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Musée des Beaux-Arts de Bordeaux

It is reasonable to consider the Chaptal Decree of the 14th of Fructidor of the year IX (1st of September 1801) as the founding act of the Museum of Fine Arts, Bordeaux, as indeed it was for the majority of large regional museums.

The report presented by the minister made provision for the dispatch of consignments of art works sufficiently large to justify the creation of museums to the fifteen towns and cities concerned. The situation in Bordeaux after the events of the revolution was undoubtedly similar to that encountered in the other large towns of the Consulate, with the possible exception of the fact that only a very small number of works had been saved and gathered together at the storehouse of the ancient convent of the Feuillants.


At no extra charge, the Musée des Beaux-Arts welcomes disabled visitors. Reservation required 05 56 10 25 25.

At no extra charge, the Musée des Beaux-Arts welcomes disabled visitors, whether they be individuals, families or pre-established groups (institutions for the disabled from the healthcare and medical/social sector).

Reduced mobility access:
Since July 2012, the museum has been awarded the "label national d'accueil et d'accessibilité "Tourism & Handicap".Over a period of 5 years, the museum is committed to providing a quality service for people with motor, mental, and auditory disabilities.

Reserved car parks:
Two parking spaces reserved for persons with reduced mobility are also available near the Musée (south wing).

Gallery and museum:
Entry to the buildings facilitated by access ramps, automatic doors and elevators.

The museum’s cultural service is provided for the benefit of all visitors. Its goal is to give visitors the chance to learn about and appreciate the museum’s treasures, to raise public awareness for the arts and to arouse their curiosity and stimulate observation and imagination through a variety of tours and activities based on the permanent collections and temporary exhibitions.

By appointment, the service can adapt a specific, guided group tour of the permanent collections or the temporary exhibitions in collaboration with institutions.


Tramway Access by Line A or B, stopping at the Palais de Justice or Hôtel de ville.
All information available at

Galerie des Beaux-Arts station: lines 4, 5, 6, 15, 16 and 56
Palais de Justice station: lines 4, 5, 15, 16

Car parks Mériadeck, Saint-Christoly, ou République
Reduced mobility access : 2 Car parks front of the Museum (southern wing)


Musée des Beaux-Arts (permanente collections):
Price : €4 and €2 concessions

Galerie des Beaux-Arts (exhibitions):
Price : Temporary exhibitions and permanent collections - €6,5 and €3.50 concessions. Guided tour : entrance + €3


OPENING HOURS: next days Wed  11:00-18:00
Thu  11:00-18:00
Fri  11:00-18:00
Sat  11:00-18:00
Sun  11:00-18:00
Mon  11:00-18:00

20 Cours d'Albret
33000 Bordeaux


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