• Cultural

Guided tour of Salvagny

The hamlet of Salvagny in Sixt-Fer-à-Cheval is still very authentic.
During the walk through this charming hamlet, you will discover typical granaries, carved basins and very-well preserved farms.

Cultural Guided tour of Salvagny Sixt-Fer-à-Cheval


On Saturday 08 July 2023 from 17:00:00 in 19:00:00
Sixt-Fer-à-Cheval (74740)
Animals not allowed

To go and see the traditional mountain accomodations is to discover the natural realities of this environment but also to understand the social and economic history of Savoie and Haute Savoie. There are as many different characters and traditional architectures of chalets as there are regions of habitation, layouts and uses as there are ways of living. Stone found in quarries and wood were the main materials used in the construction of houses. Today some of these old farmhouses still exist, but the evolution of agriculture requires their extension and modernisation. The inhabitants of the cities now come to the mountains to live here or for holidays.
In Savoie and Haute-Savoie, the architecture can change from one valley to another. There are two explanations to this: in the past, because of the isolation, people looked for solutions that could solve their problems in a very local way in the case of simple problems. So if someone came up with something viable, everyone else would do the same. Then they used the materials they could find close to home. It goes without saying that in the past, transporting materials even from one valley to another was an unnecessary expense in terms of time, money and energy. However, the same materials are often used: stone and wood, because in the end, they had to face the same problems that is the cold and isolation for 4 to 5 months during the year. Traditional houses are in fact large volumes that can exceed 500 m2. It should be noted that, in the past, houses were used for families, all generations, but also animals and hay.

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    Adult: 8 €, Child: 6 € (From 12 to 18 years old).

    Free entry for children < 12 years.

    Number of participants : 5 pers. Min. - 20 pers. Max.
    Methods of payment accepted : Bank/credit card, Check, Cash


    Animals not allowed
    Languages spoken : French

    Reservations are compulsory and made at the tourist office.


    From 08/07 to 15/09/2023
    Opening hours on Thursday between 2.30 pm and 4.30 pm.

    Cancelled in case of bad weather.


    Association des guides du patrimoine de Sixt


    Parking de Nant Sec Sixt-Fer-à-Cheval 74740 Sixt-Fer-à-Cheval
    Information update on 07/06/2023 by Haut-Giffre Tourisme