Fine Arts and Archaeology Museum


The museum is housed on the first floor of a converted corn exchange, built in 1823. The archaeological collections show the importance of the powerful Gallo-Roman city of Vienne, the capital of the Allobroges, a Gallic tribe.


The museum was opened in 1895. From this period it has kept some of the display cases, as well as a highly concentrated presentation of collections and a remarkable painting room, where the paintings are hung very close together and cover the walls completely.
Collections from the Neolithic period to the 20th century are displayed in three rooms. The Roman period (from the late 2nd century BC) includes several masterpieces, such as the St Blandine repository, the gilded bronze Dolphin, the silver treasure from Place Camille Jouffray and the bronze statue of Pacatianus. The Middle Ages are represented by a collection of Vienne ceramics. The collection of French faience is one of the most important in the Rhône-Alpes region. Lastly, the painting room includes works from the 16th to the 19th century.

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Opening period

From 02/11/2023 to 31/03/2024
on Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday, Saturday and Sunday between 1 pm and 5.30 pm.

From 01/04 to 31/10/2024
on Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday, Saturday and Sunday between 9.30 am and 12.45 pm and between 1.30 pm and 6 pm.


  • Town location
  • In centre of town
  • On a farm or small holding
  • View over the vineyards


  • Shop
  • Guided tours


From 02/11/2023 to 31/03/2024
Full price: 3 €
Reduced price: 2 €.

From 01/04 to 31/10/2024
Full price: 3 €
Reduced price: 2 €.

Adapted tourism

  • Reception staff sensitized to the reception of people with disabilities

Type of clientele

  • Groups
  • Students
  • Special rate for jobseekers




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Useful information

Place de Miremont
38200 Vienne
04 74 78 71 04 Contact by email
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