Every first Sunday of the month, museums – and some monuments – in the city of Bordeaux are free. Here’s an overview of the top 5 museums where you can visit the temporary exhibitions and the permanent collections.

CAPC – CENTRE D’ART PLASTIQUE CONTEMPORAIN

Installed in former customs warehouses, this place of artistic production and exhibitions is a benchmark in the contemporary art landscape. Both the permanent collection and the temporary exhibitions have featured many artists known worldwide today.

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MUSÉE DES BEAUX-ARTS

From Titian to Rodin, the collections of paintings and sculptures ranging from the 15th to the 20th century are well worth a visit. Installed in the north and south wings of the Palais Rohan, the visit also offers the opportunity to walk in the gardens of the City Hall.

MADD – MUSÉE DES ART DÉCORATIF ET DU DESIGN

The MADD is located in the Hôtel Lalande, built in the 18th century by wealthy members of Parliament from Bordeaux, before being converted and used as a police station and prison until the 1960s. Not to be missed for those passionate about objects of art and design.

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MUSEUM DE BORDEAUX – SCIENCES ET NATURE

The Museum explores all fields of biodiversity in an innovative way. From animals to humans, and plants, young and old alike will find something of interest in this museum in the heart of the magnificent Jardin Public de Bordeaux.

MUSÉE D’AQUITAINE

Just up the street from Place Pey-Berland, the Aquitaine Museum tells the story of Bordeaux from prehistoric times to the present day. Via their application, game booklet and thematic tours, the discovery is guaranteed to be fun and exciting for all.

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