Musee de l'Ancien Eveche
Musee de l'Ancien Eveche
4.5
1:00 PM - 6:00 PM
Monday
9:00 AM - 6:00 PM
Tuesday
9:00 AM - 6:00 PM
Wednesday
1:00 PM - 6:00 PM
Thursday
9:00 AM - 6:00 PM
Friday
9:00 AM - 6:00 PM
Saturday
11:00 AM - 6:00 PM
Sunday
11:00 AM - 6:00 PM

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Johan R
Malmö, Sweden294 contributions
4.0 of 5 bubbles
Jul 2019 • Couples
I don’t get it why France has forgotten that there is something outside their borders. This museum like all I’ve visited in France, have only signs in French. If that isn’t a problem for you, then this museum will offer you a great glimpse into the past of Grenoble. Really captivating and free of charge!!!
Written July 18, 2019
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John
Karlsruhe, Baden-Württemberg, Germany19 contributions
4.0 of 5 bubbles
Mar 2013 • Business
Live music, very good staff. Handled our party very nicely. The Salad was very fresh and the food looked good. It was cooked in the local manner.
Written April 1, 2013
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Thomast1940
96 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Aug 2019
We popped in here to see what seemed to be an interesting building and stayed, enthralled, for a couple of hours. The architectural treasures are beautifully presented. They display the rich Christian heritage of the site over the past two thousand years in an instructive and entertaining manner. Not to be missed.
Written August 24, 2019
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IanfaeAiberdeen
Aberdeen, UK55 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Jul 2019 • Couples
Entry to this site is free and we were attracted by the exhibition devoted to Jean-Marc Rochette, alpinist and illustrator. The signage was not great so we ended up going round backwards, but none the worse for that.

There was a lot of interesting stuff on the history of the Dauphiné region and not too much church history - though the religious wars were of interest. Unlike many French museums, the exhibits were quite well labelled - though exclusively in French (not a problem for me).

The temporary exhibition was well presented and there were some stunning alpine views in a short film, with Rochette’s paintings morphed into the views.

The surprise was when we saw a notice pointing to the baptistère. This led us down to the remains of one of the Roman towers and part of the original ramparts of the city, called Cularo in those days. Moving on, we saw the baptismal pool which was in use from the earliest times of Christianity in the city. Very impressive and well worth the entry fee!
Written July 3, 2019
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Robert M C
Belfast, United Kingdom27 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Aug 2017 • Family
The Old Bishop's Palace buildings have been converted into an excellent and thought-provoking museum (Free entry!). The upper floors contain a series of exhibits showing the archaeology of the Grenoble area from the Upper Paleolithic into the Later medieval periods and are well worth the time to explore and enjoy. For me, however, the best bits are located in the basement. In 1989, archaeological excavations ahead of the installation of the tram system uncovered the remains of an early Christian baptistery. The baptistery was first built in the late fourth century and underwent many changes and developments over its 500-year life. As I understand it, the earliest phase consisted of a large, square pool to accommodate total-immersion baptisms. When liturgical changes reduced the baptism ritual the size of the pool was reduced, though the surroundings were decorated and embellished. Today, the site of the baptistery is marked out on the street while the archaeological remains have been preserved in situ directly below. Access is via the museum’s basement and the area contains other in situ material, including large portions of the city’s Roman walls.

I would note that all of the information cards I encountered were in French with no English in sight. This is not in any way a criticism of the museum, but of my own precarious memories of my schooldays and my tenuous grasp of the French language.So, if you're a monoglot like me, be prepared to put in a little effort to get the most from the displays - it's absolutely worth it!
Written October 11, 2017
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mariacoutino
Grenoble, France15 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Feb 2017 • Couples
My favorite part of this free and very interesting museum is the baptistery, a real jewel! The place is full of history and the staff is very nice. The house and gardens are also very beautiful.
Written August 9, 2017
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David F
Chester, United Kingdom1,952 contributions
4.0 of 5 bubbles
Jul 2016 • Solo
This museum in an impressive former palace contains some interesting exhibits related to the history and prehistory of the Grenoble region. The displays are not especially extensive so a visit need not take too long if you just want to get a feel for the collection especially as it is all in French and some of the (temporary?) sections are not that interesting. Having said that I wish I had had a little more time (I was trying to catch a bus from the station that in fact did not actually run in the summer!) If I had had more time I might have been able to spend it trying to make sense of the archaeological remains of the baptistery which for English visitors at least were not well interpreted. I had no real idea what I was looking at. Definitely worth a look though.
Written July 27, 2016
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VU2618
107 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Aug 2015 • Family
Positive:
Free entrance
Super detailed audio guide
Great exhibition pieces displayed nicely
Origins of the Roman city wall
Prehistoric remainings
Great paintings in the modern section
Overview of the development of the city and the region
Written August 28, 2015
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IndyGupta
Urbana, IL73 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Jul 2015 • Business
This is a Museum built on an old church! A nice 30 minute walk through. It's free! You're allowed to take photos.
Written July 31, 2015
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My2BareFeet
Calgary, Canada281 contributions
2.0 of 5 bubbles
Apr 2015 • Solo
It's great that it's free, but it's too bad there's absolutely no English, so tourists who don't understand French are left simply admiring the exhibits.

The exhibits and the layout of the museum were nice, and I felt like my experience would have been great if they included English explanations.

If you don't understand French, I would only recommend to drop by if you have extra time. It need not take long just to see it all.
Written April 28, 2015
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