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Museum à Chamonix-Mont-Blanc

Musée des Cristaux – Espace Tairraz


615 allée du Recteur Payot
Parvis du parking Saint-Michel
74400 Chamonix-Mont-Blanc

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About Us

The Crystal Museum offers you a journey through Alpine mineralogy, in France, in Europe and around the world. Come and discover exceptional collections for their quality, their diversity and their beauty through a renewed scenography in 2021.

The exhibition begins along the Alps with exceptional pieces from the Alps (France, Italy, Switzerland, Austria) and more particularly from the Mont-Blanc massif. It offers one of the finest ensembles of pink-red fluorites, smoky quartz, axinites, siderites, epidotes... of international renown.
The exhibition continues around the world, starting from French mines and quarries, it takes you to discover the most emblematic pieces from 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 fine stones, raw or cut, await you in the Treasure of the Crystal Museum

Thursdays at 14 p.m. and 16 p.m. during school holidays
Come and discover the Crystal Museum in the company of a crystal maker from the Chamonix Mineralogy Club. Explore with him the mineralogical treasures of the Mont-Blanc massif and discover the world of crystal seekers.
From 10 years old / On reservation / Included in the museum entrance fee

All year round during opening hours:
In the company of Quartzy, explore the world of mineralogy or help him find the mystery crystal!
From 6 years old: Discovering the mystery crystal
From 8 years old: Exploration notebook of the Crystal Museum
Free / On request at reception

We speak English


  • Arts and culture
  • Science and technology
  • minerals

Location details

  • Downtown

Nearest bus stop: Chamonix Center
Mule Stop: Casino
Nearest train stop: Gare Chamonix center
Parking nearby: Saint-Michel


Group accepted from 10 to 50 people


  • School groups welcome
  • Special family with children
  • Special rate for disabled people
  • Special rate for large families
  • Special rate for job seekers
  • Groups welcome
  • Special rate for students

Visit languages

  • Français

Individual visit services

  • Unguided individual tours permanently

Group visits services

  • Unguided group visits on request
  • Guided group tours on request


In order to view the different information, you can use the navigation arrows placed to the right of the table

Opening hours from December 16 to December 22, 2023
Tuesday Open from 14 a.m. to 18 p.m.
Wednesday Open from 14 a.m. to 18 p.m.
Thursday Open from 14 a.m. to 18 p.m.
Friday Open from 14 a.m. to 18 p.m.
SATURDAY Open from 14 a.m. to 18 p.m.
Sunday Open from 14 a.m. to 18 p.m.
Opening hours from December 23 to January 07, 2024
Tuesday Open from 10 a.m. to 12 p.m. and from 14 p.m. to 18 p.m.
Wednesday Open from 10 a.m. to 12 p.m. and from 14 p.m. to 18 p.m.
Thursday Open from 10 a.m. to 12 p.m. and from 14 p.m. to 18 p.m.
Friday Open from 10 a.m. to 12 p.m. and from 14 p.m. to 18 p.m.
SATURDAY Open from 10 a.m. to 12 p.m. and from 14 p.m. to 18 p.m.
Sunday Open from 10 a.m. to 12 p.m. and from 14 p.m. to 18 p.m.

Exceptional closure(s): January 01, 2023, May 01, 2023, November 01, 2023, December 25, 2023


Pricing Min. Max.
Full price
7.2 € -
Reduced price

5.2 € -
Adult group

5.2 € -
Children group

3.5 € -

MUSEUM PASS €15: Unlimited admission for 1 year to the network of museums in the Chamonix-Mont-Blanc Valley
On sale at the entrance to the museums of the valley: bring your ViaCham card and a photo ID.

Free for less than 18 years.

Payment method

  • Cheque
  • Bank / credit card
  • Cash



  • Parking
  • Toll parking
  • Covered parking
  • Parking nearby
  • Vestiaire Collective
  • Toilets
  • Air conditioner


  • Guided tours

Activities on site

  • Permanent exhibition
  • Temporary exhibitions

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