A castle in the tumultuous past for a visit to amazing
This is not trivial if the castle of Rohan to Saverne is also known as " Le petit Versailles alsatian." A anonymous for the time will bear witness with the following words : "that which most deserves to be seen in Saverne, this is the home of monsieur the cardinal, which can go hand-in-hand with the most beautiful hotels in Paris. There are nearly a hundred domestic. Everything about him proclaims the opulence and grandeur... ".
Check out this magnificent Palace in the neoclassical facade, ideally located, which provided a few nice surprises.
The court of the castle of Rohan to Saverne right side
The court of the castle of Rohan to Saverne left side
A castle in the historic, tumultuous
Real medieval castle surrounded by a moat and walls, it was the summer residence of the bishopric of Strasbourg and the episcopal castle of record of the prince-bishops residing in Saverne.
Destroyed by fire at the end of the Eighteenth century, it was rebuilt with pomp under the direction of cardinal de Rohan. Both in its external architecture that in its lavish interior decoration, he then takes the appearance of a palace. But the cardinal was exiled, and the castle was not completed. This will then be the little people who will suffer the cost of its completion, a little before the Revolution of 1789, in the middle of a tax in especially dedicated.
At this time, the castle impresses with its architecture and grandeur : 700 beds, 180 horses, horse-drawn carriages unlimited number shows the power of the place. Figures that give the disease presented in the context of this period, where poverty and inequality renversaient the crowned heads.
Time being what it is, the castle was neglected and deteriorated slowly but surely. This is Napoleon the 1st, which saved from demolition by using it as a residence for widows of civil servants and the military.
In 1952, extremely damaged, the castle of Rohan became a municipal institution cultural, and was bought by the city.
It is currently classified as a historical monument.
A château is ideally situated for a cultural visit and surprising
Saverne offers many possibilities to spend a good time with family or friends.
The castle and the 3 museums it houses : the museum of Fine Arts, the Archaeological museum and the decorative Arts will allow you to make a cultural trip during your stay.
Ideally located in the immediate vicinity of the port of Saverneyou can try many activities and attend cultural events and sports sometimes colourful !
The château des Rohan has a beautiful park of about 20,000 m2 to stroll and discover the exhibitions that regularly take place at the option of its wide fairways. Designed by Robert Cotte, the first architect of Louis XIV, brother-in-law and successor of Hardouin-Mansart, with which he participated in the major projects of Versailles.
A vegetable garden, a grove, a pool, statues, vases... organize around a channel leading to a water level of 260 meters in diameter.
Glitzy, just like the castle, behind which it is housed, this park composed of gardens in the French and English, with a kiosk, chinese, beautiful surprises bucolic.
Finally, there is in the castle :
- The Space Rohan who is the relais culturel de Saverne by hosting a diverse and rich in a room with 500 seats ;
- The primary school in the centre ;
- A youth hostel ;
- The municipal police station ;
- The Club Vosgien ;
- Several halls and rooms for meetings and conferences.
Please do not hesitate to contact !
Useful Information :
Price : free
Duration of the experience : 2hOù and then I restore it ?
It is possible to restore the surroundings thanks to the many nearby restaurants.
How to access it ?
By car free parking is located in the immediate vicinity of the castle