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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.

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    The most important portrait must be that of the town that the museum presents: Modane. A town that experienced historic times between the 19th and 20th centuries, a time when a mountain hamlet found itself at the heart of European history.


    Reduced price: 2 € (on Saturday)
    Adult: 4.50 €
    Child (7-17 years): 3 €.

    Free entry for children < 7 years.
    Group rate available for > 4 people.

    Group and family rates (from 4 people): 2 €.

    Methods of payment accepted : Check, Cash


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

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


    From 23/12 to 20/04
    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.
    Closed exceptionally on January 1st, Easter Monday and December 25th.

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    Municipal museum


    42 rue de la République 73500 Modane

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    Information update on 06/06/2024 by Haute Maurienne Vanoise Tourisme