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Mountain museum

Mountain museum2 place de l'Eglise
74310 Les Houches

Nearest bus stop : Les Houches Mairie bus stop
Nearest train stop : Les Houches train station
Nearest car parks: Mairie / Freney (Carrefour Contact)
+33(0)7 60 04 14 26+33(0)4 50 55 18 68 www.cc-valleedechamonixmontblanc.fr/index.php/culture/horaires-informations-musees.html
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  •  - © Eric Courcier
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  •  - © Eric Courcier
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A house dating from 1750 is home to the museum, recording the mountain way of life via the recreation of a traditional dwelling and displaying every day objects in their original setting.


DescriptionPERMANENT EXHIBITION
The Montagnard museum is located in one of the oldest house of the center of the village. The museum presents a collection of ethnographic objects used in the Arve valley for agro pastoral activities in the villages and in the pastures.
Three rooms of the traditional housing is represented in the museum: the “pèle” (bedroom and living room), the “outa” (kitchen) and the “sarto” (cellar). Two rooms are dedicated to the temporary exhibition. At the ground floor, you’ll find objects in relation with the processing of milk, the porterage, the farm work and the immigration in Les Houches at the 19th century.

MEDIATION
Guided tours, activities and workshops for all ages are organized throughout the year.
Groups: guided visit of the permanent exhibition on booking all year round (max. 19 persons/9 persons during Covid period)
Individual: guided visit on booking all year round (min. 2 persons)
Good to know• until 9 pers.

Prices
Full price: 4 €
Reduced price: 3 € (Reduced fare upon presentation of the voucher : (Guest card, resident, seasonal, senior, student, local, large family, disabled).)
Set price group adults: 3 €
Set price group children: 2.50 €.


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, Musée Alpin, Cristal Museum (closed for renovation works in 2020) 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.
Opening times
From 23/12 to 31/12/2020, every Wednesday, Thursday and Friday between 2 pm and 5.45 pm.
Closed exceptionally on bank holidays.

Canceled or closed because of Covid-19.
Facilities and services
  • Guided tours
  • Parking
  • Shop
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Parking de la Mairie
Parking de la Mairie

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