Centre de la Nature Montagnarde (Sallanches)

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

During the school holidays, on Wednesday afternoons, there are workshops on offer (Les P’tits Experts de la Nature). See the museum’s website for more details.

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

Opening Hours:

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
74700 Sallanches

Tel: +33 (0)4 50 58 32 13

Website: www.centrenaturemontagnarde.org

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.*

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