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Palais de Rohan, Strasbourg

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Hailed as one of the most important buildings within the city of Strasbourg in Alsace France, Palais de Rohan stands as a monument to local baroque architecture. Over the course of its history, it has housed three of the most important museums located within the city limits: the Archaeological Museum, the Museum of Decorative Arts, and the Museum of Fine Arts. The Galerie Robert Heitz, a city gallery, is located within a side wing of the palace. Originally commissioned by Cardinal Aarmand Gaston Maximilen de Rohan, Bishop of Strasbourg, palace architect Joseph Massol erected the castle between 1731 and 1742. Come walk the same halls Napoléon Bonaparte strolled back in 1805, 1806, and 1809. The castle itself has seen its fair share of tragedies, including a fire in 1870, and later, English and American bombs during the 1940s. The sprawling architectural masterpiece was restored in the 1990s and opened its doors to an adoring public. Before you head to Strasbourg, plan trip itinerary details with our user-friendly Strasbourg trip site, to make sure you see all that Strasbourg has to offer, including Palais de Rohan.
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  • We visited the decorative arts museum. It was like a little Versailles. Extremely helpful guide available in English which gave a lot of information on the furnishings we saw. 
    We visited the decorative arts museum. It was like a little Versailles. Extremely helpful guide available in English which gave a lot of information on the furnishings we saw.  more »
  • 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... 
    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...  more »
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  • Beautiful city palace in very nice shape. Used to be the bishop’s residence. Interesting to see how modest the clergy lived at the time. The spartan accommodations must have been a real burden to the poor bishops. Sumptuously furnished and beautiful spacious rooms. Also some of the staff space is open to the public. There are three musea in the building. The state rooms, the archeological museum and the arts museum. The art museum was closed when I was there. The state rooms were the most interesting. Not too impressed by the archeological museum.
  • Only purchase ticket for 1 exhibition area, get to see the dining area, bedroom, gaming room, library etc. It is interesting but nothing much to see except for the very spacious hall(perhaps becos I didn't visit the other 2 area). Spend around 30 mins in total.

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