Espace Tairraz in Chamonix - Crystal Museum

Last Updated: 
Thu, 06 Jan 2022

The "Espace Tairraz" is an exhibition hall in Chamonix, that was completely remodelled in 2011. It is a modern space, half-buried in a concrete bunker, that hosts the Crystal Museum and numerous exhibitions that rotate over the course of a year.

Renovated in 2021, the Crystal Museum has a new presentation displaying the mineralogy of the Alps, France, Europe and now the world.

The Crystal Museum offers you a voyage through the mineralogy of the world!


The Crystal Museum at Espace Tairraz Access Map Copyright @ Espace Tairraz
Annual Museum Pass

One of the finest collections of minerals

Today one of the 10 most important French mineralogy museums open to the public, the Crystal Museum exhibits the mineralogy collections of the Alpine Museum and the Mineralogy Club of Chamonix-Mont-Blanc and the Northern Alps.

The museum is located at the foot of the Mont-Blanc massif, visited every summer by crystal collectors, with whom it maintains a strong relationship.

The exhibition route starts in Chamonix to lead the visitor to the discovery of all the mineralogy of the world.

The dark scenography in the rooms, brings out all the brilliance of the pieces exhibited in the window.

Nearly 1900 crystals on display in a 700 m² space. 

New 2021: The "Treasure", where gems, cut stones and native metals (gold, silver, copper) will be exposed.

Come and discover collections of exceptional quality, diversity and beauty !

Time of visit: 1 hour 30 min.

Opening times

Reopening on Sunday 19 December 2021: 10 a.m. - 12 noon / 2 p.m. - 6 p.m.

Open every day :

Outside school holidays : 2 p.m. - 6 p.m.
School holidays: 10 a.m. - 12 noon / 2 p.m. - 6 p.m.
July and August: 10 a.m. - 12 noon / 2 p.m. - 6 p.m.
Closed on 1st January, 1st May and 25 December

During your visit please respect health precautions:

  • the EU Digital COVID Certificate is mandatory from 12 years old;
  • washing your hands at the entrance is mandatory;
  • wearing a mask is mandatory from 6 years old;
  • maintain a safety distance with others.


Adult: € 7
Reduced: € 5 +65 years / Cards: guest, resident, locals, seasonal, large family, student, PMR - PSH, job seeker
Free under 18 (except group)
Group (min 10 people) adult € 5 / child € 2.50
Museums Pass: € 12 unlimited entry for 1 year for all museums in the Chamonix-Mont-Blanc valley network


615 allée du Recteur Payot,
74400 Chamonix-Mont-Blanc
Tel: +33 4 50 55 53 93