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Tairraz Centre - Crystal Museum

Tairraz Centre - Crystal MuseumParvis du parking Saint-Michel
615 all du Recteur Payot
74400 Chamonix-Mont-Blanc

Closest bus stop : Chamonix Centre
Mulet Stop : Casino
Closest train stop : Train station Chamonix Centre
Closest parking : Saint Michel
+33(0)4 50 54 78 39 www.cc-valleedechamonixmontblanc.fr/index.php/culture/horaires-informations-musees.html
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  • Musée des cristaux -

The museum’s completion is the culmination of a collaboration between the Mineralogy Club and the town of Chamonix.

DescriptionThis facility is intended as a "site" museum that gives pride of place to minerals from Mont Blanc, which are known throughout the world, particularly smoked quartz and pink fluorspars.

The exhibits come from the club’s collections, the Musée Alpin (municipal collection), the "Lesage" collection bought by the municipal authority and the club, and others are on loan from crystal specialists and collectors.

TEMPORARY EXHIBITION - Until the 16th of August 2019.
"Pascal Guiguet-Bologne, passion of a cristal seeker in Oisans"
Reduced price: 4.70 € (Reduced fare upon presentation of the voucher : (Guest card, resident, seasonal, senior, student, local, large family, disabled).)
Adult: 5.90 €
Group adults: 4.70 € (Free entrance for group guide)
Group children: 2.30 € (Free entrance for group guide.).

Free entry for children < 18 years.
Group rate available for > 15 people.

Museum Pass 12€: this pass gives you free access to the museum of the valley during one year.
For sale in the museums of the valley: to purchase the pass, take your ViaCham and a photo with you.

Groups: all year on booking from 10am to 12pm and from 2pm to 6pm.
Opening times
From 10/12/2018 to 16/08/2019, daily between 2 pm and 6 pm.
Open from 10 am to 1 pm and from 2 pm to 6 pm during French school holidays.
July and August: from 10am to 6pm non stop.
Closed from August 17th for rehabilitation work.
Facilities and services
  • Air conditioning
  • Covered car park
  • Pay car park
  • Toilets
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Parking Saint Michel
Parking Saint Michel
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L'Espace Alpinisme - Espace Tairraz
L'Espace Alpinisme - Espace Tairraz
A plus :
Visite guidée  - A la découverte du monde minéral
Visite guidée - A la découverte du monde minéral

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