Set in the historic 14th century Chateau des Rubins, just behind the Eglise St Jacques, the Centre de la Nature Montagnarde is a museum dedicated to the Alps.
Set across 5 floors, an interactive journey will take you from glaciology and geology, to some close encounters with the resident taxidermy (a wolf, a lynx and a bear among others!). As well as panels explaining the different exhibits, there are films to watch, a large interactive screen at the entrance; a visit to the museum is a full sensory and tactile journey!
The lift goes as far as the 3rd floor, and after that buggies are not permitted.
There is a wonderful library and gift shop too.
Les P’tits Experts de la Nature
Journée Portes Ouvertes
Sunday 21st May will be Journée Portes Ouvertes (Open Doors Day) from 10h – 18h / a chance to discover springtime through a series of talks, cartoons, creative workshops, board games, games / open to all public / come and see what’s new at the museum since the renovations / programme (to be confirmed): make your own insect to take home; 15h : talk on les gypaètes / competitons
1st June – 30th September: Monday to Saturday 10h-12:30 / 14h-18h30; Sundays 14h – 18h;
1st October – 31st May: Wednesday to Saturday 14h-18h;
School Holidays: Monday to Saturday 10h-12h / 14h-18h;
National Holidays: 14h-18h (except 25 December, 1st January and 1st May);
Adults (> 16 ans): 7€
Children (6 – 16 ans): 4,50€
Families: (2 adults and 2 children): 20€
Château des Rubins
105 montée des Rubins
Tel: +33 (0)4 50 58 32 13
Parking: there is free parking in the Parking Château des Rubins/du Lévant
*Handy Hint: the museum is located a short walk from the church playground and Sallanches’ Saturday market, so a day can be planned around this.*