The comfort of your visit

The museum of Beaux-Arts of Bordeaux offers you equipment to assure a comfortable visit.

Health Pass

From 21 July 2021, a "Health Pass" is compulsory in all cultural and leisure venues (theatres, cinemas, museums, amusement parks, festivals, concert halls, etc.).
To gain access to the Musée des Beaux-Arts, people over 12 years of age will therefore have to present proof of non-contamination to Covid. The pass can be digital or in paper form and must prove one of the three following items:
1. Certificate of complete vaccination  
- 1 week after the 2nd injection for double injection vaccines (Pfizer, Moderna, AstraZeneca) ;  
- 2 weeks after injection for single injection vaccines (Johnson & Johnson from Janssen);  
- 1 week after injection for vaccines in people with a history of Covid (single injection).
2. or negative RT-PCR or antigen test less than 72 hours old  
3. or positive RT-PCR test result, at least 11 days old and less than 6 months old, demonstrating recovery from Covid  
The verification does not allow access to or storage of your medical data.  
We will be forced to deny you access if you cannot provide these documents.  
In view of the rebond in the epidemic, the wearing of surgical masks is temporarily reinstated in the rooms of the museum in order to ensure the safety of everyone. 
The mask is compulsory from 6 years old.
Thank you for your understanding. For more information on the conditions for obtaining the health pass, we invite you to carefully read the information available on the Government website.


Download the Plan of the Museum’s permanent collection here.
To learn more click about the permanent collections here.

Assuring a comfortable visit 

Museum acclimatisation

To conserve the works, the museum is acclimatised. A light jacket is recommended.

Sitting down

The museum has benches and light, easy to carry foldable stools available for free at the entrance. 


It is prohibited to enter in the exhibition rooms with umbrellas, large bags or a backpack on your back. There are free lockers where you can store your personal belongings (except large bags). (Covid-19: free access is temporarily suspended, ask at the information desk).
The museum also provides unmonitored coat racks at the entrance.

Bathrooms and changing area

There are bathrooms with changing tables at the museum entrance. (Covid-19: the changing table is currently unavailable). 

Rest area

A rest area is available at the entrance by the museum shop. There you can browse the latest publications of the museum which are on sale at the museum shop. (Covid-19: the furniture is currently unavailable in order to respect social distancing). 

Museum Shop

Here you can buy postcards, posters, exhibit catalogues and gifts.
To remember your visit, don’t hesitate to buy The highlights, Collection of the Museum of Beaux-Arts of Bordeaux from Liénart Publishers, Available at the museum store for €19.

Handicap services

All museum areas are handicap accessible thanks to ramps and elevators. Don’t hesitate to ask for equipment to help you get around the museum. The museum is constantly improving conditions for handicapped visitors. Please contact the museum for further information at +33(0)5 56 10 25 25 or by email


The museum does not offer refreshments. However, the surrounding area has lots of cafés, restaurants and carry-out shops. Picnicking is allowed on the benches in the garden.


Photos without flash and without using tripods are allowed in the museum for strictly personal use in order to not damage the works or block paths. Don’t hesitate to mention the museum if you post your photos on social networks! For more information, please contact the museum.


The museum has Wi-Fi access. Ask at the museum entrance.


A changing table is available in the museum bathrooms (Covid-19: the changing table is currently unavailable).
Musée des Beaux-Arts de Bordeaux © F. Deval

Musée des Beaux-Arts de Bordeaux © F. Deval.