Modane

The festive atmosphere of a mountain border town at the time of the attachment of Savoy to France and the drilling of the first railway tunnel, the sound of mechanical pianos.

Description

Savoy became French in 1860, and at the end of the tunnel between France and Italy, pierced in 1871, Modane becomes a new French frontier town, as well as an international station of prime importance.
Forests are built and garrisons are set up to monitor the border. Customs and railwaymen, French and Italian work and live in Modane. The city resonates French and Italian voices, melodies of basemouth pianos crank, whistles of steam trains, Parisian singers who come to perform in local cabarets ...
A visit to the cross-border meeting through videos, audio testimonies, photos, music, dances ...
An original museum that tells a moving past in a setting with shimmering colors.
Written translations of the visit in: English, German, Italian, Dutch, Spanish and Polish.

Period of opening

From 15/05 to 11/11
Opening hours on Tuesday and Wednesday between 3 pm and 7 pm. On Thursday, Friday and Saturday between 10 am and 12 pm and between 3 pm and 7 pm.
Closed Monday and Sunday.
Closed exceptionally on Feast of the Ascension, Whit Monday, July 14th, August 15th and November 1st.

From 23/12 to 20/04
Opening hours on Tuesday and Wednesday between 3 pm and 7 pm. On Thursday, Friday and Saturday between 10 am and 12 pm and between 3 pm and 7 pm.
Closed Monday and Sunday.
Closed exceptionally on January 1st, Easter Monday and December 25th.

Additional welcome

People with visual impairments can listen to many sound testimonies, mechanical piano tactile visit.

Equipment & services

  • Guided group tours
  • Unguided individual tours

Prices

From 11/05 to 11/11/2024
Reduced price: 2 € (on Saturday)
Adult: 4.50 €
Child : 3 €.

From 23/12/2024 to 20/04/2025
Reduced price: 2 € (on Saturday)
Adult: 4.50 €
Child : 3 €.

Free entry for children < 7 years.
Child entry valid for 7 - 17 years.
Group rate available for > 4 people.

Group and family rates (from 4 people): 2 €.

Languages ​​spoken

  • German German
  • English English
  • Spanish Spanish
  • French French
  • Italian Italian
  • Dutch Dutch
  • Polish Polish

Localisation

Let's go

Practical information

42 rue de la République
73500 Modane
Mail Contacter le prestataire

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