The 🏔 Musée Montagnard is housed in one of the oldest 18th century houses in the centre of Les Houches and 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 of Les Houches.
Workshops for children
During the school holidays, there are often 🎨 creative workshops and guided tours on offer for children and families, so do check with the Tourist Office / FB page for details.
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!
⇒ see FB page for the creative workshops on offer during the next school holidays;
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!
Every year there is a new 🖼 temporary exhibition organised at the museum . . .
🗓 opening hours:
school holidays: every day except Tuesday from 10h to midday and from 14h to 18h;
outside of school holidays: every day except Tuesday from 14h to 18h;
July and August: every day (except Tuesday) from 10h to 13h and from 14h to 18h;
🗓 please be sure to check opening hours with Les Houches Tourisme, as the museum does shut for periods out of the main season;
reduced entrance: 3€;
FREE for under 18s;
Pass Musée: 12€ (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;