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Musée Alpin

  • 89 av. Michel Groz Map It
  • Chamonix

Published 06/25/2015

Fodor's 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, and mementos from every area of Alpine climbing lore.

Sight Information


89 av. Michel Groz, Chamonix, 74400, France

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Sight Details:

  • €5.50
  • Late Dec.–mid-May, Wed.–Mon. 2–6

Published 06/25/2015


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