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Muséobar - Border museum

Museum at Modane

  • The festive atmosphere of a mountain border town at the time of the attachment of Savoy to France and the drilling of the first railway tunnel, the sound of mechanical pianos.

  • Savoy became French in 1860, and at the end of the tunnel between France and Italy, pierced in 1871, Modane becomes a new French frontier town, as well as an international station of prime importance.
    Forests are built and garrisons are set up to monitor the border. Customs and railwaymen, French and Italian work and live in Modane. The city resonates French and Italian voices, melodies of basemouth pianos crank, whistles of steam trains, Parisian singers who come to perform in local...
    Savoy became French in 1860, and at the end of the tunnel between France and Italy, pierced in 1871, Modane becomes a new French frontier town, as well as an international station of prime importance.
    Forests are built and garrisons are set up to monitor the border. Customs and railwaymen, French and Italian work and live in Modane. The city resonates French and Italian voices, melodies of basemouth pianos crank, whistles of steam trains, Parisian singers who come to perform in local cabarets ...
    A visit to the cross-border meeting through videos, audio testimonies, photos, music, dances ...
    An original museum that tells a moving past in a setting with shimmering colors.
    Written translations of the visit in: English, German, Italian, Dutch, Spanish and Polish.
  • Environment

    • In town
  • Spoken languages

    • English
Services
  • Services

    • Guided visits (groups only)
    • Self-guided visits
Rates

Payment methods

  • Cheque
  • Cash
  • From August 31, 2020 to December 31, 2020
  • From January 1, 2021 to April 17, 2021
  • Reduce rate

    • Annual

    2 €
  • Reduce rate

    • Annual

    2 €
Openings
  • From May 14, 2020
    until June 30, 2020
  • From July 1, 2020
    until August 30, 2020
  • From August 31, 2020
    until November 8, 2020
  • From December 19, 2020
    until April 17, 2021
  • Monday
    Closed
    -
  • Tuesday
    3:00 PM - 7:00 PM
  • Wednesday
    3:00 PM - 7:00 PM
  • Thursday
    10:00 AM - 12:00 PM
    3:00 PM - 7:00 PM
  • Friday
    10:00 AM - 12:00 PM
    3:00 PM - 7:00 PM
  • Saturday
    10:00 AM - 12:00 PM
    3:00 PM - 7:00 PM
  • Sunday
    Closed
    -
  • Monday
    Closed
    -
  • Tuesday
    10:00 AM - 12:00 PM
    3:00 PM - 7:00 PM
  • Wednesday
    10:00 AM - 12:00 PM
    3:00 PM - 7:00 PM
  • Thursday
    10:00 AM - 12:00 PM
    3:00 PM - 7:00 PM
  • Friday
    10:00 AM - 12:00 PM
    3:00 PM - 7:00 PM
  • Saturday
    10:00 AM - 12:00 PM
    3:00 PM - 7:00 PM
  • Sunday
    Closed
    -
  • Morning on reservation (10-12h) per 1 hour period for people preferring to visit the museum in isolation. Afternoon open to everyone (3 to 7 p.m.) in groups of 12 people (3 families).
  • Monday
    Closed
    -
  • Tuesday
    3:00 PM - 7:00 PM
  • Wednesday
    3:00 PM - 7:00 PM
  • Thursday
    3:00 PM - 7:00 PM
  • Friday
    3:00 PM - 7:00 PM
  • Saturday
    3:00 PM - 7:00 PM
  • Sunday
    Closed
    -
  • Sur réservation les matinées de 10h à 12h.
  • Monday
    Closed
    -
  • Tuesday
    3:00 PM - 7:00 PM
  • Wednesday
    3:00 PM - 7:00 PM
  • Thursday
    10:00 AM - 12:00 PM
    3:00 PM - 7:00 PM
  • Friday
    10:00 AM - 12:00 PM
    3:00 PM - 7:00 PM
  • Saturday
    10:00 AM - 12:00 PM
    3:00 PM - 7:00 PM
  • Sunday
    Closed
    -
Schedules
On the spot