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The Val d'Histoire Museum

At the foot of the mythical Face de Bellevarde, discover the history of Val d'Isère. From the founders to the Olympic champions, from the agropastoral culture to the international ski resort, meet the people of Val d'Isère who have shaped their village. Come and discover the evolution of the valley through themes such as the traditional habitat, the environment, the birth of skiing and the resort. How, with the rhythm of the seasons, a few pioneers took advantage of a setting that was as dangerous as it was fertile?

Interactive and fun, texts in French and English, free entrance... don't miss it, the museum is worth the detour!

Address : Maison de Val - 320 rue de la Face 73150 Val d'Isère

Read the interview " Val d'Histoire: a new museum for Val d'Isère "


Exhibitions

Throughout the year, temporary exhibitions are held at the Maison de Val:

 

  • Heritage hotels - from 18/12/21 to 01/05/22

From the cold showers of the Moris Hotel to the 5-star spas of the 21st century, Val d'Isère has seen hundreds of hotel establishments of varying sizes and shapes. A hotel tradition in place for over a century and the work of entrepreneurial families. Come and discover a resort nestled in an environment with radical constraints that have given rise to a real architectural laboratory!

Free guided tours of the exhibition are organised on Mondays 20 and 27 December and Fridays 11, 18 and 25 February, 4 March, 15 and 29 April.
Duration: 1 hour.
Meet at the Maison de Val at 10am.
Registration required at the Tourist Office until 6pm the day before.

 

In season, take part in our guided heritage tours:

 

  • The Daille

Discover La Daille and the history of integrated resorts. How did urban planners and architects design winter sports resorts at the dawn of the Plan Neige? Learn how to decode these buildings from the second half of the 20th century that leave no one indifferent.

Visits on Thursdays 23 and 30 December, 6 and 27 January, 10, 17 and 24 February, 3, 17 and 31 March, 14, 21 and 28 April
Duration: 1 hour
Meeting point at the bus stop of La Daille at 10 am

Prices: 6 € for adults / 3 € for children from 5 to 14 years old
Compulsory registration at the Tourist Office until 6pm the day before

  • Architecture in the mountains

Discover the buildings that have shaped the history of Val d'Isère. Learn to decode the principles of mountain architecture by questioning the meaning of the buildings around you. From traditional architecture to the integrated resort of La Daille, Val d'Isère has experienced incredible urban growth in the space of a century.

Visits on Thursdays 20 January, 10 March and 7 April
Duration: 1h15
Meet at the Maison de Val at 10am

Prices: 6 € for adults / 3 € for children from 5 to 14 years old
Compulsory registration at the Tourist Office until 6pm the day before

 

For more information, contact the Archives and Heritage Department.

Information

Head of department

Manon KEMPINAIRE

Contact the department

+33 4 79 06 09 07
archives@valdisere.fr

The Val d'Histoire museum is open in winter:
Monday to Friday: 9am - 12pm and 2pm - 6pm
Sunday: 3pm - 6pm

It can also be opened on request.


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