Maison du Salève is a lively, friendly place where you can explore the history and heritage of the Salève mountain through exhibitions, workshops, guided tours, discovery trails, lectures, and even birthday parties.

Museum Maison du Salève Présilly


Présilly (74160)
Animals not allowed
Unguided individual tours available permanently
Guided individual tours on request
Average duration of an individual visit : 02h00

Located in the countryside at Présilly, Maison du Salève offers unusual activities connected to its exhibitions, including guided tours, workshops, lectures and nature trails. Walks suitable for people of all ages start from the Maison, including the ‘In the footsteps of the Carthusians’ discovery trail, the pilgrim route to Santiago da Compostela, and the Chemin des Convers, which takes you to summit of the Salève.

The Maison du Salève’s eco-boutique features local artisans, food producers and writers.

We also offer in-depth visits:

- nature walk: explore the countryside around the Maison du Salève

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    Full price: 6 €
    Reduced price: 5 €
    Teenager (6-18 years): 3 €
    Child: 0 €
    Disabled: 3 €
    Group adults: 6.50 to 7 €.

    Free entry for children < 6 years, the drivers.
    Group rate available for > 10 people.

    Other prices on request.

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


    Open to children
    Animals not allowed
    Languages spoken : English, French
    Languages of documentation : French
    Languages visits : English, French
    Languages informatives signs : French

    Activities are also suitable for cyclists.
    There is a room outside the main building, which has water available, and which can accommodate 20 people. It is available during Maison du Salève’s opening hours.


    From February to June and September to December: Wednesday, Saturday and Sunday from 2pm to 6pm.
    July and August: Tuesday to Sunday 10am - 6pm.
    Zone A school holidays: Tuesday to Sunday 2pm - 6pm.
    Closed in January, 1 May, first Sunday in September and 25 December.
    Group visits can be booked on any day (except Monday and Sunday afternoon and during January closing).

    • Coach access
    • Shop
    • Set down on-site for groups
    • Permanent entertainments organiser
    • Tourist brochures
    • Parking nearby
    • Coach parking
    • Covered picnic area
    • Car park
    • Picnic area
    • Play area
    • Exhibition space
    • Lift
    • Toilets
    • Handicrafts workshops
    • Temporary exhibition
    • Activity
    • Children's entertainment


    775 route de Mikerne 74160 Présilly

    Car and bus parking required 100m before the house

    Disabled parking in front of the Maison

    From Geneva
    A41 exit St Julien en Genevois then follow the RD 1201, direction Cruseilles
    Lisha bus route 272: Geneva - Maison du Salève (Pomier stop) - Annecy,

    From Annecy
    A41 exit Cruseilles then follow signs for St-Julien-en-Genevois on the RD 1201.
    Lihsa bus route 272: Annecy - Maison du Salève (Pomier stop) - Geneva,
    Get off at the "Chartreuse de Pomier" stop, then walk 1km to the Maison du Salève.

    • Mental disability
    • Accessible for wheelchairs with assistance
    • Even flooring with no obstacles
    • Minimum aisle width of 90 cm
    • Doors >=77 cm wide
    • Reception desk between 70-80 cm high
    • Height under table >= 70 cm width >= 77 cm
    • WC + grab handle + adequate space to move
    • Possibility of drop-off in front of the site
    • Incline >5% but reasonable
    • Visual alarm with flash light
    • Magnetic loop available at the reception
    • Reception staff sensitized to the reception of people with disabilities
    Motor Disability

    Staff are aware and one member of staff has been trained.

    Hearing Disability

    Some videos in the permanent exhibition are subtitled.

    Mental Disability

    Staff are aware and one member of staff has been trained.

    More informations

    Information update on 18/04/2024 by Office de Tourisme des Monts du Genevois