Palais de Rohan
Palais de Rohan
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Elegant 18th-century palace houses three museums: Musee des Beaux Arts, Musee Archeologique and Musee des Arts Decoratifs.
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  • mini_d51
    Sydney, Australia463 contributions
    Pleasant surprise
    We had some time to kill before our river cruise so we decided to go to the museum of archeology which had some amazing artefacts. An audio guide was available and I would recommend getting one. It was only a few euros to get in (for over 60s) and would take between 45 minutes and 90 minutes to get through depending on how much you wanted to read.
    Written September 22, 2022
  • Wael khalifa
    Cairo, Egypt172 contributions
    3 Museums in one Palace
    Three museums in the palace. On the top floor the fine art museum which has lots of amazing paintings. On the second floor the decorative museum which shows rooms of the palace and finally in the basement the archilogical museum which shows many of the old artifacts Quick tip, ask when buying the tickets about the Audio guide they are free but they need to print a ticket for it
    Traveled as a couple
    Written May 14, 2022
  • Gerson van Luijk
    Rotterdam, The Netherlands390 contributions
    Same old same grande museum
    This museum is more or less a must see, but therefore not too interesting. I did not see particular highlights. The building is obviously grande and stately. I am not sure if I would go again. The museum is free on the first sunday of the month by the way. Love the frensch government.
    Written February 9, 2022
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Kevin P
Tempe, AZ422 contributions
Nov 2022
I visited the art and decorative art museums while waiting to get into Strasbourg cathedral. Both have good collections. The Beaux Arts museum had an unexpected Crivelli and a particularly gruesome painting by Crespi of an almost-doglike Christ carrying the cross.
Written November 26, 2022
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hanna718
NOVA540 contributions
Oct 2021
As others have mentioned, this is actually three museums in one, housed in the former palace of the bishops/cardinals. Each museum is located on one floor, the archaology museum in the basement, museum of decorative arts on the ground floor, and museum of fine arts on the upper level. You can buy separate tickets, but the three together were only 12 euro. Each museum was interesting in its own right. Archaeology museum showed the history of the area from pre-historic times, through Roman, and more recent. Decorative arts were mostly rooms of the palace as they would have been, along with rooms showing porcelain, gold work, etc. Museum of fine arts had a variety of paintings, and during my visit a special exhibition on Jean-Jacques Henner.

My one complaint is that flow in each of the museums was a little confusing. Some rooms had multiple entrances/exits, and it wasn't always clear what route you were supposed to take to ensure you were seeing everything.
Written November 3, 2021
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permia
Ireland38,175 contributions
Sep 2022
It’s a marvellous landmark alongside the Cathedral. With grandeur befitting a home for Prince-Bishops and Cardinals, it is a treasured edifice.

Constructed in the 1730s, it has had many owners and roles, reflecting the numerous historical changes in the city down the centuries.

Exquisite design features are delightful to admire. It hosts two major museums within.
Written December 4, 2022
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charbias
Lyon, France162 contributions
Oct 2020
This palace now houses 3 museums. They share a common entrance, but each branches off from there and you pay (or have a free visit if you have a voucher/or half price with a second voucher) to see each one. It's easy to find as it's opposite the Notre Dame Cathedral.
Written November 1, 2020
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hans-jaguar
Santa Comba Dao, Portugal21,690 contributions
Dec 2019
The Palais des Rohan is a French palace located in the city center of Strasbourg, next to the Cathedral of Our Lady of Strasbourg and its museum, the Musée de l'Œuvre Notre-Dame. It is representing a highlight of local Baroque architecture, it is the home to three of the most important museums in the city since the end of the 19th century: the Archaeological Museum (Musée archéologique, in the basement), the Museum of Decorative Arts (Musée des Arts décoratifs, on the ground floor) and the Museum of Fine Arts (Musée des Beaux-arts, on the first and second floors). Galerie Robert Heitz is also located in a side wing of the palace. Due to the festivities we have not seen it on the inside, this will be for another visit.
Written January 20, 2020
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KemikOjstra
Maribor, Slovenia1,498 contributions
Sep 2016 • Solo
Although the majority of traditional architecture in Alsace is of German traditional origin, this Palais de Rohan is a typical sign of French presence here, from the times of great French baroque (all who love baroque, will surely enjoy time here). Thus this palace makes a great cohesion between German and French cultures in the Alsace capital of Strasbourg, this time in French way.

In the first floor (which is like a ground floor) is the exhibition of rooms with authentic baroque palace furniture which very well remains on the furniture and decoration in the greatest baroque palace in Versailles. You can go through some living rooms, bedroom, dining room, see some tableware from the 18th century and, finally, a very nice astronomic hour and all its mechanism.

In the second floor it is the museum of beautiful arts. They are really beautiful from Italian, Low Lands, French and German tradition and from the end of Middle Ages until Classicism. If you take a time and hear to the guiding headphones (or guide if you are in a group), you can there very well see the history of art with all typical characteristics from art periods. On the end, you can go to the Archaelogical museum downwards on stairs.

I propose you to have at least 2-3 hours to research the palace. Enjoy your time in the palace and a very nice city of Strasbourg.
Written September 25, 2016
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Marcin 7-17
Gdynia, Poland3,697 contributions
Jul 2021 • Couples
the magnificent Rohan Palace in the heart of Strasbourg, opposite the equally magnificent Cathedral of Notre Damme. On the other side one of the canals of the Rhine, where ships sail .. Very beautiful place.
Written August 10, 2021
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Josie J
Brighton, UK385 contributions
May 2016 • Couples
This museum was an unexpected pleasure... a great pleasure! We came here after the cathedral because it is located on the same square and it had started to rain. We ended up staying for 3 hours! There is a fantastic collection of art, artifacts and archaeology here. There was a new surprise around every corner and we loved it.

We started in the palace. It was built for Louis 14th's sister *or something like that) and it was much more decorative than some castles I have visited in England. The state rooms were very impressive; from the sculptures to the large ballroom and royal beds. We loved the coloured marble walls and lavishly pained ceiling's. Lets face it you can never have too much gold in your palace right! We loved the enormous rugs and tapestry's, we also loved the decorative dinner services used for banquet's *10 dishes each person!) and all perfectly preserved.

Next we entered the art gallery that we reached from within the same building. This was impressive. We spent a long time here admiring the painting's, large, small, all so old and beautifully preserved. I got to close to one of them and set off the laser alarm so take head to avoid similar embarrassment.

Lastly we entered the archaeological museum, again from the same building. This was fantastic. We took the portable speaking tour **free, no charge and available in different languages. From early bronze age man, to the roman's, every artifact you can imagine is here. We looked at skeleton's in the ground through glass, exactly as they were found with their burial gifts beside them, amazing. We saw amour and weapons. We saw roman houses as they would have been with the tiles and pots as they were found. We saw very early stone work of gods mercury and Jupiter and many artifacts found in and around Strasbourg and Alsace.

We were tired by the time we left (exhausted actually, there is so much to see). I do not recommend taking children to all 3 museums in one go. If I had to choose just one it would be the archaeology.

We paid 30 euros for two adults and a pensioner to enter all 3 museums - great value. Well worth it.
Written May 16, 2016
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Rabih SOUAID
Beirut, Lebanon2,212 contributions
Dec 2018 • Business

The Palais Rohan is the former residence of the prince-bishops and cardinals of the House of Rohan, an ancient French noble family. It was built next to Strasbourg Cathedral in the 1730s, from designs by Robert de Cotte, and is considered a masterpiece of French Baroque architecture.Since its completion in 1742, the palace has hosted a number of French monarchs such as Louis XV, Marie Antoinette, Napoleon and Joséphine, and Charles X.

Today the Palais Rohan houses three museums.

The Musée des Arts Décoratifs is on the ground floor. It allows visitors to see the luxurious apartments of the Cardinals of Rohan. It also presents decorative arts of Strasbourg from the 17th to the 19th centuries, including ceramics, furniture, jewelry, and sculpture.

On the first floor (European) is the Musée des Beaux-Arts, or Fine Arts museum. This museum presents the history of European painting, from early primitives to the late 19th century. It includes works by Giotto, Botticelli, Raphael, El Greco, Reubens, Delacroix, Corot, and many more.

The Palais's basement houses the Musée Archéologique. It provides exhibits about Alsace's past, from prehistory to the beginning of the Middle Ages. The collection also includes recent discoveries from excacations conducted in Strasbourg and other parts of Alsace. It hosts many temporary exhibits to highlight these current findings.

Entrance ticket of the 3 museums is 12€ which is worth the money.Free in the first Sunday of the Month.

Visit Duration: 2-3 Hours.
Written December 16, 2018
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Sydney221
95 contributions
Oct 2018 • Friends
As everyone has said, Palais de Rohan actually has three museums inside it. It's near the cathedral in the heart of Strasbourg. You can purchase a ticket for any one of the museums but it makes more sense (if you have the time) to buy all three. We enjoyed the archaeological and fine arts sections the most. There's a lot to see and learn.
Written October 13, 2018
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