Domaine de Vizille

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The castle shelters the museum of the French Revolution since 1984. The collections gather pieces of art such as paintings, drawings, sculptures and engravings.

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On July 21st 1788, the castle of Vizille entered History. The Etats Généraux of the Dauphiné meeting which had been forbade by Grenoble authorities had been thus sheltered by Claude Perrier. Seduced by the liberal ideas, his castle sheltered this meeting. 187 members of the Tiers Etats, 49 clergymen and 159 noblemen deliberated during 16 hours. In demanding the meeting of the Etats généraux this event is considered to have triggered the Revolution. The Salle du jeu de paume which was the witness of this event have burnt during the fire of 1865. Its implantation is now symbolised by a terrace planted with trees at the entrance of the museum.

The castle shelters the museum of the French Revolution since 1984. The collections gather pieces of art such as paintings, drawings, sculptures and engravings. One can see figurative piece of art too such as English and French ceramics, tapestries, materials and furniture. But one can also find French and foreign historical pieces such as (stones of the Bastille, swords of the National Guard) dating from the Ancien Régime to the 3rd Republic.

The museum recalls the French Revolution as well as the artistic creation and cultural transformations all around Europe, from the times of the Lumières to Romanticism.
The museum offers to the public an original approach of this period and its myth through evocative pieces which are replaced in their context.

The museum is opened every day except on Tuesdays, from 10 a.m. to 12.30 p.m. And from 1.30 p.m. to 6p.m. from April till October and from 10 a.m to 12.30 p.m and from 1.30 p.m. To 5 p.m from November till March. Closed on public holidays from November till March and on the May 1st . Free entrance and possibility of audio guide .


- Les animaux domestiques et les cycles sont interdits. Admission des chiens d'aveugles et d'accompagnement.
Informations 04 76 68 07 35
- Actions éducatives et outils pédagogiques poir les scolaires : ateliers et visites guidées sur RDV.
- Actions destinées aux enseignants, personnels éducatifs, animateurs : réunion de rentrée et documents pédagogiques mis gratuitement à la disposition des enseignants.
- Ressources documentaires : le Centre de documentation Albert Soboul n'est pas une bibliothèque de prêt mais un centre de recherche. ouvert au public sur RDV contact : Hélène Puig : 04 76 78 71 86 ou h.feger-puig@cg38.fr
Points forts du fonds documentaire : Le Centre documentaire est l'un des plus importants d'Europe sur la Révolution frençaise.


Rates

Means of payment
  • Espèces
  • Chèque

Free of charge.

Pour les visites guidées réservation obligatoire 3 semaines à l'avance.

Opening periods

All year round, daily.
Closed exceptionally on May 1st, November 1st, November 11th and December 25th.

Equipments and characteristics

  • Pets refused
  • Parking à proximité
  • Accessible en fauteuil roulant en autonomie
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Access

Sur la route Napoléon à 15km au sud de Grenoble.
Par A480 en direction de Sisteron, sortie N°8 Vizille
De Grenoble par :
- Pont de Claix D1075 puis D1085
- Brié, D5, Route Napoléon
- Uriage D254, route touristique
Service régulier d'autocars entre les gares routières de Grenoble et Vizille : Allo Transisère 0820 08 38 38 / www.itinisere.fr

  • Latitude: 45.075256
  • longitude: 5.772908

Environnement

  • En ville
  • Centre ville
  • Arrêt de transport en commun à moins de 500 m
  • Etablissement thermal à moins de 500 m

Good deal

Mercredis et vacances au Musée de la Révolution française, ateliers jeune public.
Théâtre dans le parc, Rendez-vous aux jardins, Journées du Patrimoine.
Chaque 1er dimanche du mois visite guidée des collections du musée : 3.80€/ad gratuit pour les moins de 12 ans
Renseignements www.domaine-vizille.fr , places limitées - Réservations : 04.76.78.71.84

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