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Guided tour of the Museum of Archaeology

Cultural, Archaeology in Val-Cenis
  • With your guide, become the witnesses to the daily life, the very rich culture and the cultural influences of these first mountain dwelers who had relationships with their environment that went well beyond simple subsistence.

  • 5.600 years ago, the first farmer-breeders settled in the Balmes cave which dominates Val Cenis Sollières Sardières in Haute Maurienne Vanoise. Handicrafts immerse visitors in the daily life of these first mountain dwellers. During 3,000 years of occupation of the site, we realize that these men had relationships with their environment that went well beyond simple subsistence. Cultural influences from Switzerland, the Mediterranean coast and even northern Italy show that 5,000 years ago,...
    5.600 years ago, the first farmer-breeders settled in the Balmes cave which dominates Val Cenis Sollières Sardières in Haute Maurienne Vanoise. Handicrafts immerse visitors in the daily life of these first mountain dwellers. During 3,000 years of occupation of the site, we realize that these men had relationships with their environment that went well beyond simple subsistence. Cultural influences from Switzerland, the Mediterranean coast and even northern Italy show that 5,000 years ago, people already frequented the mountains.
    Booking at the Tourist Office or at the museum
  • Environment
    • In the town centre
  • Spoken languages
    • English
    • French
Services
  • Accessibility
    • Mentally impaired
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    • Reserved space 330 cm wide < 20 m from the site
    • Vertical signage of parking spaces
    • Even flooring with no obstacles
    • Absence of slope > 5%
    • Site, building totally accessible
  • Services
    • No pets allowed
Rates
Payment methods
  • Credit card
  • Cheque
  • Holiday cheques
  • Cash
  • Rates
    Adult: 5.8 €, Child: 3.7 €, Family: 12 € (1 adult + 2 children).
    Additional adult: 5.30 €.
    Additional child: 3.20 €.
Schedules
  • From June 13, 2022
    until August 8, 2022
  • From August 15, 2022
    until September 18, 2022
  • From October 10, 2022
    until December 4, 2022
  • From December 5, 2022
    until May 7, 2023
  • Monday
    2:00 PM - 3:30 PM
  • Monday
    10:30 AM - 12:00 PM
  • Monday
    10:30 AM - 12:00 PM
  • Tuesday
    2:00 PM - 3:30 PM
  • Outside school holidays: by appointment