“Under the Seas”: the world’s first photo exhibition at the Musée Mer Marine

Pending a full opening in Spring-Summer 2019, the new Marine Sea Museum, located in the Bacalan district, is hosting “Under the Seas – Beyond the Image”, a photography exhibition in partnership with National Geographic.

With this first event, the MMM raises public awareness and curiosity about the beauty and fragility of the oceans, while replacing the human being in this immensity that surpasses him, both in time and space. It embraces the visitor in the emotion of the images, and beyond, in the harmonious relationship that human beings must maintain with their natural environment.


120 photos signed by David Doubilet and Paul Nicklen

For more than forty years now, David Doubilet, travelling the world’s seas, has been photographing his thousand and one underwater encounters. Paul Nicklen has chosen to promote the territories of the Far North and the animals that live under and on the ice. Both of them introduce us to a world of beauty, both poetic and wild.

While they do not travel on the same latitudes, David Doubilet and Paul Nicklen share the same vocation: to become ambassadors for wild and unknown kingdoms, whose fragile beauty captured by modern photographic techniques must inspire the world with a desire to preserve it.

The Bordeaux Marine Museum is due to open completely (with permanent rooms devoted in particular to the history of navigation and scientific research related to the ocean) in May or June 2019, according to Norbert Fradin.

Practical Information


89 rue des Etrangers – 33300 Bordeaux
Phone : +33 (0)5 57 19 77 73

Opening Hours:

Everyday except Tuesday from 10h00 to 18h00 (until 19h00 on the weekends) until 30 April 2019
Last access is 30min before closing time


Full ticket: 9 €
Reduced ticket: 6 €
Free for children under 4 years old

More information www.mmmbordeaux.com

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