art, a radical, committed, living place in the Loire Valley, a UNESCO World Heritage Site located just 2 hours from Paris. Explore the museum's permanent collection comprised of the world's largest collection of works from the Art & Language movement, a pioneer of conceptual art. Installed in a château of the Loire Valley, the museum has the architecture, collection, and exhibition spaces that place it among the best international institutions dedicated to contemporary art. The cultural program is a mirror of the creative wealth of contemporary artists; Innovative and experimental, it is organized around temporary exhibitions, events, concerts, talks, and performances. Your access to the museum allows you to explore the richness of its permanent collection that includes videos, installations, paintings, and sculptures, and to discover the current temporary exhibition. The ticket also gives you access to the château's terrace that offers a panoramic view of the Loire River.

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What people are saying about Nouvelle-Aquitaine

We had an excellent all day tour with Benoit! He was very informative, made the historical aspects so interesting and he was very easy going and helpful to answer our many questions. He made the day most interesting and we have many great memories to take home. Highly recommend this tour!

The smell stations were amazing. Loved the relaxing exhibit on wine and love. The best part was wine sample on top floor with beautiful view of Bordeaux. Since we were on a cruise, the staff was able to print, but I couldn’t open and staff had difficulty because of non secure wifi.

So much to see, so little time ... You can spend the whole day here. Interactive, fun, beautiful inside and out. You can smell, touch, hear, see. Interesting for all ages. Loved it. Great value for the buck. I just wish I had arrived earlier.

Excellent trip. I stay here almost the whole day, in the museum, lunch at Level 7, enjoyed my complimentary wine at Level 8, had a sparkling rose bar and shopping at the boutique. I tried a blanc sparkling in Level 8 and I really like it!

Easy to spend a full day here. Many interesting exhibits about history and culture around wine.