Museums and [Castles]
Val d’Arly Museum in Megève (4 km)
This museum, housed in a 19th century farm, retraces different aspects of mountain life in the past century. Many objects are on display, from the most humble to the most original. Main themes: wood handicrafts, agriculture, dairy, wool, winter sports… In a word: the preservation and knowledge of the region’s rural heritage.
Tel: 04 50 91 81 00.
Musée de Megève (4 km)
Learn all about rural life in the Megève region. Exhibition: “Megève: An important place of Baroque art, or the Sacred Art Treasures of the Parish of St. John the Baptist in the 17th and 18th centuries”.
Tel: 04 50 91 81 00
Crystals Museum in Chamonix (35 km)
This is a world renowned, on-site, museum dedicated to Mont-Blanc minerals, in particular smoked quartz and pink fluorspar. Internet Site.
Mechanical Music Museum in Les Gets (60 km)
Chimes, clocks and musical boxes, street, dance and merry-go-round organs… all are displayed in their historical context. Music salon, concert hall, street and fairground, talking-machines room. Guided illustrated tours.
Tel: 04 50 79 85 75
Maison de l’Alpage in Servoz (35 Km)
Situated in the heart of the village, this renovated old farm invites you to discover past and present rural life in the Pormenaz Alpine pastures. A marked footpath (3-hour climb) will lead you to herds of animals in the Pormenaz pastures. Tel: 04 50 47 21 68.
Mountain Museum in Les Houches (30 km)
The aim of this mountain museum is to illustrate the active and tough life of past generations. The museum has a large collection of objects on display, including furniture used up until ca.1930. Tel: 04 50 54 54 74
Alpine Museum in Chamonix (35 km)
Exceptional documentation about the Valley’s past history, the history of Alpine sports including skiing, mineralogy, cartography, with a reconstituted Chinese salon. Interesting collection of engravings, lithographs and old posters. Tel: 04 50 53 25 93.
Musée de Barberine in Vallorcine (45 km)
Traditional 18th century house, this museum contains various mementos of the life of past generations of Vallorcine inhabitants. Tel: 04 50 54 63 19
Clock Museum in Cluses (40 km)
Take a trip through time… Clock-making over the years: from the 15th century to today. Collection of old tools and watches. Tel: 04 50 89 13 02
Conservatoire d’art et de musique in Annecy (60 km)
Departmental heritage and collection of artistic cases (Paul Payot, Pierre-Louis-Aimé Chastel, Evariste Jonchère…). Tel: 04 50 51 02 33
Pierre GIANADDA Foundation in Martigny, Switzerland (80 km)
Exhibitions of famous artists.
Temporary exhibitions. Tel : 00 41 27 722 39 78.
Chateau des Rubins in Sallanches (20 km)
A centre for introduction to mountain nature: understand and enjoy all the different stages of a mountain walk – from the forest, to the Alpine pastures, to the rock formations. Tel: 04 50 58 32 13