Val Cenis Sollières' museum of archaeology

Archeological museum of Val Cenis Sollières Sardières

Val Cenis Sollières' museum of archaeology

The first farmers and cattle breeders of the Neolithic settled in the Balmes cave overlooking Val Cenis Sollières in Haute Mauirienne some 5 600 years ago. The museum exhibits the collection of the daily life artefacts of these first moutains dwellers

The site is a reference in alpine archeology because it has brought many elements of understanding of the occupation of the high alpine valleys by the populations of the Neolithic. The objects and craft products exhibited in the museum immerse the visitor in the daily life of these mountaineers who had relations with their environment that went well beyond simple subsistence.


From 14/06 to 27/06 between 2 pm and 6 pm.
Closed Saturday and Sunday.
Mon - Fri
2:00 pm - 6:00 pm.

From 28/06 to 29/08
Opening hours on Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday and Saturday between 9 am and 12 pm and between 2 pm and 6.30 pm. On Sunday between 9.30 am and 12 pm and between 3 pm and 6.30 pm.

From 30/08 to 17/09 between 2 pm and 6 pm.
Closed Saturday and Sunday.


  • Bank/credit card
  • Cheque
  • Chèques Vacances
  • Cash


__Equipements :

  • Public WC
  • Exhibition space
  • Car park
  • Parking
  • Coach parking

__Services :

  • Guided individual tours
  • Unguided group tours
  • Guided group tours
  • Educational visits
  • Themed tour
  • Shop
  • Permanent entertainments organiser
  • Wi-fi
  • Tourist routes
  • Guided tours
  • Unguided individual tours
  • Ticketing in number

__Animaux acceptés : No

__Animaux acceptés avec supplément : __Non communiqué

__Langues parlées :

  • English
  • French

__Tourisme adapté :

  • Mental disability
  • Accessible for wheelchairs with assistance
  • Reserved space 330 cm wide < 20 m from the site
  • Even flooring with no obstacles
  • Absence of slope > 5%
  • Absence of steps
  • WC + grab handle + adequate space to move
  • Plugs, household appliances <=130 cm
  • Possibility of drop-off in front of the site
  • Heavy door

__Nb pers. pouvant être accueillies simultanément en fauteuil roulant : 3