Musée Aquitaine

The Musée d’Aquitaine focuses on the local history of Bordeaux and the surrounding Aquitaine region. Since we enjoy learning the origins of each city we visit, this was a ‘must see’. The earliest records show that around 567 BC Bordeaux was settled by the Celts who named the town Burdigala, a name you see frequently in the city still today. Roman rule began around 60 BC and the very first vines were planted during the early Roman occupation.

There was a temporary exhibition, featuring Jack London that was interesting. We are renaming him, ‘the pioneer vlogger’. He and his wife traveled the world, in his case by sail boat, took photos and videos and wrote books. Sounds familiar, right?

— Ted & Julia

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