Visit the Fine Arts Museum in Strasbourg


Gratuit avec le Alsace Pass

[3 out of 9 museums of your choice in the City of Strasbourg by Pass] The Musée des Beaux-Arts presents an exceptional panorama of the history of painting in Europe from the Middle Ages to 1870: Italian and Flemish primitives (Giotto, Memling); the Renaissance and Mannerism (Botticelli, Raphael); the golden age of Dutch painting and the great names of Flemish painting (Rubens, Van Dyck); Baroque, Classicism and Naturalism in the 17th and 18th centuries (Vouet, Canaletto, Goya); Romanticism and Realism in the 19th century (Corot, Courbet). (Corot, Courbet).

A walk through paintings, from the Middle Ages to the 20th century.The Fine Arts Museum was founded in 1880. Wilhelm Bode, curator in chief of the Berlin Museums, was asked to reconstitute the collections destroyed when the “Aubette” was burned down in 1870. Until 1914, Italian, Flemish and Dutch paintings were favored over French and German ones. The collections grew after 1919, under the guidance of H. Haug and his successors, with a notable increase in the number of French works. Unfortunately two disasters wreaked havoc on the palace: the building and the collections were seriously damaged when the Americans bombed the City in 1944 and the fire of 1947 destroyed several famous paintings. The priority today is given to the acquisition of French paintings ( 17th and 18th centuries), still poorly represented. The addition of the Kaufmann and Schlageter collection has drastically transformed the collections


Open every day except Tuesday 
From 10am to 1pm and from 2pm to 6pm on weekdays
From 10am to 6pm on weekends

Closed on 1 January, Good Friday, 1 May, 1 and 11 November and 25 December. Museum closed from 8 to 19 January inclusive.


03 68 98 51 60

Museum of Fine Arts

The Palais Rohan de Strasbourg was built between 1732 and1742 to plans by Robert de Cotte, Principal Architect to the King, for Cardinal Armand-Gaston de Rohan-Soubise, Prince-Bishop of Strasbourg. Designed to resemble one of the great Parisian mansions, the Strasbourg's episcopal palace is one of the finest architectural creations of the 18th century in France, thanks to both the noble classical elevations of its façades and to the sumptuous interior decoration.

Built, decorated and furnished in the space of just ten years, this magnificent residence, which has remained virtually unchanged since it was built, is distinguished by its exceptional unity of style.

The city's fine arts museum the Fine Arts Museum moved into the palace in 1889, followed by the Archaelogical Museum in 1913 and the Decorative Arts Museum in 1924.