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Musee International de la Chaussure (International Footwear Museum)

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Address: 2 rue Sainte Marie, Romans-sur-Isere, France
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+33 4 75 05 51 81
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Sun 14:30 - 18:00
Tue - Sat 10:00 - 17:00

Designer shoes and other kinds of footwear can be found at this unique...

Designer shoes and other kinds of footwear can be found at this unique specialty museum.

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Interesting, thought provoking

The special exhibit ("why shoes") was visually engaging and contained a philosophic moment The audio guide made it possible to learn some interesting history of shoes thru the... read more

Reviewed 24 September 2015
Jer D
Bordeaux, France
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Reviewed 4 April 2016

There are so many shoes spanning the ages. Loved seeing the history. The audio guide is a must to get the full story on the shoes. Amazing collection!

Thank arogerslsu
Bordeaux, France
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Reviewed 24 September 2015 via mobile

The special exhibit ("why shoes") was visually engaging and contained a philosophic moment The audio guide made it possible to learn some interesting history of shoes thru the last 2000 or so years The displays in the rooms dedicated to the local resistance were very thought provoking - while a few fine examples of man's inhumanity to man were present... More 

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Frederick, Maryland
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Reviewed 22 October 2014

The International Footwear Museum is housed in a beautiful old convent structure. Shoes from all time periods and cultures are exhibited. The tools and machines used by cobblers over the years are also shown. It is interesting to see how styles and materials have evolved.

3 Thank Bob G
Durham, United Kingdom
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200 reviews
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Reviewed 27 September 2014

I think would be more useful for artists and student shoe designers. Lots of examples of shoes and more particularly pictures. The building itself is lovely and the gardens are like a nice park to spend your lunch hour etc There is also a room dedicated to the Resistance in the Drome- if you didn't know much about France in... More 

2 Thank mcwDurham
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61 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 56 helpful votes
Reviewed 28 July 2014

I was looking at the WW11 part of the exhibition, in other rooms there is a large footwear display, I was at the museum on Tuesday 22 July 2014. if you like shoes have a look, plenty to view.

1 Thank Richarddays
Annecy, France
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366 reviews
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Reviewed 9 July 2014

Enjoyed our hour's visit to this museum. The history of shoes displayed was very interesting. The videos which show how shoes are/were made, is worth the entrance fee. The old Convent is also very interesting to wander through.

1 Thank heartstoyou
Bristol, United Kingdom
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198 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 77 helpful votes
Reviewed 28 June 2014

I found it difficult to strike any interest in what is, a well laid out, well equipped and well presented museum. I had to walk through every part of the shoe museum: - clogs, tannery, shoe-making, history, temporary exhibitions, boots, famous shoemakers, and others that even included a section on shoe fetishists and some of their strange creations! - on... More 

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Paris, France
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Reviewed 30 May 2014

This is every woman’s dream! What woman wouldn’t want to visit a shoe museum?! In any case, it was always my dream to visit since I first learned about it years ago and the day finally came. For those women who might have a difficult time trying to convince the men in their lives to visit, you can sell it... More 

1 Thank MiaGlobetrotter
Hamburg, Germany
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Reviewed 9 February 2012

You will learn there a lot about the history of the shoe industry in France and in Romans-sur-Isère, which was a very well known place for the luxury shoes during many years. The building is an historical place and the visit is really worth the trip.

Thank gens1980
Lyon, France
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589 reviews
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Reviewed 10 August 2011

We enjoyed this museum with our 7 years old granddaughter last weekend:set in an old convent it displays a collection of over 13,000 items reflecting the history of the shoe throughout the times and across the 5 continents.All kinds of shoes are displayed and we really enjoyed the fakir's sandal,the musketeers' boots,the zebra and giraffe escarpins...

Thank bernard69

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