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Musée Alpin Review

Chamonix was little more than a quiet mountain village until a group of Englishmen "discovered" the spot in 1741 and sang its praises far and wide. The town became forever tied to mountaineering when Horace de Saussure offered a reward for the first Mont Blanc ascent in 1760. Learn who took home the prize at the town's Musée Alpin, which documents the history of mountaineering; exhibits include handmade skis, early sleds, boots, skates, Alpine furniture, and geological curios and mementos from every area of Alpine climbing lore.

    Contact Information

  • Address: 89 av. Michel Groz, Chamonix, 74400 | Map It
  • Phone: 04–50–53–25–93
  • Cost: €5
  • Hours: Closed May 19-June 9 and Oct. 19-Dec. 23.
  • Location: Chamonix–Mont-Blanc
Updated: 02-24-2013

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