Huez and Oisans Museum

Explore Huez and Oisans through the museum's collections.

Several historical periods are presented: from the medieval village of Brandes, passing through the history of the Oisans maquis and the transformation of the village of Huez and its pastures into an international tourist resort.

Located in the heart of the resort, the Huez and Oisans museum, a real open book on the history of men and their environment, traces the life of miners who, from the 12th to the 14th century , exploited a silver mine and established a permanent village at 1,800 meters above sea level (where the archaeological excavations of Brandes are located today). Throughout the museography, daily life in the Middle Ages in the Oisans massif is exposed to visitors ...
Continuing their journey, they discover the exhibition "The summer of 1944 in Oisans", facts of war and resistance which evokes the episode of the withdrawal of the hospital from the maquis de l'Oisans to Alpe d'Huez.
The exhibition “There will be sport”, meanwhile, retraces the transformation of the Huez mountain pastures into a tourist resort, with the arrival of the first skiers in 1936, the date of installation of the Éclose ski lift. , developed by Jean Pomagalski.
The development of the internationally renowned resort has continued since then, closely linked to sports, whether winter or summer, with the Tour de France, which was hosted for the first time in Alpe d'Huez in 1952.
Until the end of August 2020, find the temporary exhibition "L'Alpe d'Huez, land of bikes".

Minimum age: 5 years

Types

  • Museum
  • Famille Plus
  • Bad weather alternative

Classification & labels

  • History
  • Sciences and technology
  • Archeological
  • Musée de France

Facilities

  • Exhibition space
  • Media library

Services

  • Educational visits
  • Guided tours

Comforts

Languages spoken

  • English
  • Spanish
  • French

Services

Tours

  • Language of the tour: English, French
  • Unguided individual tours available permanently
  • Guided individual tours on request
  • Unguided group tours on request
  • Guided group tours on request
  • Average duration of the group tour: 60 minutes
  • Average duration of the individual tour: 60 minutes

Adapted tourism

  • Accessible for wheelchairs with assistance

Opening

From 04/07 to 06/09/2020
Opening hours daily between 10 am and 12 pm and between 2 pm and 7 pm.

Prices

Free of charge

Means of payment

  • Cheque
  • Cash

This service provider also offers

Saint Anne’s Day

Brandes Archaeological Site