Les Bassins de Lumières
Les Bassins de Lumières
4.5
Speciality Museums • Points of Interest & Landmarks • Art Museums
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10:00 AM - 6:00 PM
Monday
10:00 AM - 6:00 PM
Tuesday
10:00 AM - 6:00 PM
Wednesday
10:00 AM - 6:00 PM
Thursday
10:00 AM - 6:00 PM
Friday
10:00 AM - 8:00 PM
Saturday
10:00 AM - 8:00 PM
Sunday
10:00 AM - 6:00 PM
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The Bassins de Lumières, the world's largest digital art centre, presents monumental immersive digital exhibitions devoted to the major artists in the history of art and contemporary art.
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George B
18 contributions
Sep 2022
Visit this reflecting pool before 10pm. The pool is only inches deep, and drains quickly of 10pm. It makes for fascinating reflections of the buildings
Written 5 October 2022
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Alma F
Sydney, Australia163 contributions
Sep 2022
We had no idea this was here- whether interested in an old submarine base, or local history or a sound and light show, this is a must. Can be a nuisance to get to, but worth the effort- it's spectacular!
Written 23 September 2022
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malc1005
Kettering, UK4,219 contributions
Sep 2022 • Couples
This is something not to be missed on a visit to Bordeaux, it is truely amazing. Be aware while in here time flys, so give yourself enough time to soak in all it has to offer. Highly Recommended.
Written 22 September 2022
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SubOne20
Europe121 contributions
Sep 2022
Really impressed with this, first of all it's in a great setting with it being in an old submarine base built by the German's in the second world war so it had a unique feel.

And secondly, the art and light show was really cool, you'll only need about an hour or so to take it all in and we were glad we did.
Written 16 September 2022
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Jill A
Cleveland, Australia514 contributions
Aug 2022 • Couples
As we went here as part of Scenic River Cruise’s enrichment program it was an exclusive viewing. The whole experience was amazing with the art & music. Very well done.
Written 5 September 2022
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jimmy615
Enfield, UK12 contributions
Aug 2022 • Family
A stand out and absolute must in Bordeaux. As a family we were all transfixed, not only on the artistic displays, but also with the history and size of the amazing building!!
Written 24 August 2022
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Dan74146
Scotland, UK31 contributions
Aug 2022 • Family
Amazing experience this is a must do activity when visiting Bordeaux. This is visually stunning and so well done. We visited for about one hour and the whole family really enjoyed it. I cannot recommend this highly enough and would love to return to see future exhibitions.
Written 18 August 2022
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HilliardSonographer
hilliard99 contributions
Aug 2022 • Couples
This place (as previously reviewed) is wonderful. We spent the suggested 2 hours walking through the different rooms.
We purchased our tickets, and parking spot, on their website. After you pick your entrance time, you also choose the parking time.
We opted for the 1000 time for both.
In hindsight, we would have skipped paying 2 euros for the parking because there were plenty of free spaces at 1000.
There are several rooms to walk through. There’s also a room with stadium seating at the back of the building by the toilets. We preferred the open walk through rooms.
There are two light shows in the big rooms. One immediately follows the other. We preferred The Venice, over Somelia, although both are nice.
The Cube is a square room where you sit on the floor. There’s 2 light shows in the Cube. We preferred the molecule show better than the futuristic video.
As others have said, there’s no cafe. Of course there’s a gift shop at the exit.
We plan on taking visitors there in the future.
Written 15 August 2022
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Audrey F
kirkcaldy,scotland425 contributions
Aug 2022
What a great idea! We loved our visit here. Great digital experience. We used our City pass, so we had free entry. I would recommend visiting here.
Written 7 August 2022
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Miguel G
Ireland3 contributions
Jul 2022 • Family
A great experience for the whole family. A unique location steeped with history, a very interesting presentation of a fascinating topic. If like us, you appreciate alternate experiences to the typical museum approach to city breaks, this should certainly be on your list.
Written 30 July 2022
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  • Fri - Sat 10:00 AM - 8:00 PM
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