Opening times and rates

Online booking of your time slot is mandatory.

Opening times

  • From 1st to 31 August: Wednesday-Saturday 10am-9pm (late night opening with Klimt exhibition from 7pm to 9pm) / Sunday, Monday, Tuesday 10am-7pm
  • From 1st September to 2 January
    In September and during school holidays (from 22 October to 7 November // from 17 December to 2 January - except 24 and 31 December):
    - From Sunday to Thursday: 10am–7pm
    - Friday and Saturday: 10am–9pm (Klimt exhibition from 7pm)
    From 1st to 21 October // from 8 November to 16 December:
    - From Sunday to Thursday: 10am-6pm
    - Friday and Satuday: 10am-8pm (Klimt exhibition from 7pm)
    Note: on 15 October, the Bassins des Lumières will exceptionally close at 6pm.
  • Last entrance 1hr before closing
  • The book and gift shop is open during the art centre’s opening hours.
  • Visit duration : 1hr-1hr15


Full rate  €13,5 
Senior rate* (more than 65 years old)  €12,5 
Reduced rate* (students, disability card-holders, unemployed and Education Pass holders) €11 

Youth rate* (6-25 years old)
Bordeaux Métropole young person card (for the holder and his accompanying person) 

Family rate (2 adults + 2 children from 6-25 years old) €40 
Less than 6 years old*  Free

* on presentation of written proof 

Getting to the Bassins de Lumières

Bassins des Lumières
Impasse Brown de Colstoun
33 300 Bordeaux

Tél : 05 35 00 00 90

By road

A10 then rocade A630/E5/E606. Go out sortie 4 « Zone Industrielle Blanquefort, Bordeaux-Nord ». Turn left into Boulevard Aliénor d'Aquitaine, turn left into Place de Latule then immediatly turn right into Boulevard Alfred Daney. Continue on Boulevard Alfred Daney, the Base sous-marine is on your right. Free parking. 

Public transport

From downtown (stop Quinconces) 
Tram C : stop Raveziès (towards Blanquefort or parc des expos)
Then bus n°9 : stop base sous-marine (towards Brandenburg)

From Saint Jean railway station  
Tram C : stop Raveziès (towrads Blanquefort or parc des expos)
Then bus n°9 : stop base sous-marine (towards Brandenburg)

Please consult timetables on the TBM Transport Bordeaux Métropole website.

The Shuttle 

Get on board our open-to bus for a direct drive to the Bassins de Lumières while enjoying audio-guided commentaries of Bordeaux. 
From 3 July to 30 September, every 30 min from 10:30 to 12:00 and from 13:30 to 15:00

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The Bassins des Lumières are accessible to visitors in wheelchairs.

Buggies are allowed but we advise you to bring a baby carrier.

Pets are not allowed in the art centre (with the exception of guide dogs for the blind persons on presentation of proof).

The program in the Bassins des Lumières may present risks for people with epilepsy and is not recommended for children under 2 years old.