Fodor's Expert Review Musée Alpin

Chamonix–Mont-Blanc Other Museum

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.

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89 av. Michel Groz
Chamonix-Mont-Blanc, Auvergne-Rhône-Alpes  74400, France


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Rate Includes: €6, Closed Tues. in Apr.

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