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Le Musee Alpin

Address: 89 avenue Michel Croz | La résidence, 74400 Chamonix, France
Phone Number: 04 50 53 25 93, 04 50 53 96 14
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Ranked #20 of 21 Attractions in Chamonix
Type: Museums
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8 reviews 8 reviews
6 attraction reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed October 7, 2014 via mobile

The alpine museum is situated not far from the clock tower in the town. It is a very small museum and is made of two floors. The first floor mainly consists of japanese flower paintings and the ground floor has some displays pf equipment. Very few explanations of the displays are in english so i found it difficult to understand.... More 

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Brunswick, Maine
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5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed September 16, 2014

It has its high points, such as the information on Mt Blanc. There is also some good information on early catastrophes in local mountaineering. But as a museum, I would have expected more. I am not a mountaineer, but I hike and climb and camp. I have read a lot of the mountaineering classics about European and Himalayan climbing. This... More 

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Gaillard, France
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22 attraction reviews
30 helpful votes 30 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed September 2, 2014

For the price, it's fun and cheesy.... you usually get a ticket that does the Alpine museum, the Crystal museum and the Glacial museum. They're all next to each other basically (give or take 200m...). The glacial museum is really informative, the Alpine is well... as much as you would expect in a ski town! :)

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28 reviews 28 reviews
10 attraction reviews
54 helpful votes 54 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed December 31, 2013

It's such a shame the opportunity to fill the place with objects that befit a museum and relate to the famous area has been so sadly neglected. Granted, there are some ice axes of old and a few sleighs that were built to last, and other early inanimate items, but the fact you cannot even take photographs of anything within... More 

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67 reviews 67 reviews
7 attraction reviews
56 helpful votes 56 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed June 29, 2013 via mobile

We visited on a wet and windy Saturday in June. Slightly over-priced at 5 euros each and the exhibits are a little weak and not that interesting. Loved the old marketing photos though and what made it just about worth the effort and cost was the Loppe paintings - very atmospheric and a great selection of Alpine paintings. Visit the... More 

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113 reviews 113 reviews
44 attraction reviews
86 helpful votes 86 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 5, 2013

Charming small local museum....really interesting histories of the women and men who first climbed Mont Blanc in the late 18th c..... part of the museum is given over to so-so oil paintings...but it's worth a visit.

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Sittingbourne, United Kingdom
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14 helpful votes 14 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 11, 2012

I don't speak fluent French and could not understand most of what was written in the museum. We used the pictures as our guide but did not spend too long there as we couldn't read everything as it is all in French. My fault for not learning another language.

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