House of Memory and Heritage in Chamonix

Last Updated: 
Thu, 04 Jun 2020

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
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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 and rates

Open from Thursday to Sunday from 2 p.m. to 6 p.m.

School vacation :
From Thursday to Sunday 10pm-12(noon) / 2pm-6pm

July August :
Thursday to Sunday 10pm-1pm / 2pm-6pm

Closed to the public on Mondays, Tuesdays and Wednesdays
(days reserved for researchers and school events).

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


Adult: €4
Children: Free (up to 18 years)
Concessions: students, 65+, unemployed, cards, guests, residents: €3
Groups from 10 persons: Adult €3 - Child 2,30 € - Driver and accompanying persons free entrance

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.



Travel through the photographic and tourist history of Chamonix from the middle of the 19th century to today, through the great sites that have made it famous.

Discover how photography has helped shape the image of this exceptional territory, thanks to old views of Bisson, Couttet, Tairraz but also those of contemporary photographers such as Alex Buisse, Mario Colonel, Eric Courcier, Arthur Ghilini, Quentin Iglésis, Bruno Magnien and Pascal Tournaire.


Maison de la Mémoire et du Patrimoine

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