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The Shoe Museum

Address

Portail Roger Vivier

Rue Bistour

26100 ROMANS-SUR-ISÈRE

Contact

Languages spoken

  • English
  • French

Booking

Description

The Shoe Museum invites you on a journey to discover the world of this timeless, universal object: the shoe. Situated in Romans, a town that owes its renown to leatherworking and shoemaking.

The cells, once occupied by the Visitandine nuns, are now the setting for a collection of shoes from their origins to the present day: from unusual pairs from the 4 corners of the world to contemporary designers.

All forms of footwear are on display, from the oldest to the most contemporary, from the most classic to the most extravagant and the most exotic, not forgetting the creations of famous bootmakers past and present.
Musketeer boots, Chinese women's ankle boots for mutilated feet, medieval poulaines... 16,500 collector's items from antiquity to the present day, representing 4,000 years of history, are displayed in rotation in the cells once occupied by the Visitation nuns.
There are also paintings (17th, 18th and 19th centuries) and temporary exhibitions.
All presented in the former Visitation convent (17th century), set in landscaped gardens listed as a historic monument.

Opening periods

From 24/01 to 31/03 between 10 am and 5 pm.
Closed Monday and Tuesday.
Closed exceptionally on Easter Monday.

From 01/04 to 30/04 between 10 am and 5 pm.
Closed on Monday.
Closed exceptionally on Easter Monday.

From 02/05 to 30/06
Opening hours on Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday and Saturday between 10 am and 6 pm.
Closed on Monday.
Closed exceptionally on Whit Monday.

From 01/07 to 31/08
Opening hours daily between 10 am and 6 pm.

From 01/09 to 30/09
Opening hours on Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday and Saturday between 10 am and 6 pm.
Closed on Monday.

From 01/10 to 01/01
Opening hours on Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday and Saturday between 10 am and 5 pm.
Closed on Monday.
Closed exceptionally on November 1st and December 25th.

Rates

From 7,5 €

Full price: 7.50 €
Reduced price: 4.50 €
Group adults: 5.50 €.

Free entry for children < 18 years, press.
Group rate available for > 15 people.

Thematic tour and workshop: €4.50 (in addition to admission ticket)
Audioguide rental: €2.50

GOOD DEAL: Joint "Cité de la Chaussure/Musée de la Chaussure" ticket
Adults: €12.50
Purchase and information from Romans Tourist Office or Musée de la Chaussure.
Reduced rate for Pass'Drôme holders.

The museum is free on the first Sunday of the month (except July and August).

Methods of payment

  • Cash
  • Bank/credit card
  • Pass’Région
  • Travellers Cheque
  • Check
  • Connect Travellers Cheque

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