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Bordeaux Hôtel de Ville (Palais Rohan)
Bordeaux Hôtel de Ville (Palais Rohan)

Bordeaux Hôtel de Ville (Palais Rohan) Tours and Activities

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Otherwise known as Palais Rohan, the Bordeaux Hôtel de Ville (Bordeaux City Hall) was built in 1771 in the elegant Louis XIV neoclassical style. It was where celebrated painter Eugène Delacroix discovered his calling in the 1780s, fascinated by the Pompeii-style trompe l’oeil fresco in the dining room. What was simply an archiepiscopal residence at the time would later on be used as a revolutionary tribunal under the Reign of Terror in the 1790s, before it welcomed Napoleon I in 1808 and became an imperial residence in the process.

It wasn't until 1836 that Palais Rohan officially became Bordeaux City Hall. Today, the building is surrounded by lovely English gardens and houses the Bordeaux Fine Arts Museum, one of the largest art galleries in France outside of Paris. It specializes in French and Dutch paintings (including Renoir, Delacroix and Picasso), a number of which were thankfully recovered after being looted during the French revolution.

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Gates are open Monday-Friday 8:30 a.m.-6 p.m.
30-31 Place Pey Berland, Bordeaux, France

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What are Bordeaux Hôtel de Ville (Palais Rohan) hours of operation?
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Bordeaux Hôtel de Ville (Palais Rohan) hours of operation: Gates are open Monday-Friday 8:30 a.m.-6 p.m.. Buy tickets in advance on Viator. If you book with Viator, you can cancel at least 24 hours before the start date of your tour for a full refund.