The exhibition of the Montagnard museum relates the memory of two forgotten mountain pastures of Les Houches: Mont Borrel and the Manchoir, through the history of those who lived there, to better evoke their current evolution.
In the past, families from Vaudagne, a hamlet of Les Houches, occupied the alpine pastures of Mont Borrel and Manchoir in spring and autumn.
This practice implies a particular organization, punctuated by the seasonality of agricultural work. With the decline of agropastoralism, these mountain pastures, exploited since the end of the Middle Ages, were progressively abandoned in the 1950s before becoming places for walking.
The exhibition of the Montagnard Museum relates the memory of these spaces and of those who lived there, to better evoke their current evolution.
Free entry for children < 18 years.
During French school holidays: visit of the exhibition during the opening hours of the museum.
Outside of the French school holidays: visit of the exhibition on booking only at +33 (0)7 60 04 14 26.
2 rue de l'Eglise
74310 Les Houches
Nearest train stop : Les Houches train station
Nearest car parks: Mairie / Freney (Carrefour Contact)