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.

About : 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".


Visit and afternoon tea every Thursday during school holidays in July and August.

Covid-19 special services

Pass sanitaire -
→ According to French government measures, a health certificate (based on vaccine status, previous infections or negative tests) will be required
Wearing a mask remains compulsory.

En bref

English - French

Car park

Accessible in autonomy


  • Lift
  • Toilets
  • Parking



  • 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


  • 10 personne(s) 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


children accompanied by an adult

disabled people


Full price: 3 €
Child: 0 €
Group adults: 2.50 €.

Free entry for children < 18 years, Job-seeker, children accompanied by an adult, disabled people.
Group rate available for > 10 people.

Means of payment

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

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