Quality Hotel Bordeaux Pessac
Avenue de l'Europe
Gradignan, Bordeaux, 33170
Phone: (33) 5 56 75 20 00
Fax: (33) 5 56 75 20 01
Arts & Museums
Situated in one of the last wine houses typical to Bordeaux, this museum exhibits a collection of 500 tools dating from the 18th to the 19th Centuries. All have been assembled by passionate collectors. Every trade related to wine is represented, from the coopers to the wine chemists to the storehouse masters who insure the proper aging of wine. These trades were passed from generation to generation.
The Artothèque de Pessac is like a library - but instead of books you can borrow art. For EUR45 you can become a member and for EUR10 extra you can take home one of 330 works by contemporary artists (and enjoy it for two months!) Don't miss out on this truly original concept that has already seduced many art lovers in the region. The gallery also organizes temporary exhibitions as well as studio visits, video screenings, conferences, discussions and other events. Free entry.
A Suivre...Lieu d'Art is a spacious gallery that houses contemporary art. Both popular as well as yet-to-known artists showcase their works at the gallery. The gallery organizes temporary exhibitions in its premises on a frequent basis. Apart from that, the gallery also hosts seminars, meetings, lectures and other art related events to educate common people about the nuances in contemporary art. Call for details.
Galerie Reg'Art gives you a peek into the artistic leanings in the city. The place showcases temporary and permanent exhibits in various mediums of art by famed and upcoming artists. Besides, the gallery undertakes restoration of antique frames and cleaning cloths. If you are interested in trying your artistic skills but shy away from paintings, Galerie Reg'Art offers beginners and advanced courses as well. To know more, or book a seat in their art class, check the website.
From the time it has opened its doors, Villa Mandarine has been a haven for hordes of art lovers in the city. These art enthusiasts frequent the gallery, primarily, to appreciate the plethora of paintings that adorn each wall at the gallery. Not just established artists but works by upcoming artists are equally promoted at the gallery. Villa Mandarine is home to various exhibitions and workshops on a regular basis.
Opened in 2007 in Bordeaux by the dazzling Nadia Russel, the Tinbox Contemporary Art Gallery helps local and national French artists to professionally produce, distribute and sell their work. Contemporary artists as far as Peru, Hungary and Japan are supported by this gallery which has helped numerous artists in establishing themselves. Check their website for a complete list of upcoming exhibitions.
L' Atelier Rouge Tomate is an association that organizes art workshops in its office premises. This space nurtures and nourishes people's inherent creativity, through exhibitions, events, workshops and more. Paintings, sculpture, design activities are conducted for all age groups. Children can attend a variety of events during school vacations. Atelier Rouge Tomate is art education in a non-boring manner. Visit website for more information.
Located in a quiet corner of Bordeaux along Rue Judaique, Le Jus d'Art is a quaint gallery that has been art lovers' paradise from the time it has opened its doors. This intimate gallery features a collection of paintings and artwork by well-known local artists. Apart from that, the gallery also hosts exhibitions by upcoming and amateur artists. If you are a true art enthusiast, then your visit to the gallery is a must.
The artifacts of the construction professionals on display at the Musée des Compagnons du Tour de France, gives one an insight into the companionship of the workers in Bordeaux during the nineteenth century. The magnificent creations of the carpenters, masons and locksmiths showcase the rich quality of the French culture. The museum is a splendid place for art lovers and an educative place for students seeking an understanding of the guilds. The museum offers tours at a discounted rate for students and also provides guided tours. For further information log on to their website.
Bordeaux's Museum of Fine Arts was founded in 1801 by Napoleon Bonaparte. In 1829, the curator managed to obtain a collection of 280 paintings comprising works from Italy, Belgium, Germany and Holland. The Dutch paintings elevated the city's public collection to one of the finest in the country. The north and south wings of the building were renovated in 1994. They are now home to the French and foreign schools of art from the 16th to the 18th Century; most noteworthy are exhibits from the Italian and Dutch schools as well as some 19th and 20th-century works ranging from the Romantic to the Impressionist periods. The museum also contains a library, an information center, a photography lab and a shop selling postcards and prints.
Showcasing sculptures, paintings and drawings of the nineteenth century, the fine arts museum of Bordeaux was founded by Pierre Lancour, who was also its first curator. Amidst the large collection of paintings in the museum, the French and Dutch ones are particularly magnificent. Access to the library within the area is permitted to students and researchers. For a mesmerizing view of the glorious past, the fine arts museum of Bordeaux is a must visit. The admission price to the museum is subject to change, and thereby for further information check out their web page.
Galerie des beaux-arts is an absolute must go for all those who love art. The place holds exhibitions of water color and oil paintings created by upcoming and known talents. Visiting Galerie des beaux-arts transports you to the surreal and magnificent world of art.