Palais Rohan, Bordeaux
The Palais Rohan, which is now the City Hall (Hôtel de Ville), was built between 1771 and 1784 as the seat of the Archbishop of Bordeaux, Ferdinand-Maximilien Mériadec de Rohan. He only had a few years in it, however, because soon the French Revolution broke out and the building was confiscated.
From 1800 the Palais Rohan was used by the regional government of Gironde, and since 1837 is has been the City Hall of Bordeaux.
Second photo: Tram (line B) with the City Hall visible in the background.
Third photo: The back of the City Hall, as seen from the Museum of Fine Arts.
Address: Place Pey-Berland, 33000 Bordeaux
Directions: VCub bicycle station Hôtel de Ville
Location, aerial view and photo on monumentum.fr
Tram A & B: Hôtel de Ville
Phone: 05 56 10 20 30
Next: Cathédrale Saint André
Located just steps away from Cathedral St Andre (at Place Pey Berland) and dominating the center of the old city is the Palais Rohan (or hotel de Ville). The current structure, which parts can be dated to medievil times, owes is name and renovations to the Archbishop Ferdinand Maximilien Mériadec de Rohan.
The building currently houses the town hall of Bordeaux. The Museum of Fine Arts can be found here as well.
Le Palais Rohan has served as Hotel de Ville or city hall since the 1800s, although it was originally constructed as the home of an archbishop. This attraction is likely one reason Bordeaux has been compared to Versailles. Don’t miss the stunning trompe l’oeil décor in the dining room.
Or the Hotel de Ville (city hall). It used to be the old archbishop's palace and can be dated back to the early middle-ages. In 1771 archbischop Ferdinand-Maximilien Meriadec de Rohan decided to restructure the building and give it its present look. The front and the back of the main structure are identical. The 2 pavillions are now part of the museum of fine arts.
The Palais Rohan , formerly the palace of the Archbishop of Bordeaux is now the town hall. It was built by the architects Etienne and Bonfin for Cardinal de Rohan.
Home to the mayor since 1835, this palace marks the introduction of neo classical architecture in France, with its elegants buildings and public gardens