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We actually went out of our way to go to this museum and I was so happy we did. Though it was warm inside and ultimately did t stay for more than an hour, I absolutely loved the crystals on site! So many interestingly facts...More
The crystal museum is quite interesting as,beyond the regular explanation you could find in similar museums, you see crystals found in the Mont Blanc area.
There is also a stand where you can touch them (good for kids).
Nice idea if you want I spend...More
If crystals are your thing then this is must see. I would have given it five stars but unlike many places the crystal museum does not provide any translations in its descriptions.
Not the easiest to happen across. You take a path behind the church...More
The museum counts with the crystal exhibit and the Alpinisme exhibit - both are excellent
- the Espace Alpinisme tells the history of mountaineering through modern and exciting ways - historic videos and artefacts allied with the latest in augmented reality takes you to the...More
I love to visit crystal shops, small local museums, and such. I went to this local museum, thinking it might have a few things of interest, and I was bowled over by the quality of the local Mt Blanc gemstones I saw here. The VERY...More
The visit is a surprise even if your are not interested in rocks. A detailed description of the geology and origins of the rocks and minerals in the area gives those who go an in depth knowledge of it all.
There was also a historic...More
There wasn't very much to see apart from a lot of quartz. We went round it in less than 10 minutes but it was something to do after getting off the train. I think your time would be better going straight down to the ice...More
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Li L, Responsable réception at ESPACE TAIRRAZ - Crystal Museum & Espace Alpinisme, responded to this reviewResponded April 19, 2017
Vous deviez être au Montenvers pas au Musée des Cristaux derrière l'église de Chamonix ;)
Two great exhibitions in one. Huge display of truly stunning natural crystals combined with brilliant exhibition on the history of mountaineering in the area. The later was cleverly brought to life with top class photography, video footage and a range of hands-on exhibits.