Musée des Cristaux - Espace Tairraz

in Chamonix-Mont-Blanc

Further information

Guided tours every Thursday afternoon from 2pm to 4pm on reservation and during school holidays only (with members of the Chamonix Mineralogy Club).

Reorganized in 2021, the Crystal Museum presents a renewed scenography, dedicated to alpine mineralogy, from France, Europe and now the World! Come and discover exceptional collections by their quality, their diversity and their beauty.

The exhibition starts along the Alps with exceptional pieces from the Alpine massifs (France, Italy, Switzerland, Austria) and more particularly from the Mont-Blanc massif. It offers one of the most beautiful sets of pink-red fluorites, smoky quartz, axinites, siderites, epidotes... of international fame.
The exhibition continues around the world, starting from French mines and quarries, it takes you to the discovery of the most emblematic pieces of the five continents: azurites from Chessy-les-Mines, aquamarines from Pakistan, Peruvian pyrites, Congolese dioptases and Australian opals...

New : The Treasure
Gold, silver, copper... Sapphires, rubies, emeralds... Topazes, aquamarines, garnets... Noble metals, precious stones and gemstones, rough or cut, are waiting for you in the Treasure of the Crystal Museum

During school vacations: guided tours on Thursdays at 2pm and 4pm
Come and discover the Crystal Museum with a crystal maker from the Club de Minéralogie de Chamonix.
Explore with him the mineralogical treasures of the Mont-Blanc massif and discover the world of crystal researchers.
Open to the public / Reservation required / Price: museum entrance fee

Full price: 7 €
Reduced price: 5 € (65+, guest card holders, resident, seasonal worker, large family, student, disabled, job seeker)
Group adults: 5 € (On booking only)
Group children: 2.50 € (On booking only).

Free entry for children < 18 years.
Group rate available for > 10 people.

MUSEUM PASS € 12: Unlimited entry for 1 year for all museums in the Chamonix-Mont-Blanc valley network
For sale in the museums of the valley: to purchase the pass, take your ViaCham and a photo with you.
Opening dates
From 01/09 to 21/10/2022
Opening hours daily between 2 pm and 6 pm.

From 22/10 to 06/11/2022
Opening hours daily between 10 am and 12 pm and between 2 pm and 6 pm.

From 07/11 to 13/11/2022
Opening hours daily between 2 pm and 6 pm.

From 14/11 to 04/12/2022
Opening hours daily between 2 pm and 6 pm.
Closed Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday, Saturday and Sunday.
Closed from 14 November to 4 December 2022 inclusive.

From 05/12 to 16/12/2022
Opening hours daily between 2 pm and 6 pm.

From 17/12 to 24/12/2022
Opening hours daily between 10 am and 12 pm and between 2 pm and 6 pm.
Closed from 25 December 2022 to 1 January 2023 inclusive.
Musée des Cristaux - Espace Tairraz
615 allée du Recteur Payot
74400 Chamonix-Mont-Blanc
Closest bus stop : Chamonix Centre
Mulet Stop : Casino
Closest train stop : Train station Chamonix Centre
Closest parking : Saint Michel

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