The International Shoe Museum

The International Shoe Museum


Rue Bistour



Languages spoken

  • English
  • French


The international 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.

Musketeers' boots, Chinese women's ankle boots for mutilated feet, poulaines from the Middle Ages… The Musée de la chaussure holds 16,500 collectors' exhibits from antiquity to the modern day, covering 4000 years of history. They are presented on a rotational basis in cells once occupied by Visitandine nuns.
Also worth seeing are the paintings (17th, 18th and 19th centuries) and temporary exhibitions.These items are all presented in the former "Convent of the Visitation" (17th century) set in landscaped gardens and listed as classified historical monuments.

Opening periods

From 02/05 to 30/06 between 10 am and 6 pm.
Closed on Monday.
Closed exceptionally on Whit Monday.

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

From 01/09 to 30/09 between 10 am and 6 pm.
Closed on Monday.

From 01/10 to 30/04 between 10 am and 5 pm.
Closed on Monday.
Closed exceptionally on January 1st, Easter Monday, November 1st and December 25th.


Group adults: 4 €
Group children: 0 €
Adult: 3 to 6 €
Child: 0 €.
Free entry for children < 18 years.

Reduced rates for school and student
Free for least than 18 years
Free entrance the 1st on Sunday of every month.

Methods of payment

  • Chèque
  • Espèces
  • Carte bancaire/crédit
  • Pass’Région
  • Chèque Vacances