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Musee National des Douanes

1 Place de la Bourse, 33064, Bordeaux, France
+33 5 56 48 82 82
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Model Customs museum

Free entrance if you are Customs officers, no matter what country you are from. I was there to... read more

Reviewed 2 weeks ago
Bangkok, Thailand
Small but informative

We went here partly to get out of the heat for a while! It was a very interesting and informative... read more

Reviewed 28 May 2017
London, United Kingdom
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1 Place de la Bourse, 33064, Bordeaux, France
+33 5 56 48 82 82
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Free entrance if you are Customs officers, no matter what country you are from. I was there to study the historical perspective and the way they manage to exhibit their story and historical evidence. I was very impressed of this museum as they do not...More

Thank FernParnchanok
Reviewed 28 May 2017 via mobile

We went here partly to get out of the heat for a while! It was a very interesting and informative visit. We took the audio guide which I would recommend. We learnt a lot about the history of France and the life of customs officers...More

Thank Mdm_78
Reviewed 25 May 2017

Managed by a division of the actual French Customs, this is a very interesting museum right next door to Place de la Bourse and the reflecting pond. It has some of the history of Bordeaux, history of the institution of Customs and history of, what...More

Thank Oliver S
Reviewed 13 March 2017

It was very interesting to read the detailed information about the Customs throughout the ages! We found it very interesting and informative! Les Douaniers at the front desk were most friendly and answered our questions too. Well worth the detour!

Thank francoise_moyen54
Reviewed 30 November 2016

Situated in the South wing of the Bourse. This is a small museum with information in French only but the exhibits speak for themselves. We found the detail very interesting. Many pictures of the riverside as it used to be before its development as an...More

Thank Ollie46501
Reviewed 12 October 2016

If you are an traveler and have crossed an international border (land, sea or by air) you have met a customs officer. This museum is dedicated to the work of the customs officers in France and tells the history of their service. The main desk...More

Thank Saranger
Reviewed 20 September 2016

This museum covers in some depth the history of the French Douaniers and their predecessors the 'Tax Farmers'. Interesting if slightly overwhelming, to make the most of it in English you really need the audio guide (for which photo ID is required as a deposit)....More

Thank iosgeek
Reviewed 26 August 2016

The museum is superb. The most interesting object is an enormus egg from a preistoric fowl. There are many exhibits that have been seized by customs officer.

Thank antonis k
Reviewed 1 April 2016

Easy to find, has a little cupboard to mind your coats and day-pack. Entrance fee is reasonable and you get an audio guide for a few extra euros. It was a bit long winded but made the experience, without it we would have whizzed through...More

Thank 71ane
Reviewed 4 November 2015

Fascinating waterfront museum of Customs & Excise ( not my usual cup of tea, but fascinating) All in French, so an audio guide might help, about 1/2 hour should do it & look out for the confiscated Chinese Erotic models, in a covered box to...More

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