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Rohan Palace (Palais Rohan) (Strasbourg)

Palais Rohan (Strasbourg)

Palais Rohan or Rohan Palace is a former palace that houses Musee des Beaux Arts (Museum of Fine Arts), the Musee Archeologique (Archeological Museum), and the Musee des Arts Decoratifs (Museum of Applied Arts). Additionally Rohan Palace contains a rich collection of ceramics.

 

 

 

2 pl du Chateau

Tel. 03 88 80 50 50

Open: Wed- Mon

Closed: Jan 1, Good Fri, May 1, Nov 1 & 11, Dec 25

www.musee-strasbourg.org

 

 

 

 

Description of Rohan Palace

Rohan Palace was originally constructed in 1731- 42 under supervision of a famous architect Joseph Massol and engineer Robert de Kotte. It was intended as an official residence of Prince- Bishops of Strasbourg. In 1744 Rohan Palace was used to host a French king Louis XV and in early 1770's Marie Antoinette during her visits to Strasbourg. In 1805- 06 palace served as a residence for French Emperor Napoleon I and his first wife Josephine de Beauharnais. On his orders several halls and rooms were re- decorated and slightly altered to fit his taste. Later in 1810 Napoleon's second wife Marie- Louise spent her first night on the French soil. Today Rohan Palais is one of the most popular destinations in Strasbourg.

 

Palais Rohan (Strasbourg)  Palais Rohan (Strasbourg)