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Muséobar - Border museum

The festive atmosphere of a mountain border town at the time of the attachment of Savoy to France and the drilling of the first railway tunnel, the sound of mechanical pianos.

Museum Muséobar - Border museum Modane


Modane (73500)
Unguided individual tours available permanently

Savoy became French in 1860, and at the end of the tunnel between France and Italy, pierced in 1871, Modane becomes a new French frontier town, as well as an international station of prime importance.
Forests are built and garrisons are set up to monitor the border. Customs and railwaymen, French and Italian work and live in Modane. The city resonates French and Italian voices, melodies of basemouth pianos crank, whistles of steam trains, Parisian singers who come to perform in local cabarets ...
A visit to the cross-border meeting through videos, audio testimonies, photos, music, dances ...
An original museum that tells a moving past in a setting with shimmering colors.
Written translations of the visit in: English, German, Italian, Dutch, Spanish and Polish.
Wearing a mask is compulsory from 11 years old, access redesigned for a secure visit, arrowed route indicating the direction of the visit, Plexiglas protection at the reception, hydroalcoholic gel, part of the furniture has been removed to limit contact, helmets for videos replaced by speakers.

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    Reduced price: 2 €
    Adult: 4.50 €
    Child: 3 €.

    Free entry for children < 7 years.

    Methods of payment accepted : Cash, Check


    Languages spoken : English, French
    Languages of documentation : English, German, Spanish, Italian, Dutch, Polish
    Languages visits : French

    People with visual impairments can listen to many sound testimonies, mechanical piano tactile visit.


    From 09/05 to 06/11
    Opening hours on Tuesday and Wednesday between 3 pm and 7 pm. On Thursday, Friday and Saturday between 10 am and 12 pm and between 3 pm and 7 pm.
    Closed Monday and Sunday.

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    Municipal museum


    42 rue de la République 73500 Modane
    Station district
    Bus station under 300 m

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    Information update on 19/05/2022 by Haute Maurienne Vanoise Tourisme