House of Memory and Heritage in Chamonix

 
Last Updated: 
Wed, 15 Sep 2021

The House of Memory and Heritage is intended to allow everyone to become familiar with the heritage of Chamonix Valley.

Inaugurated in 1828, the building that was at the time called the "House of the Sisters," and was built to host a girls' school run by two sisters from the Charity of La Roche-sur-Foron. The school was closed in 1831.

Maison du Patrimoine
Maison du Patrimoine
Chamonix Town and Mont Blanc
Annual Museum Pass
Exhibition 2021

In the early twentieth century, Denise Weaver Eugenie inherited the house. She married Anselme Baud Claudius. It was at this time that the building takes the name of its owner and becomes the "Baud House." Their only daughter Marcelle, Sister Mary Charity donated the house to her congregation (the Sisters of Charity of La Roche-sur-Foron) in 1971.

The town of Chamonix-Mont-Blanc acquired the Baud House in 2002. In 2006, a fire destroyed the house and part of the rue des Moulins. The chosen solution was an almost complete reconstruction of the building, preserving only the exterior walls. It has a characteristic regional architecture marked by a simple massing, with a classic three-sided roof forming a very significant roof overhang on the side next to rue des Moulins.

The renovation was decided by the Municipal Council in 2006 which, however, does not act on the final allocation of interior spaces. From 2009 and until the summer of 2010, the Committee on Culture reflected the allocation of a new assignment for the Baud House. It plans the realization of a House of Memory and Heritage.

This house is a place of:

  • conservation of oral and photographic archives collected from the city.
  • consultation and research: a documentary resource center available for all.
  • valuation of interpretive exhibits and cultural activities​.

A participatory project:

This House can not live without your contribution and active participation. If you have any documents that may enrich our exhibitions, do not hesitate to contact us.

Opening times

From 1 September to 22 October 2021: 

Opening hours on Thursday, Friday, Saturday and Sunday from 2 p.m  6 p.m.

From 23 October to 7 November 2021:

Opening hours on Thursday, Friday, Saturday and Sunday from 10 a.m to 12 and between 2 p.m and 6 p.m.

Closed on 1st January, 1st May 1 and 25 December.

During your visit, please respect health recommendations:

  • Health Pass mandatory
  • hand washing at the entrance
  • wear a mask (from 6 years old)
  • respect the safety distances in the rooms

Rates

Adult: €4
Children: Free (up to 18 years)
Concessions: students, 65+, unemployed, cards, guests, residents: €3

Annual Museum Pass: €12

You can buy an annual museum pass for all the museums (Espace Tarraiz, Alpine Museum, Maison de la Memoire du Patrimoine in Chamonix, Montagnard Museum in Les Houches, Maison du Lieutenant in Servoz and Maison de Barberine in Vallorcine) which allows you unlimited access for 1 year.

For sale at the entrance of the museums; bring your ViaCham card and an ID photo.

EUROPEAN HERITAGE DAYS 2021

SATURDAY 18 AND SUNDAY 19 SEPTEMBER 2021

Visit the exhibition La Compagnie des Guides de Chamonix: a story of adaptation, free access from 10 a.m. to 12 p.m. and from 2 p.m. to 6 p.m.

Discover the schedule below:

Saturday, guided tour from 11 a.m. to 12 p.m. 

GUIDES, A TRADE

For 200 years, the Compagnie des Guides has continued to adapt to political, social, tourist or climatic hazards ... Accompanied by a ... cultural guide, set out to conquer the exhibition.

From 10 years old / On reservation (limited places)

Saturday, meeting from 6 p.m. to 7:30 p.m.

THE COMPANY OF GUIDES AND ALPINISM

Come and meet members of the Compagnie des Guides de Chamonix and chat with them to discover the exhibition dedicated to them in a different way.

From 15 years old / On reservation (limited places) Sunday, guided tour from 11 a.m. to 12 p.m.

CHAMONIX, LAND OF GUIDES

During your visit, discover the fate of Chamonix, a territory for learning the profession of guide.

From 10 years old / On reservation (limited places)

Saturday and Sunday, independently during opening hours:

IN SEARCH OF LOST GUIDES

Using clues, browse the rooms and find the guides presented in the exhibition.

From 7 years old / On request at reception

Info and reservations (the day before 5 p.m.): +33 4 50 54 78 55

Contact

Maison de la Memoire et du Patrimoine
90 rue des Moulins
Tel : +33 4 50 54 78 55