Museum ” mountaineering Memory”

Located in the centre of Saint-Christophe, just a stone's throw from the moving cemetery where the famous mountain guides from La Bérarde and the Vénéon are buried, the Museum is a must-see for all mountain lovers.

Descriptif Museum ” mountaineering Memory”

In this high perched - and, some would say, somewhat remote - village, the museum focuses on the core subject of high-mountains. A 400m² exhibition area located in the heart of the mountains depicts the history of Alpine mountaineering, together with the strong emotions of this sport, synonymous with adventure and liberty.
Explore this high-altitude world via the adventures of the pioneering mountaineers and the early guides, such as Gaspard, the very first person to climb the Meije. Climb up onto these renowned peaks alongside the very first women mountaineers. Lastly, the temporary exhibition takes you on a trip inside the ice.
LABEL : The museum is a member of the "Route des Savoir-Faire de l'Oisans".


  • Museum
  • Bad weather alternative

Classification & labels

  • History
  • Famous people
  • Municipal museum


  • Lift
  • Toilets
  • Parking


Languages spoken

  • English
  • French



  • Language of the tour: English, French
  • Unguided individual tours available permanently
  • Unguided group tours available permanently
  • 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 self-propelled wheelchairs


  • 10 people minimum


From 01/06 to 30/09, daily.
June and september: 10am - 12.30pm / 2pm - 6pm.
July and august: 9.30am - 12.30pm / 2.30pm - 6pm.

Open during the french School holidays autumn, winter and spring :
From Sunday to Friday from 2pm to 5pm.
Closed saturday & Christmas holidays

For the remainder of the year :
By appointment


Price Min. Max.
Full price (from 01/01/2020 to 31/12/2020) €3
Group adults (from 01/01/2020 to 31/12/2020) €0 €2,50

children accompanied by an adult

disabled people


Means of payment

  • Bank/credit card
  • Cheque
  • Chèques Vacances
  • Cash

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