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Musée des Cristaux - Espace Tairraz

Savoie Mont Blanc's choice

Reorganized in 2021, the Crystal Museum presents a renewed scenography, dedicated to alpine mineralogy, from France, Europe and now the World! Come and discover exceptional collections by their quality, their diversity and their beauty.

Museum Musée des Cristaux - Espace Tairraz Chamonix-Mont-Blanc

About

Chamonix-Mont-Blanc (74400)
Unguided individual tours available permanently

The exhibition starts along the Alps with exceptional pieces from the Alpine massifs (France, Italy, Switzerland, Austria) and more particularly from the Mont-Blanc massif. It offers one of the most beautiful sets of pink-red fluorites, smoky quartz, axinites, siderites, epidotes... of international fame.
The exhibition continues around the world, starting from French mines and quarries, it takes you to the discovery of the most emblematic pieces of the five continents: azurites from Chessy-les-Mines, aquamarines from Pakistan, Peruvian pyrites, Congolese dioptases and Australian opals...

New : The Treasure
Gold, silver, copper... Sapphires, rubies, emeralds... Topazes, aquamarines, garnets... Noble metals, precious stones and gemstones, rough or cut, are waiting for you in the Treasure of the Crystal Museum

VISIT IN THE COMPANY OF A CRYSTAL MAKER !
During school vacations: guided tours on Thursdays at 2pm and 4pm
Come and discover the Crystal Museum with a crystal maker from the Club de Minéralogie de Chamonix.
Explore with him the mineralogical treasures of the Mont-Blanc massif and discover the world of crystal researchers.
Open to the public / Reservation required / Price: museum entrance fee

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    MUSEUM PASS € 12: Unlimited entry for 1 year for all museums in the Chamonix-Mont-Blanc valley network
    For sale in the museums of the valley: to purchase the pass, take your ViaCham and a photo with you.

    Prices

    Full price: 7 €
    Reduced price: 5 € (65+, guest card holders, resident, seasonal worker, large family, student, disabled, job seeker)
    Group adults: 5 € (On booking only)
    Group children: 2.50 € (On booking only).

    Free entry for children < 18 years.
    Group rate available for > 10 people.

    MUSEUM PASS € 12: Unlimited entry for 1 year for all museums in the Chamonix-Mont-Blanc valley network
    For sale in the museums of the valley: to purchase the pass, take your ViaCham and a photo with you.

    Methods of payment accepted : Cash, Check, Bank/credit card

    Reception

    Open to children
    Languages spoken : English, French
    Languages of documentation : French
    Languages visits : French

    Opening

    From 02/07 to 31/08/2022
    Opening hours daily between 10 am and 1 pm and between 2 pm and 6 pm.

    From 01/09 to 21/10/2022
    Opening hours daily between 2 pm and 6 pm.

    From 22/10 to 06/11/2022
    Opening hours daily between 10 am and 12 pm and between 2 pm and 6 pm.

    From 07/11 to 16/12/2022
    Opening hours daily between 2 pm and 6 pm.

    From 17/12/2022 to 02/01/2023
    Opening hours daily between 10 am and 12 pm and between 2 pm and 6 pm.
    Closed exceptionally on bank holidays.

    Labels and rating

    Municipal museum

    Equipments
    • Air conditioning
    • Toilets
    • Covered car park
    • Pay car park
    • Car park
    Activities
    • Temporary exhibition
    • Permanent exhibition

    Access

    615 allée du Recteur Payot Parvis du parking Saint-Michel 74400 Chamonix-Mont-Blanc

    Closest bus stop : Chamonix Centre
    Mulet Stop : Casino
    Closest train stop : Train station Chamonix Centre
    Closest parking : Saint Michel

    More informations

    Information update on 04/07/2022 by Office de Tourisme de la Vallée de Chamonix-Mont-Blanc