Musée National des Douanes

National Customs Museum

For most, the idea of a Customs Museum doesn’t get the blood flowing, but you should put your prejudices aside for this one!

Situated on the beautiful Place de la Bourse, the Musée National des Douanes- or ‘National Museum of Customs’ offers a historical journey from antiquity to the modern day.

As a port city, Bordeaux has always had a need to document what comes through. Thanks to this tradition, we now have a long historical trail that, through confiscated items and written documents, provides us with a clear picture of the greater happenings in history as well the real lives of ordinary people.

Uniforms, simple workman tools and downright bizarre objects give us a physical link with the past.

LOCAL TIP : A customs museum is particularly relevant in Bordeaux, due to the centuries of wine and other types of trade that have happened on the Quays, just in front of Porte Cailhau!


Place de la Bourse
Place du Parlement

Place Saint-Pierre
Port Cailhau

Les Quais
Porte de Bourgogne

Pont de pierre

Le Bar du Boucher
Houses of Parliament
Les Fils à Maman
L’Alchimiste Gintoneria
La Maison du Glacier
Rustic Vines

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Monday : Closed Tuesday : 10:00am - 6:00pm Wednesday : 10:00am - 6:00pm Thursday : 10:00am - 6:00pm Friday : 10:00am - 6:00pm Saturday : 10:00am - 6:00pm Sunday : 10:00am - 6:00pm
1 Place de la Bourse,
33000 Bordeaux
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