Musée des Arts decorative et du Design

It was Father’s day, the final day of the Bordeaux wine festival and a football game day for the 2018 FIFA World Cup Russia™ on the day we visited the Museum of Decorative Arts and Design (MADD). Consequently we had the museum virtually to ourselves.

The Lalande Hotel, built in 1775, was for more than a century, a private aristocratic mansion. It was eventually purchased by the city and subsequently used as a police station and prison, a museum of ancient art and today the Museum of Decorative Arts and Design.

This beautiful mansion museum exhibits french ceramics, sculptures, paintings, jewelry, furniture, dishes and glassware and more.

Throughout the museum, we discovered tastefully decorated rooms staged with fine furniture and objets d’art from the 17th, 18th and 19th centuries. A few unique dishes were on display that we hadn’t seen before and appealing antique mantle clocks were sprinkled throughout the rooms.

— Ted & Julia

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