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La Chartreuse d'Aillon Heritage Centre

Historic patrimony - Religious heritage - Charterhouse

Come and explore a remarkable building and discover the identity of the Bauges mountains! Learn all about this area classified a Regional Nature Park and labelled a UNESCO Global Geopark, through testimonials, videos and scale models.
The Maison du Patrimoine du Parc, inside the restored ruins of a 12th-century monastery, will reveal the fascinating history of the Bauges and the identity of the mountains today. Either with an audio guide adapted for famililes or accompanied by a Savoie Mont Blanc Heritage Guide, you can learn about the history of the ancient monastery of the Bauges Mountains, local history and the symbolic activities of the local area.

Exploration of an untouched land and its heritage sites.
The tour with an audio guide will take you on a journey from ancient times to today, to understand the symbolic economic activities, rural life, architecture and the history of the land.

Learn about the history of the monastery
A part of the tour, including a section outdoors will also take you on a discovery of the ruins of the former religious estate, today devoted to local heritage. You'll learn about life at the monastery between the 12th and 18th centuries, what it was like there and its contribution to the local economy.

Family tour "The Quest for the Chartreux Treasure"
This treasure hunt is a historic journey across the area, suitable for children from the age of 6, accompanied by an adult. The tour includes some surprising encounters, games and quizzes to help you find the treasure!
Fun and interactive tour using a digital tablet.

- Health pass required.
- Booking is recommended.
- Wearing a mask is compulsory.
Lieu-dit "Le Couvent"
Aillons-Margériaz 1000
73340, Aillon-le-Jeune
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facilities and services
  • •  Car park
  • •  Coach access
  • •  Coach parking
  • •  Educational visits
  • •  Exhibition space
  • •  Film room
  • •  Free car park
  • •  Guided tours
  • •  Picnic area
  • •  Shop
  • •  Toilets
  • •  Tourist brochures
  • •  Tourist information
  • •  Wi-fi
From 01/07 to 31/08/2021
Opening hours on Monday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday, Saturday and Sunday between 10 am and 1 pm and between 2 pm and 6.30 pm.
Closed on Tuesday.

From 01/09 to 30/09/2021 between 2 pm and 6 pm.
Closed on Tuesday.
  • •  Langue des visites : English - French
  • •  Unguided individual tours available permanently
  • •  Unguided group tours available permanently
  • •  Unguided group tours on request
  • •  Guided group tours on request
  • •  Average lenght of a Group Guided Tour: 90min
  • •  Average lenght of an individual guided tour: 60min
Mountain location
Plein tarif: 3.50 €
Tarif réduit: 2.50 €
Child (17 years): 2 €
Group adults: 2.50 €
Group children (17 years): 1.50 €.
Free entry for children < 7 years.
Group rate available for > 5 people.
means of payment
  • •  Bank/credit card
  • •  Cheque
  • •  Cash
  • •  Credit transfer
  • •  Pass’Région
  • •  English spoken
  • •  French spoken
  • •  Italian spoken
  • •  
  • •  Groups
  • •  Compulsory health pass
  • •  Minimum group 10 persons
  • •  Maximum group 35 persons
  • •  From 6 years old
Lieu-dit "Le Couvent"
Aillons-Margériaz 1000
73340, Aillon-le-Jeune
+ information
> Video

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