La Chartreuse d’Aillon Heritage Centre

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Address

Lieu dit Le Couvent
Aillons-Margériaz 1000
73340 Aillon-le-Jeune
Locate on map

Once you reach Aillon-le-Jeune village, at the crossroads between the town hall and the church, turn left towards the resort.
Once in the Aillons-Margériaz 1000 resort, stay on the main road. At the roundabout, take the 2nd exit and continue along this main road until you reach the Chapelle de la Correrie on your right. Shortly after the chapel, on your left, take the small road that leads uphill.

There is a car park in front of the Chartreuse site. A dozen spaces are available all year round.

Phone

04 79 54 97 77

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Languages spoken

English, French

Themes

  • Folk art and traditions
  • Environment and nature

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Come and explore a remarkable building and discover the identity of the Bauges mountains! Learn all about this area classified a Regional Nature Park and labelled a UNESCO Global Geopark, through testimonials, videos and scale models.

The Maison du Patrimoine du Parc, inside the restored ruins of a 12th-century monastery, will reveal the fascinating history of the Bauges and the identity of the mountains today. Either with an audio guide adapted for famililes or accompanied by a Savoie Mont Blanc Heritage Guide, you can learn about the history of the ancient monastery of the Bauges Mountains, local history and the symbolic activities of the local area.

Exploration of an untouched land and its heritage sites.
The tour with an audio guide will take you on a journey from ancient times to today, to understand the symbolic economic activities, rural life, architecture and the history of the land.

Learn about the history of the monastery
A part of the tour, including a section outdoors will also take you on a discovery of the ruins of the former religious estate, today devoted to local heritage. You'll learn about life at the monastery between the 12th and 18th centuries, what it was like there and its contribution to the local economy.

Family tour "The Quest for the Chartreux Treasure"
This treasure hunt is a historic journey across the area, suitable for children from the age of 6, accompanied by an adult. The tour includes some surprising encounters, games and quizzes to help you find the treasure!
Fun and interactive tour using a digital tablet.

- Health pass required.
- Booking is recommended.

Type of cultural heritage:

Interpretation Centre

Noteworthy:

Geosites

Opening

From 08/03 to 31/05/2024, every Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday and Friday.

From 01/06 to 30/06/2024
Opening hours on Monday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday, Saturday and Sunday between 2 pm and 6 pm.
Closed on Tuesday.

From 01/07 to 31/08/2024
Opening hours on Monday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday, Saturday and Sunday between 10 am and 1 pm and between 2 pm and 6 pm.
Closed on Tuesday.

Additional information

Good to know:

On site: shop selling local produce, crafts, books, children's items, postcards, maps and guidebooks.
Fresh local drinks and coffee are also available.

Equipment(s):

Toilets
Exhibition space
Car park
Film room
Coach parking
Free car park

Service(s):

Educational visits
Coach access
Shop
Set down on-site for groups
Wi-fi
Tourist brochures
Tourist information
Guided tours

Activity(ies):

Activity
Children's entertainment
Concert
Temporary exhibition
Entertainment evenings
Shows
Handicrafts workshops

Rates

Reduced price: 2.50 €
Adult: 3.50 €
Child (7-17 years): 2 €.

Free entry for children < 7 years, accompanying guides, the drivers.
Group rate available for > 10 people.

Payment methods

Bank/credit card
Check
Cash
Credit transfer
Pass’Région

Multimedia

File:

Programme 2024 © Chartreuse d'Aillon

Meeting room hire

Space suitable for services such as:
Concert/events
Seminar/meeting

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