Museum of the French Revolution

The castle shelters the museum of the French Revolution (Musée de la Révolution française ) 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. On July 21st 1788, the castle of Vizille entered History when the Dauphiné meeting of 187 members of the Tiers Etats, 49 clergymen and 159 noblemen deliberated and demanded the meeting of the Etats généraux. This event is considered to have triggered the Revolution.

Museum: Museum of the French Revolution
City: Vizille
Country: France
Address: Place du Château