MUSEUMS & EXHIBITIONS au Pays du Mont-Blanc

We are lucky to have some 🖼 wonderful museums 🏔 au Pays du Mont-Blanc and in the Chamonix Valley, many housed in architectural gems (old, new and renovated). . . and as well as their permanent collections, they also offer 🎨 temporary exhibitions and workshops for children and families over the school holidays! (the local tourist offices will have a list of those scheduled during your stay).

[ see also MBFF article about 🖼 OUTDOOR ART EXHIBITIONS & EPHEMERAL OUTDOOR ART here and 🖼 MUSEUMS & EXHIBITIONS further afield here ]

A date for your diaries is the 🗓 Journées Européennes du Patrimoine – weekend 18th & 19th September 2021 (the theme this year is Patrimoine pour tous). You’ll find free openings, guided visits and workshops aplenty!

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© Journées Européennes du Patrimoine

Colour Code for listings

Chamonix Valley (Chamonix, Argentière, Les Houches, Servoz & environs) and Vallorcine

Passy & environs

Sallanches, Combloux, Cordon & Domancy

St Gervais, Le Fayet & environs

Megève, Praz-sur-Arly & environs

Les Contamines & environs

🇫🇷 Further France 🇫🇷 

🇨🇭 Switzerland 🇨🇭 

🇮🇹 Italy 🇮🇹 


CHAMONIX VALLEY

CHAMONIX
Musée Alpin (Chamonix)

[ note: from 20th September 2021, the Musée Alpin will shut its door for a long 4 year renovation project . . . the museum will be modernised and extended, and the new museum to open will be called the Musée du Mont-Blanc ! During its closure, the museum staff will continue to offer Hors les Murs sessions for the public / see website for more details ]

Housed in the magnificent old Chamonix Palace (one of the three original “palaces” in Chamonix), this lovely museum traces 🏔the history of the valley, from the very first tourists who came to admire the mountains and glaciers through to ” Chamonix, the centre of winter sports “.  There is 🖼 a great collection of prints, photos and mountaineering objects to take you on this trajectory / 🎨 there are school holiday workshop programme for children / 🗓 opening hours: open every day, except Tuesday, from 14h to 18h; school holidays: open from 10h to 12h and from 14h to 18h / guided tours: every Wednesday at 14h30 (with reservation) / price: FREE for under 18s, adults 5,90€ / parking: the nearest car park (paying) is the Parking du Mont-Blancsee here for more details;

[ 🏔 good to know: April 2020, saw the launch of a new online collection, the first digital platform collating collections from mountain museums, created by the Musée Alpin and the Museo Nazionale della Montagna de Turin : mountainmuseums.org;

address: La Résidence, 89 avenue Michel Croz, 74400, Chamonix-Mont-Blanc / tel: +33 (0)4 50 53 25;
website and FB page;
Le Prieuré et le Mont-Blanc by Johann Heinrich BLEULER © mountainmuseums.org / OLYMPUS DIGITAL CAMERA
Musée des Cristaux – L’Espace Tairraz (Chamonix) 

[ note: this museum is currently SHUT for renovation! Re-opening in August 2021 (predicted) ]

© Espace Tairraz – Musée des Cristaux

This fantastic museum, which was dedicated to mountaineering and mountain crystals, is under renovation and will reopen in 2020, to show off a brand new « jardin de la minéralogie alpine, française et mondiale  / 🗓 opening hours: daily (except Tuesdays) from 14h to 18h; SCHOOL HOLIDAYS: open from 10h to 12h and 14h to 18h; July and August: from early July, open every day 10h to 18h / price: FREE for under 18s (with family), adults 5,90€ website / parking: the paying car park of St-Michel is very convenient as you can take the lift straight to the entrance of the museum (great for a rainy day!);

address: 615 allée du Recteur Payot, 74400, Chamonix-Mont-Blanc / tel: +33 (0)4 50 55 53 93;
address: 615 allée du Recteur Payot, 74400, Chamonix-Mont-Blanc / tel: +33 (0)4 50 55 53 93;
Maison de la Mémoire et du Patrimoine Janny Couttet (Chamonix)

This little museum, nestled among the cafés, bars and restaurants of the rue des Moulins, houses the archives of Chamonix’s “patrimoine” (heritage archives). The building that houses the museum was originally a 19th century structure; this was renovated and inaugurated as a museum in 2012.  There are changing exhibitions, with some lovely photographic displays / 🗓 opening hours: every Thursday, Friday, Saturday and Sunday from 14h to 18h; school holidays: open from 10h to 12h and 14h to 18h / guided visits: there are sometimes workshops for children over school holidays/guided visits for families (see here for more details) / price: 4€, reduced 2,50€ / website / parking: the nearest paying car parks are St-Michel and Mont-Blanc;

🖼 current exhibition: « La Compagnie des Guides de Chamonix. Une histoire d’adaptation » – 200 years of the Compagnie des Guides de Chamonix (from 19th June 2021 until 14th May 2022);

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La Maison de la Mémoire et du Patrimoine Janny Couttet à Chamonix © montblancfamilyfun.com
address: 90 rue des Moulins, 74400, Chamonix-Mont-Blanc / tel: +33 (0)4 50 54 78 95;
Hôtel le Hameau Albert 1er (Chamonix)

There are regular 🖼 temporary  see here for more details;

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© Hôtel le Hameau Albert 1er
address: 38 route du Bouchet, 74400, Chamonix-Mont-Blanc / tel: +33(0)4 50 53 05 09;
Espace Mémoire – Musée Marcel Wibault (Chamonix)
© Lionel Wibault

Located near the centre of Chamonix, the Alpenrose was the home and workshop of artist Marcel Wibault, who settled in Chamonix early last century and never left; during his life, he never stopped painting his favourite theme – mountains! / This éspace memoire houses Marcel’s original paintings and there is a new exhibition each year / there are works also by Lionel Wibault, son of Marcel, also a painter / price: 3€ and free for all under 25 years / 🗓 opening hours: from June until September, 15h to 19h / website and book; 

address: 62 chemin du Cé, 74400, Chamonix-Mont-Blanc ;
Place de l’Aiguille du Midi, Place du Triangle de l’Amitié & opposite Office de Tourisme (Chamonix)

There are often photo exhibitions in these three spots in Chamonix;

© Chamonix Tourisme
Médiathèque Chamonix

There are regular 🖼 temporary exhibitions in a special exhibition room at the médiathèque / FREE! / see here for more details;

Chamonix médiathèque in the snow! © montblancfamilyfun.com

[ more information: for more information about 🖼 current temporary exhibitions in Chamonix, see Chamonix Tourisme (expositions) ]

LES HOUCHES
Musée Montagnard (Les Houches)

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 / during the school holidays, there are often 🎨 creative workshops and tours on offer for the children and families, so do check with the Tourist Office or the FB page for details / to read the MBFF post, see here / 🗓 opening hours: see website (variable, according to season/holidays) / price: 4€ and FREE for under 18s / website / parking: free parking on the hill behind the Tourist Office;

🖼 current exhibition: « Le Christ-Roi » – an exhibition about this famous sculpture that resides above Les Houches;

address: 2 place de l'Eglise, 74310, Les Houches / tel: +33 (0)4 50 54 54 74;
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© Musée Montagnard Les Houches
Bibliothèque des Houches & Mairie des Houches

There are sometimes 🖼 temporary exhibitions (and workshops) at these places, so do check with Les Houches Tourisme.

current exhibition at La Mairie: Exposition photographies – Mont-Blanc Sauvage (more information here);

address: Mairie des Houches, 1 place de la Mairie, 74310, Les Houches;
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Pierre Raphoz at © La Mairie des Houches
SERVOZ

Servoz retains its authentic rural mountain character, and this can be felt in its two museums open to the public, La Maison de l’Alpage & La Maison du Lieutenant: the former an old renovated farm from 1779, the other a fortified manor house from the XVth century: 

La Maison du Lieutenant (Servoz)

This old fortified manor house is home to the permanent exhibition MESALPES, « L’agriculture de montagne, Coeur du territoire » – this presents a link between the alpine culture and agriculture of the olden days, with agriculture of today and of the future (multimedia, models and old alpine objects ) . . .  and it hosts temporary exhibitions too! / 🗓 opening hours: open Tuesday, Wednesday and Thursday, and during school holidays 14h to 17h / workshops: there are often workshops held here, for children and adults / website / NEW café La Chirv’ette during the school holidays;

address: Maison du Lieutenant, 2231 Le hameau du Mont, 74310, Servoz;
La Maison du Lieutenant, Servoz © C Gilbert
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© Servoz / Maison du Lieutenant
La Maison de l’Alpage (Servoz)

This old farm houses the permanent exhibition 🖼 « Agriculture et paysages, les grandes mutations » – the Chamonix Valley and the footprint of humans over the century, from the first shepherds to the agriculturers of today, the fragile link between man and environment; a testament to the change of time: nature, architecture and ubanism, transport, infrastructure / 🎨 workshops during the holidays: « la fabrique de lait », cooking workshop with Basile, insects under a magnifying glass . . .  / 🗓 opening hours: open Monday to Saturday (shut on Sundays), 9h to 12h and 14h to 18h; only open on Mondays during school holidays / FREE to visit! / website;

address: Maison de l'Alpage , Le Bouchet, 74310, Servoz / tel: 04 50 47 21 68; 
ARGENTIERE
Maison du Village (Argentière)

There are often 🖼 temporary exhibitions held at the Maison du Village / 🗓 opening hours: from Tuesday to Saturday, 9h30 to 12h and 14h to 18h / see here for more details about the Maison du Village;

address: Maison de Village d'Argentière, 101 route du Village, Argentière;
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La Pharmacie des Artistes  (Argentière)

🖼 La Pharmacie des Artistes is an art gallery, studio, picture framing shop and workshop space, run courtesy of:

  • Andy Parkin – world renound alpinist and local artist;
  • Tom Hine – of HineInk and picture framer;
  • Alexandrine – a local artist with a passion for adreneline sports;
  • and Leanna – gallery manager, curator and promoter;
  • and run in partnership with Peter and Anati of Rabbit on the Roof – hand-crafted skis;

Andy says on the FB page for La Pharmacie des Artistes: “ Climbing and life are, I believe, not about conquering or dominating, but adaptation. ” A good vision to have had, as he was forced to relocate after a fire at his previous studio Le Moulin des Artistes in Les Praz.

All artists – young and old – are welcome here, and there is a new art drop-in session for youngsters (8 to 16 years) on Wednesdays and Sundays, called Club Artistique (please check current status) / FB page;

address: 208 rue Charlet Straton, Argentière;
VALLORCINE
La Nuit des Ours (cultural festival in Vallorcine)

An artistic and cultural festival (with walks, talks, spectacles and ateliers) in the forest of Vallorcine from 2nd ⇒ 8th August 2021!

Le Musée de Barberine (Vallorcine)

In 1986, one of the oldest houses in the valley (from 1705), was up for sale and some descendents of the the Ancey family (the Colas) decided to buy it and donate it to an association, whose aim would be to restore it and construct a museum dedicated to the local life of yesteryear, with art and artisan exhibitions / 🗓 opening hours: July and August (Tuesday to Saturday 14h30 to 17h30; Sunday 15h to 17h30; SHUT on Monday) / website;

address: Barberine, 74660,  Vallorcine / tel: +33 450 54 63 19;
La Maison de Barberine © chamonix.com

temporary summer 2021 exhibition: Les Sonnettes à Vallorcine;

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© La Maison de Barberine

PASSY & PLATEAU d’ASSY

Centre Culturel Municipal de Passy (Plateau d’Assy)

You’ll find temporary exhibtions on offer here!

address: Centre Culturel Municipal de Passy, 35 Place du Docteur Joly, Plateau d’Assy, 74190, Passy;
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La Crèmerie (art gallery & live music) in Plateau d’Assy

There are 🖼 regular temporary contemporary art exhibitions and music sessions in this gallery . . . / more information FB page;

current exhibition: « Penser / Classer / Restreindre: une exposition de Chrstian Botale »;

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© La Crèmerie
© La Crèmerie
Route de la sculpture contemporain (Passy up to Plaine-Joux)

You’ll also find that Plateau d’Assy abounds with sculptures, along the winding road from Passy, and beautiful stained glass windows at ⛪️ the Eglise Notre Dame de Toute Grace / for more information and guided tours, see here or here;

Sun and Mountains ” by Calder © Passy Mont-Blanc Tourisme
Notre Dame de Toute Grace at Plateau d’Assy © montblancfamilyfun.com
Cheminement en bord de l’Arve: parcours de l’eau artistique (Passy)

As you walk along 💦 the Arve river from Mountain Store, you’ll be rewarded with some sculptures that explore the surrounding nature . . . / worksheet here;


SALLANCHES & COMBLOUX

Château des Rubins – Observatoire des Alpes (Sallanches)

Set in the historic 14th century Château des Rubins, just behind the Eglise St Jacques, the new Château de Rubins – Observatoire des Alpes is set across 4 floors (2500m2), and an immersive, light-filled and sonic journey takes you through different themes: 1° geology, 2° flora & fauna, 3° man & mountain 4° water – an environmental issue.

The new museum has a rich programme for the public and there will be events for children during the holidays:

  • UNE MONTAGNE DE RECHERCHES (Fête de la Science) – on Saturday 9th October / ASTERS will be present, and you can meet the scientists working across the 9 nature reserves of Haute-Savoie! / see programme;
  • Escape Game : La nuit celtique de Samain – on 28th October and 4th November 2021, at 18h, 19h30 and 21h / ” Quelle drôle d’idée de venir visiter le château la nuit de Samain, nuit maudite ! Vous voici bloqué au 6ème étage.
    Parviendrez-vous à ressortir de cette nuit hors du temps ? Déjouerez-vous les épreuves que vous réservent les êtres surnaturels du château ? Vous aurez une heure pour surmonter vos peurs et… trouver la sortie ! ” / price: 8€ / more information here;
  • La nuit de l’effroi ! – on 30th October 2021, 19h until 22h / “ Ils étaient redoutables de leur vivant, ils sont invincibles maintenant… Eux ? Ce sont les chevaliers morts-vivants ! Restez toujours sur vos gardes, ne leur tournez jamais le dos, tenez-les à distance, si possible en portant un costume effrayant. Lors de cette visite nocturne, découvrez le côté obscur du château… à vos risques et périls. ” / more information here;
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©Château des Rubins – Observatoire des Alpes

price: 7€ and children 5,50€, under 5 years FREE / website; 

[ for more information, see MBFF article here ]

address: Château des Rubins - Observatoire des Alpes, 105 montée des Rubins, 74700, Sallanches / tel: +33 (0)4 50 58 32 13;
Château des Rubins © montblancfamilyfun.com
Médiathèque Ange Abrate (Sallanches)

There are sometimes exhibitions at 📚 the médiathèque in Sallanches, and the library is named after Italian artist Ange Abrate, who settled in Sallanches!

Children’s Section in the médiathèque © montblancfamilyfun.com
Annual outdoor exhibition: « Exposition Montagn’Arts » (les quais de la Sallanche)

During the summer months, photos grace the quais of Sallanches, making for a lovely shaded buggy walk, with a café stop.

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Montagn’Arts Photo 2021 © Sallanches Tourisme
Montagn’Arts © montblancfamilyfun.com
La Ferme à Isidore (Combloux) 

This 🏚 old farm, located near the centre of Combloux has sporadic exhibitions / price: 3,50€ and children 1€ (under 10s FREE) / more information: Combloux Tourisme;

address: (association du Musée de la PenteFerme à Isidorechemin de la Promenade, 74920, Combloux ;

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© Combloux Tourisme
Bibliothèque Municipale Combloux 

There are regular 📷 temporary photo exhibitions at the bibliothèque in Combloux;

address: 83 route la Mairie, 74920, Combloux;
© Bibliothèque de Combloux

Saint-Gervais-Mont-Blanc, Le Fayet & Saint-Nicolas de Véroce 

SAINT-GERVAIS

Saint-Gervais-Mont-Blanc promotes itself as 🖼 a hub of alpine contemporary art, and with reason . . .

2KM3 car park, La Poste, la piscine and les télécabines (Saint-Gervais-Mont-Blanc) 

During the summer of 2017, twelve French and international artists transformed all 11 floors – and the façade – of the multi-storey car park in the centre of Saint-Gervais-les-Bains into a unique work of art: 2KM3; a collective street art project giving visitors a contemporary, living artwork, a whole new concept in how to integrate art into urban life! / FREE to park and visit! / see MBFF article for more photos.

🎨 2KM3: Acte II – this was the second stage of this wonderful art project . . . this time, the artists tackled 💦 the Saint-Gervais swimming pool, the northern façade of La Poste and 🚡 the télécabines stations at Le Bettex.

2KM3 Acte II – la piscine © 2KM3
La Maison Forte de Hautetour (Saint-Gervais-Mont-Blanc)

Looking down majestically upon Saint-Gervais-les-Bains, 🚡 La Maison Forte de Hautetour (13th century) was one of the several fortified manor houses of the region . . . in 2012, it was renovated, and today it houses an exhibition detailing the history of the Compagnie des Guides de Saint-Gervais, as well as hosting temporary art exhibitions and artists-in-residence / during the school holidays there are sometimes workshops for children/families here, so check the Saint-Gervais website agenda / 🗓 opening hours: open Tuesday, Saturday, Sunday 14h to 18h and Wednesday, Thursday and Friday from 10h to 12h30 and 14h to 18h; SHUT on Mondays and all of November, 1st January, 1st May and 25th December / price: 5€ and children (5 to 18 years) 3,50€;

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La Maison Forte de Hautetour © saintgervais.com

🖼 current exhibition: « Zone d’Ombre » (until 25th July 2021) – with works from artist and painter Johanna Perret;

🖼 current exhibition: « Mythologies contemporaines » / ⇒ until 26th September 2021;

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© Saint Gervais Tourisme
address: Maison Forte de Hautetour, 114 passage Montjoux74170, Saint-Gervais-les-Bains; tel: 04 50 47 79 80; 
Pile-Pont Expo (Saint-Gervais-Mont-Blanc)

🎨 Pile-Pont Expo is a unique and innovative contemporary art space, located in one of the piliers of the 2012 viaduct in Saint-Gervais-les-Bains (the other pilier is home to a climbing wall!) / “a cathedral of concrete“, allowing for 160m² of exhibition space, 9m high / FREE to visit / 🗓 opening hours: open July to August, Tuesday to Sunday (14h to 18h) and September at the weekend, also 14h to 18h / guided visits in July & August and Toussaint holiday visits for schools and garderies;

🖼 summer 2021 exhibition: Les Eperdus – video works by Anne-Sophie Emard;

address: Pile Pont Expo, culée du Pont de Saint-Gervais (rive gauche), 74170,  Saint-Gervais-les-Bains;

previous exhibitions:

Summer outdoor photography exhibition: « Reg’Art sur le Mont-Blanc» (centre of Saint-Gervais) 

If you wander through the centre of Saint-Gervais-les-Bains over the summer months, you can appreciate some beautiful photos . . .

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« La Fête des Lumières » (Saint-Gervais-les-Bains) 

Every year, at the end of December, Saint-Gervais-les-Bains has a light festival, based on the concept of the bigger and more internationally-known annual ✨ « La Fète des Lumières » in Lyon, with some of the same light installations.

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Salle Géo Dorival (Saint-Gervais-les-Bains)

There are 🎨 regular temporary exhibitions at the Salle Géo Dorival, in the centre of Saint-Gervais-les-Bains / workshops for children from Association Main dans la Main;

address: Salle Géo Dorival, 43 rue du Mont-Blanc, Saint-Gervais, 74170, Saint-Gervais-les-Bains;
Bibliothèque Municipale Fernand Braudel (Saint-Gervais-les-Bains)

There are occasional 🖼 temporary exhibitions here.

LE FAYET
Parc Thermal open air museum (Le Fayet)

🌳 Le Parc Thermal turns into an 🖼 open air museum, with the 🖼 Plein Air – parcours d’art à ciel ouvert displaying artwork throughout the park, 🗓 from July until September! / the exhibitions change yearly and it makes a buggy stroll even more enjoyable and cultural (there are also plenty of quotes to read along the way!);

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© Saint-Gervais Tourisme

🖼 past exhibitions . . .

Denis Monfleur sculptures in Parc Thermal © montblancfamilyfun.com
Open Air Museum in the Parc Thermal © montblancfamilyfun

🌟 temporary in 2020 (until September 2020) 🌟 – 🐮 the sequoia wood Hérens cows, by artist Kevin Churoux, carved from a 120 year old sequoia tree that was cut down due to illness;

Le Parc Thermal – Kevin Churoux sculpture © montblancfamilyfun.com
Le Parc Thermal – ancient sequoia © montblancfamilyfun.com

🖼 NEW outdoor exhibition about the history of the thermal baths – you’ll find this near the duck pond in the park!

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SAINT-NICOLAS de VEROCE
Musée d’Art Sacrée (Saint-Nicolas-de-Véroce)

The ⛪️ Musée d’Art Sacrée in Saint-Nicolas-de-Véroce is located in the old presbytery next to the beautiful church of Saint-Nicolas, at the entrance to the village. It displays about fifty sacred objects (wooden sculptures, paintings . . .) from the XVIth to XIXth century, retracing the history of the village / 🖼 temporary exhibitions are on display in the Salle des Colporteurs on the first floor / 🗓 opening hours: every day (except Monday and Tuesday) from 15h to 18h; shut in November / price: 2€ to 3,50€, free for under 5s;

address: Presbytère de Saint Nicolas, Saint-Nicolas de Véroce, 74170, Saint-Gervais-les-Bains / tel: 04 50 47 79 80;

🖼 current temporary exhibition: « Derrière la montagne » – a juxtoposition of traditional painting and bande dessinée;

Musée d’Art Sacrée © Saint-Gervais-les-Bains Tourisme

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Le Plateau de la Croix (Saint-Nicolas-de-Véroce)

There are 🖼 regular outdoor exhibitions here . . .

Megève & Praz-sur-Arly 

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Musée du Haut Val d’Arly (Megève)

An authentic 19th century farm, with objects from yesteryear / discover an old farmhouse: bedroom, workshop, kitchen . . . / good to know: special booklet available for children (7 to 10 years) / permanent exhibition: « La Mémoire du Pays » / 🗓opening hours: until April, 15h to 18h (see website) / price: 3,50€, children (7 to 14 years) 2,80€ and under 6 years FREE;

address: 70 rue Monseigneur Conseil, 74120, Megève / tel: 04 50 21 27 28;
Musée de Megève (Megève)

Located within the old Maison de Charité (to house the sick, the poor, orphans), a 17th century structure with a Baroque chapel / since 1982, when a new retirement home was opened, this old hospice has been used to host temporary exhibitions and it became the Musée de Megève in 1988 / 🖼 permanent exhibition: « Trois siècles de solidarité à Megève » / 🗓 opening hours: every day, except weekends and bank holidays (upon request, visit to exhibition and chapel) / see here for more information / FREE to visit!

address: 66 rue du Comte de Capré, 74120, Megève / tel: 04 50 21 27 28;
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Musée de l’Ermitage du Calvaire (Megève) 

Opened in 2013, this museum tells the history of the construction of the Calvaire, built between 1840 and 1878 (work of Father Ambroise Martin, curé de Megève from 1820 until his death). The Calvaire is made up of 14 chapels and oratories, telling the story of the Passion of Christ / FREE to visit / 🗓 opening hours: July and August from 14h to 17h30, shut on Saturdays and Sundays / see here and here for more information / good to know – visit the buvette Refuge du Calvaire when there!

address: Montée du Calvaire74120, Megève;
Médiathèque & Le Palais (Megève)

There are regular 🖼 temporary exhibitions at the médiathèque and at Le Palais;

address: Le Palais, 247 route du Palais des Sports, 74120, Megève;

🖼 current temporary exhibition: « Willy Ronis: de Paris à Megève », until October 2021 / more information here;

Megève: an outdoor museum

Megève old town is a museum in itself, with 🖼 sculptures adorning every square and around many corners . . . the best way to appreciate the art is to just wander . . .

🖼 current exhibition: « Pollès Megève » – around the Place de l’Eglise, you’ll currently find works by sculptor Pollès (in collaboration with la Galerie de Souzy) / until September 2021 / more information here;

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PRAZ-sur-ARLY

Praz-sur-Arly regularly has 🎨 an exhibition of outdoor sculptures or photos throughout the town and on the pistes . . . and you’ll find sculptures from pralinois Louis Chabaud (famous for his ” art singulier “) in the mini-golf at Les Belles;

Mini Golf Art du Singulier @ Praz-sur-Arly

Works by Adrianna Wojcik Muffat Jeandet, all about 🎨 le patrimoine touristique montagnard: « La naissance du tourisme montagnard », are available to see around Praz-sur-Arly [ Culture au Pays du Mont-Blanc: « Adrianna Muffat Jeandet Wojcik est une artiste plasticienne née en Pologne et ayant grandi en France. Son travail explore ses souvenirs de paysages, ses relations étroites avec la montagne, ses mondes intérieurs et diverses facettes de son subconscient. Elle s’est immergée dans le patrimoine photographique pralin et dans l’histoire du tourisme populaire montagnard. ✍️ Dans ses créations contemporaines(dessin, techniques mixtes), l’artiste a imaginé des paysages et a représenté ses acteurs du passé. » ]


Les Contamines-Montjoie & Notre Dame-de-la-Gorge

Jardin de Samivel (Les Contamines-Montjoie)  

The 🖼 Jardin de Samivel is an open-air museum, dedicated to Samivel, watercolour painter, poet, romance writer, film-maker, explorer; having visited Les Contamines from a young age, Samivel became very attached to the village and its inhabitants, and he later threw himself into protecting nature, and especially our mountain habitat;

 address: located just behind the church;
Le Jardin Samivel © les contamines.com
« Nature au Sommet » photo exhibition (Parc de Loisirs du Pontet / Domaine Nordique in wintertime) 

There is 📷 an outdoor photo exhibition (nature) in the Parc de Loisirs du Pontet . . . 

« Nature au Sommet » (2018) © Les Contamines-Montjoie Tourisme

« Nature au Sommet » (2018) © montblancfamilyfun.com

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