We noticed that you're using an unsupported browser. The TripAdvisor website may not display properly.We support the following browsers:
Windows: Internet Explorer, Mozilla Firefox, Google Chrome. Mac: Safari.

Musee International de la Chaussure (International Footwear Museum)

Closed Now: 10:00 - 17:00
Open today: 10:00 - 17:00
Review Highlights
Extemely interesting museum with shoes froom all over the world and all periods of history

Much happy to having visited this superb Museum. Find difficulty in parking with such a large... read more

Reviewed 24 October 2018
Athens, Greece
Comprehensive and fascinating review of Roman's former industry

Housed in an elegant cloistered building there is a comprehensive exhibition of footware through... read more

Reviewed 3 March 2018
Hawes, United Kingdom
via mobile
Read all 211 reviews
All photos (111)
Full view
Certificate of Excellence
Traveller Overview
  • Excellent42%
  • Very good50%
  • Average7%
  • Poor1%
  • Terrible0%
Travellers talk about
“shoes”(11 reviews)
“romans”(4 reviews)
“history”(7 reviews)
Designer shoes and other kinds of footwear can be found at this unique specialty museum.
Closed Now
Hours Today: 10:00 - 17:00
See all hours
2 rue Sainte Marie, 26100 Romans-sur-Isere, France
+33 4 75 05 51 81
Improve This Listing
Reviews (211)
Filter reviews
13 results
Traveller rating
Traveller type
Time of year
More languages
Show reviews that mention
All reviews shoes romans history industry ages
Updating list...
1 - 10 of 13 reviews
Reviewed 24 October 2018

Much happy to having visited this superb Museum. Find difficulty in parking with such a large vehicle (a motorhome) in the tiny streets of the small city but a couple of very helpful police officers guided us to a municipal parking.

Date of experience: July 2018
Thank christodoulakicissy
Reviewed 3 March 2018 via mobile

Housed in an elegant cloistered building there is a comprehensive exhibition of footware through the ages and with particular reference to theclose links Romans had with many couture houses until relatively recently, when cheaper facilities became available in Eastern Europe and Asia. The craftsmanship is...More

Date of experience: November 2017
Thank JGW225
Reviewed 27 October 2017

We had a great family visit in the Museum (which happened to be free because it was Saint Crepin's day, patron of shoemakers). The staff inside the museum is very helpful;. Nice boutique. The temporary exhibition nicely complemented the permanent collection. We didn't realize there...More

Date of experience: October 2017
Thank Alexandre L
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!

Date of experience: April 2016
Thank arogerslsu
Reviewed 23 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...More

Date of experience: September 2015
Thank Jer D
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.

Date of experience: October 2014
3  Thank Bob G
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...More

Date of experience: September 2014
2  Thank mcwDurham
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.

Date of experience: July 2014
1  Thank Richarddays
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.

Date of experience: July 2014
1  Thank heartstoyou
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...More

Date of experience: September 2013
Thank neilajones
View more reviews
Nearby HotelsSee all 4 nearby hotels
Hotel Magdeleine
63 reviews
.49 km away
Hotel Restaurant Le Clos des Tanneurs
75 reviews
.57 km away
Hotel L'Oree du Parc
118 reviews
.83 km away
49 reviews
1.00 km away
Nearby RestaurantsSee all 96 nearby restaurants
Le Comptoir des Loges
105 reviews
.27 km away
Le Mandrin
195 reviews
.24 km away
La Cantine du Pois
109 reviews
.27 km away
El Seneca
72 reviews
.19 km away
Nearby AttractionsSee all 8 nearby attractions
Marques Avenue Romans
345 reviews
.34 km away
Musee de la Pogne - Boulangerie Pascalis
36 reviews
.87 km away
Centre Historique de la Resistance et de la Deportation
19 reviews
.07 km away
Questions & Answers
Get quick answers from Musee International de la Chaussure (International Footwear Museum) staff and past visitors.
Note: your question will be posted publicly on the Questions & Answers page.
Posting guidelines