The museums

Many museums welcome you in Haute Maurienne Vanoise.

Neutrino and Belle Epoque cafés

On the Modane side, you will discover the history of the town in a bistro atmosphere of the beginning of the 20th century at the Muséobar, you will see how dark matter and neutrino are tracked down at the CNRS underground laboratory, in the heart of the mountain, and you will know everything about the Lyon-Turin tunnel currently being dug 500 meters under the town. In the summer, you can also discover the history of the first railway tunnel and even explore a former fort of the Maginot line of the Alps.

Archaeology and fortifications

In Aussois, you can discover the trades of yesteryear and the traditional life in the villages at theArche d'Oé. On the Val Cenis side, discover the history of Mont-Cenis at the Pyramid museum and observe the results of the excavations of the Balmes cave at the Archaeology museum. In summer, take advantage of your stay to visit the forts of Esseillon, notably the Marie-Thérèse Redoubt which houses a heritage interpretation center, and the other fortifications of the Maginot Line of the Alps which recall the sometimes turbulent history of Haute Maurienne Vanoise.

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