With your guide, become the witnesses to the daily life, the very rich culture and the cultural influences of these first mountain dwelers who had relationships with their environment that went well beyond simple subsistence.
5.600 years ago, the first farmer-breeders settled in the Balmes cave which dominates Val Cenis Sollières Sardières in Haute Maurienne Vanoise. Handicrafts immerse visitors in the daily life of these first mountain dwellers. During 3,000 years of occupation of the site, we realize that these men had relationships with their environment that went well beyond simple subsistence. Cultural influences from Switzerland, the Mediterranean coast and even northern Italy show that 5,000 years ago, people already frequented the mountains.
From 15/08 to 18/09/2022, every Monday between 10.30 am and 12 pm.
From 10/10 to 18/12/2022, every Monday between 10.30 am and 12 pm.
Group visits by appointment
Adult: 5.80 €, Child (6-16 years): 3.70 €, Family pass: 12 €.
Free entry for children < 6 years.
Additional adult: 5.30 €.
Additional child: 3.20 €.
- Reserved space 330 cm wide < 20 m from the site
- Vertical signage of parking spaces
- Even flooring with no obstacles
- Absence of slope > 5%
- Site, building totally accessible