Le Musée Montagnard (LES HOUCHES)

The 🏔 Musée Montagnard is housed in one of the oldest 18th century houses in the centre of Les Houches

© Musée Montagnard (Les Houches)

Permanent collection

The museum has been arranged to show three typical rooms of such a house: the pèle (bedroom & living room), the outa (kitchen) and the sarte (pantry).

The museum houses a rich collection of traditional furniture and objects, largely provided by M. Albert Laprade, the eminent architect-urbanist, who was keen to protect the heritage (patrimoine) of Les Houches.

Le Musée Montagnard aux Houches © montblancfamilyfun.com
© Musée Montagnard (Les Houches)

Workshops for children and families

During the school holidays, there are often 🎨 creative workshops and guided tours on offer for children and families.

[ check with the Tourist office, or see website or FB page for information about upcoming workshops ]

My elder son and I were delighted with a visit during the spring holidays 2016. He played a treasure hunt linking photos to objects and furniture in the museum and then, after a talk about 🌷 springtime in the olden days in the Alps, he made a colourful spring crown. We had a lot of fun and learned lots, so thank you to the lovely Cécile for such an informative and creative visit!

© Musée Montagnard

In August 2017, we took part in the wonderful 🐑  « Moutonnades » workshop with Anaka a mix of children and adults (which I thought was lovely), we all 🎨 painted plexiglass sheep (which we took home!). It was a wonderful, wonderful workshop!

Musée Montagnard © montblancfamilyfun.com

Temporary exhibitions

Every year there is a new 🖼 temporary exhibition organised at the museum . . .

    © Musée Montagnard Les Houches

Practical Information

🗓 opening hours: see website for details, as variable;

💶 price: adults: 4,10€ / FREE for under 18s / Pass Musée: 15€ (unlimited access for a year to all the museums of the Chamonix Mont Blanc Valley!);

🅿 parking: there is free parking just opposite, up the hill behind the Mairie;

website & FB page

address: Le Musée Montagnard, 2 place de l’église, 74310, Les Houches;

tel: +33 (0)4 50 54 54 74;
© Musée Montagnard Les Houches

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