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, renovated and new). . . and as well as their permanent collections, they also offer 🎨 temporary exhibitions and workshops for children and families over the school holidays!

see also MBFF articles:



  • 🇫🇷 MUSEUMS & EXHIBITIONS in nearby France here;

  • 🇨🇭 MUSEUMS & EXHIBITIONS in nearby Switzerland here;

  • 🇮🇹 MUSEUMS & EXHIBITIONS in nearby Italy here;

A couple of dates for your diaries, when our local museums put on events for families:

  • 🖼 Journées Européennes du Patrimoine a weekend in mid-September, after La Rentrée;
  • 🖼 La Nuit des Musées a night in mid May, when the museums open in the evening:
© La Nuit Européenne des Musées

Colour Code for listings

Pays du Mont-Blanc

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


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 ]

© Musée Alpin Chamonix

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.

🅿️ parking: the nearest car park (paying) is the underground Parking du Mont-Blanc;

[ 🏔 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 :;

website & FB page

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

This NEWLY renovated museum offers you “ un voyage à travers la minéralogie du monde . . . Réaménagé en 2021, le musée des Cristaux présente une scénographie renouvelée, consacrée à la minéralogie alpine, de France, d’Europe et à présent du Monde ! Venez découvrir des collections exceptionnelles par leur qualité, leur diversité et leur beauté. L’exposition commence le long de la chaîne des Alpes avec des pièces exceptionnelles issues des massifs alpins (France, Italie, Suisse, Autriche) et plus particulièrement du massif du Mont-Blanc. Elle propose un des plus beaux ensembles de fluorines rose-rouge, quartz fumés, axinites, sidérites, épidotes… de renommée internationale. Elle se poursuit autour du monde, partant des mines et carrières françaises, elle vous emmène à la découverte des pièces les plus emblématiques des cinq continents : azurites de Chessy-les-Mines, aigues-marines du Pakistan, pyrites péruviennes, dioptases congolaises et opales australiennes . . .

le Trésor is the new section : ” or, argent, cuivre … Saphirs, rubis, émeraudes . . .Topazes, aigues-marines, grenats . . . Métaux nobles, pierres précieuses et pierres fines, brutes ou taillées “;

NEW at the museum a booklet for children 10+ years, tested by local school children !

🅿️ 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!);

FB page & website

address: 615 allée du Recteur Payot, Parvis du parking St Michel, Chamonix / tel: +33 4 50 54 78 39
© Musée des Cristaux Chamonix

Over the holidays, there are special guided visits . . .

© Musée des Cristaux Chamonix

Don’t forget to ask for the children’s carnet d’exploration :

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 & guided visits over school holidays / see here for more details;

🅿️ parking: the nearest paying car parks are Parking Saint-Michel and Parking Mont-Blanc;


address: 90 rue des Moulins, 74400, Chamonix-Mont-Blanc / tel: +33 (0)4 50 54 78 95

🖼 current exhibition: « L’euphorie des montagnes »  until 23rd September 2023 / ” « L’euphorie des montagnes » mettra en lumière André Contamine, humble virtuose des sommets. Curieux, connaisseurs ou amateurs, nous vous proposons de découvrir en exclusivité quelques-unes des plus belles photographies de montagne prises par cet alpiniste et de nous aider à les documenter “;

Hôtel le Hameau Albert 1er (Chamonix)

There are regular 🖼 temporary exhibitions at this iconix Chamonix hotel! / see here for more details;

FB page

address: Hôtel le Hameau Albert 1er, 38 route du Bouchet, 74400, Chamonix-Mont-Blanc / tel: +33(0)4 50 53 05 09
© Hôtel le Hameau Albert 1er

Espace Mémoire – Musée Marcel Wibault (Chamonix)

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.

🗓 opening hours: from June until September, 15h to 19h;

price: 3€ and free for all under 25 years;

website & booking

address: 62 chemin du Cé, 74400, Chamonix-Mont-Blanc
© Lionel Wibault
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;

Aiguille du Midi © 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! ©

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;

🗓 opening hours: see website (variable, according to season/holidays);

price: 4,10€ and FREE for under 18s;

🅿️ parking: free parking on the hill behind the Tourist Office;

[ to read about MBFF’s experience at the 🏔 Musée Montagnardt, see separate article here ]

🖼 current exhibition: « Aux Houches : Mont Borrel & le Manchoir : des alpages oubliés » – with a livret-jeu available for families;

website & FB page

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

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

address Mairie: Mairie des Houches, 1 place de la Mairie, 74310, Les Houches

address Médiathèque: 201 rue du Mont-Blanc, 74310, Les Houches
© Mairie des Houches
Passage Chagall

Beside the church in Les Houches is an exhibition space called Passage Chagall, in hommage to the painter Marc Chagall, who painted 6 works in the Chamonix Valley 5 of those in Les Houches between 1926 and 1930. One of his works, « L’ange-peintre ou portail d’église sous la neige » represented the church Saint Jean-Baptiste des Houches was reproduced on the façade of the church.

Currently on display in the Passage Chagall is an exhibition of some of Chagall’s works.

© Mairie des Houches

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!

🎨 workshops: there are often workshops held here, for children and adults;

website & FB page

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

This old farm houses the tourist office and also 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 . . .


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

There are often 🖼 temporary exhibitions held at the Maison du Village.

[ see here for more details about the Maison du Village ]

address: Maison de Village d'Argentière, 101 route du Village, Argentière
Maison du Village à Argentière © Argentière

La Pharmacie des Artistes (Argentière)

🖼 La Pharmacie des Artistes is an art gallery, studio, picture framing shop and workshop space, home to resident artists, run courtesy of Andy Parkin, a world renowned alpinist and local artist;

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 is is very much a cultural hub!

FB page

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

An artistic and cultural festival (with walks, talks, spectacles and ateliers) in the forest of Vallorcine in early August !

© La Nuit des Ours
La Maison 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 Mondays);


address: Le Maison de Barberine, Barberine, 74660,  Vallorcine / tel: +33 450 54 63 19
La Maison de Barberine © Chamonix Tourisme


Musée La Remise des Sapeurs-Pompiers de Passy-Le Fayet

Une collection riche et diversifié de matériel, d’équipements et de vieux véhicules de secours est ainsi exposée dans l’ancienne caserne des Plagnes à Passy.

open on the FIRST Saturday of the month !


address: 87 rue du Plan – L’Abbaye, 74190, Passy
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
© Passy Mont-Blanc
La Cremerie (art gallery & live music) in Plateau d’Assy

There are 🖼 regular temporary contemporary art exhibitions and music sessions in this gallery . . .

FB page 

address: 273 rue de l'Église, 74190, Plateau d'Assy
© La Crémerie Plateau d’Assy
La Route des Sculptures (Passy ⇒Plaine-Joux)

You’ll also find that Plateau d’Assy abounds with sculptures, along the winding road from Passy, and the beautiful stained glass windows at ⛪️ the Eglise Notre Dame de Toute Grace.

[ for more information and guided tours, see here ]

Passy Mont-Blanc art – route de la sculpture © Passy Mont-Blanc Tourisme
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 . . .

[ for more information about this great buggy stroll next to the river, with sculptures punctuated along the way, see separate MBFF article here ]


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.

© Château des Rubins – Observatoire des Alpes

The new museum has a rich programme for the public and there are 🎨 events & workshops for children over the holidays.

And there are temporary photo exhibitions in the welcome area . . .

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

[ for more information, see MBFF article here ]

website & FB page

address: Château des Rubins - Observatoire des Alpes, 105 montée des Rubins, 74700, Sallanches / tel: +33 (0)4 50 58 32 13
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!

[ for more information, see MBFF article here ]

website agenda
« Exposition Montagn’Arts » – annual summer outdoor exhibition (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.

Montagn’Arts Photos © Sallanches Tourisme
Musée de la Pente (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);


address: (association du Musée de la PenteFerme à Isidore, 78 chemin de la Promenade, 74920, Combloux
La Ferme à Isidore © Musée de la Pente
Bibliothèque Municipale Combloux 

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

address: 83 route la Mairie, 74920, Combloux

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


Saint-Gervais Mont-Blanc promotes itself as 🖼 a hub of alpine contemporary art, and with reason, as there is much art on offer at various locations . . .

© Saint-Gervais Mont-Blanc Tourisme
NEW for 2022 ! La Cure

La Cure, located next to the church, is Saint-Gervais’ new cultural centre, showcasing paintings, etchings and posters of the mountains, including works by le Père Kim en Joong (who made the stained-glass windows of the church), Samivel, Ange Abrate, Poignant, Wibault, Bouillette and Maurice Lenoir.

La Cure conserve son rôle d’accueil et présente également l’ensemble des parcours culturels et patrimoniaux à découvrir à Saint-Gervais et Valgrisenche, partenaire valdotain du projet ITINERAS Passerelle.

🖼 inaugural exhibition : Frissons. Paysages et Scènes Alpestres;


address: 15 avenue du Mont Paccard, 74170, Saint-Gervais-les-Bains / tel: 04 50 47 78 95
La Cure © Saint-Gervais Mont-Blanc Tourisme
La Cure © Saint-Gervais Mont-Blanc Tourisme
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 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!). It is FREE to park and visit!

[ see MBFF article for more 2KM3 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.

Pick up 🗺 a leaflet from the Tourist Office, for a self-guided visit of the arwork . . .

2KM3 © Saint-Gervais Mont-Blanc Tourisme / 2KM3
La Maison Forte de Hautetour (Saint-Gervais Mont-Blanc)

Looking down majestically upon Saint-Gervais Mont-Blanc, 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 🎨 workshops for children & families here, so check the Saint-Gervais website agenda

🗓 opening hours: see website, as variable;

price: 5€ and children (5 to 18 years) 3,50€;


address: Maison Forte de Hautetour, 114 passage Montjoux, 74170, Saint-Gervais-les-Bains; tel: 04 50 47 79 80

🖼 current exhibition: « Refuge alpins : de l’abri de fortune au tourisme d’altitude » until 30th September 2023;

La Maison Forte de Hautetour ©
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 (the other pilier is home to a climbing wall!) : “a cathedral of concrete“, allowing for 160m² of exhibition space, 9m high. It is 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;


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

NEW Matthieu Pilaud’s sculpture, from the previous exhibition Re-Generer, now has permanent pride and place next to the stairs leading down to Pile-Pont Expo;

Pile Pont Expo – Re-generer ©
« Lumières Saint-Gervais » (Saint-Gervais Mont-Blanc) 

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

© Saint-Gervais Tourisme
Salle Géo Dorival (Saint-Gervais Mont-Blanc)

There are 🎨 regular temporary exhibitions at the Salle Géo Dorival, in the centre of Saint-Gervais / 🎨 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 Mont-Blanc)

There are occasional 🖼 temporary exhibitions here, and an escape game to play: Panique dans la Bibliothèque (see here);

© Bibliothèque Saint-Gervais
© Saint-Gervais Mont-Blanc
Parc Thermal open air museum (Le Fayet)

Over the summer months, 🌳 Le Parc Thermal turns into an 🖼 open air museum, with the 🖼 Plein Air – parcours d’art à ciel ouvert displaying artwork throughout the park! This makes a buggy stroll even more enjoyable and cultural!

Plein Air © Saint-Gervais Tourisme

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

Thermes & Parc Thermal history ©
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.

There are 🖼 temporary exhibitions are on display in the Salle des Colporteurs on the first floor and 🎨 workshops for children during the holidays;

🗓 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
Musée d’Art Sacrée © Saint-Gervais Tourisme

🖼 temporary exhibition : 𝘔𝘢𝘳𝘪𝘢𝘨𝘦𝘴 𝘦𝘯 𝘚𝘢𝘷𝘰𝘪𝘦 ⇒ 7th May 2023 / Profitez d’une balade à Saint-Nicolas de Véroce, pour découvrir son église baroque et le Musée d’art Sacré ! En ce moment, retrouvez l’exposition temporaire 𝘔𝘢𝘳𝘪𝘢𝘨𝘦𝘴 𝘦𝘯 𝘚𝘢𝘷𝘰𝘪𝘦 jusqu’au 7 mai 2023. Grâce aussi aux prêts d’institutions publiques et d’associations locales, et aux recherches de l’Association du patrimoine des Marches (Savoie), l’exposition revient sur les lois et les rites du mariage en France et en Savoie. Elle retrace les enjeux économiques, sociaux ou religieux qui ont fait évoluer cette pratique et dessine à travers ceux-ci, la lutte pour l’émancipation des femmes et de leurs droits au sein de nos sociétés.

Musée d’Art Sacrée © Saint-Gervais Tourisme
Le Plateau de la Croix (Saint-Nicolas-de-Véroce)

There are sometimes 🖼 outdoor exhibitions here . . .

Megève & Praz-sur-Arly 

Musée du Haut Val d’Arly (Megève)

An authentic 19th century farm, with objects from yesteryear, here you can discover an old farmhouse: bedroom, workshop, kitchen . . .

🖼 permanent exhibition: « La Mémoire du Pays »;

good to know: there is a special booklet available for children (7 to 10 years);

🗓 opening hours: see website, as variable;

price: 3,50€ / children (7 to 14 years) 2,80€ / under 6 years FREE;


address: 70 rue Monseigneur Conseil, 74120, Megève / tel: 04 50 21 27 28
Musée du Haut Val d’Arly © Megève Tourisme
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 (the 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.

🗓 opening hours: July and August from 14h to 17h30, shut on Saturdays and Sundays;

good to know – visit the buvette Refuge du Calvaire when there, or hike the Sentier Nature into the Creux Saint-Jean!


address: Montée du Calvaire, 74120, Megève
Médiathèque & Le Palais (Megève)

There are regular 🖼 temporary exhibitions at the médiathèque and at Le Palais; currently you’ll find Un certain Robert Doisneau, until May 2023 – a retrospective of the humanist French photographer (1912-1994), one of the most famous of the 20th century : ” Réalisée à partir de tirages originaux issus de la collection de l’Atelier Robert Doisneau à Paris, l’exposition se compose de plus de 140 photographies noir et blanc et couleur, du début des années 1930 à la fin des années 1980. Une section entière est consacrée aux Alpes et au Megève des années 1930, au Tyrol et à Chamonix. Le parcours de visite fera redécouvrir le Paris des années 1940 aux années 1980, l’univers de l’enfance et des écoliers, des mondanités et célébrités – artistes, écrivains, comédiens… ainsi qu’un album personnel. Une exposition enrichie de planches contact, archives, magazines et de l’appareil Rolleiflex du photographe.

price: 6€;

Also at Le Palais until April 2023 : Micro-Folies Musée numérique – a virtual reality museum !

address: Le Palais247 route du Palais des Sports, 74120, Megève
© Megève Tourisme
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 . . .

There are also regular 📷 photo exhibitions around town, around the Calvaire and next to the Novotel !

In the centre of town, at La Vie d’Artiste (111 rue Saint François), you’ll find outdoor scultptures ;

La Vie d’Artistes © Le Journal de Megève

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

Mini-Golf d’Art Singulier ©

🎨 Une montagne d’inspiration: follow a parcours through Praz-sur-Arly, to see how artists have been inspired by this pretty mountain village:

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
« Grandeur Nature » photo exhibition (Parc de Loisirs du Pontet / Domaine Nordique

There is 📷 an outdoor photo exhibition in the Parc de Loisirs du Pontet (which becomes the Domaine Nordique come wintertime) . . .

Grandeur Nature © Les Contamines-Montjoie
« Nature au Sommet » in the Domaine Nordique ©

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