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- A magnificent fresco dedicated to the famous people who marked the history of our valley awaits you on Rue du Docteur Paccard in Chamonix.
Housed in the former Chamonix-Palace which dates back to the early 20th C, the Musée Alpin records the development of Chamonix – from when the first tourists came to admire the glaciers right up to when the cable cars were built.
DescriptionSituated in the old « Chamonix Palace » (the first of 3 palaces to be built in Chamonix at the beginning of the 20th century) , this beautiful museum retraces the development of Chamonix from the first tourists who came to admire the « glacières de Savoye » to the golden age of winter sports. An important collection of prints illustrates the considerable changes of the valley between the 18th and 20th century, but you can also admire photographs, paintings, relief maps, ancient objects and all that constitutes the memory of the valley.
Reduced price: 4.70 € (Reduced fare upon for seniors (65+), holders of: guest card, resident card, seasonnal worker card, student card, large family card or invalidity card.)
Adult: 5.90 €
Group adults: 4.70 € (Free for group guide.)
Group children: 2.30 € (Free for group guide.).
Free entry for children < 18 years, the drivers.
Group rate available for > 15 people.
MUSEUM PASS - 12€: unlimited access for 1 year to the museums of the Valley of Chamonix: Maison de l'Alpage et Maison du Lieutenant in Servoz, Musée Montagnard in Les Houches, Espace Tairraz, Musée Alpin and Maison de la Mémoire et du Patrimoine in Chamonix and finally Maison Barberine in Vallorcine.
For sale at the entrance of the museums; bring your ViaCham card and an ID photo.
From 06/04 to 05/05/2019
Opening hours on Monday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday, Saturday and Sunday between 10 am and 12 pm and between 2 pm and 6 pm.
Closed on Tuesday.
Closed exceptionally on May 1st.
From 06/07 to 31/08/2019
Opening hours daily between 10 am and 1 pm and between 2 pm and 6 pm.
Facilities and services
- Educational visits
- Guided tours
- Themed tour