Val-Cenis - Sollières-Sardières

The first farmers and cattle breeders of the Neolithic settled in the Balmes cave overlooking Val Cenis Sollières in the Haute Mauirienne valley some 5 600 years ago. The museum exhibits the collection of these first moutains dwellers' daily life artefacts.


The site is a reference of alpine archeology because it brought many elements of understanding of the high valleys occupancy by the first populations of the Neolithic. The artefacts and arts and crafts exhibited in the museum plunge the visitor into the everyday life of these mountain dwellers who kept relationships with their environment that went far beyond mere sustenance.

Period of opening

From 11/10 to 19/12 between 2 pm and 6 pm.
Closed Saturday and Sunday.
Closed exceptionally on November 11th.

Equipment & services

  • Public WC
  • Exhibition space
  • Car park
  • Parking
  • Coach parking
  • Guided individual tours
  • Unguided group tours
  • Guided group tours
  • Educational visits
  • Themed tour
  • Shop
  • Permanent entertainments organiser
  • Wi-fi
  • Tourist routes
  • Guided tours
  • Unguided individual tours
  • Ticketing in number


Adult: 4.70 €
Child (6-16 years): 3.20 €.

Free entry for children < 6 years, press, mountain guides, accompanying guides, the drivers, mountain guides.
Group rate available for > 10 people.

Family Pass (1 adult + 2 children): 10 €.
Extra adult: € 4.20 - Extra child: € 2.60.
Adult Maurienne Pass: 3.50 € - Child: 2.60 €.
Disabled guests, student, job seeker: 3.70 €.

Languages ​​spoken

  • English English
  • French French
  • Italian Italian

Adapted tourism

  • Mental disability
  • Accessible for wheelchairs with assistance
  • Reserved space 330 cm wide < 20 m from the site
  • Even flooring with no obstacles
  • Absence of slope > 5%
  • Absence of steps
  • WC + grab handle + adequate space to move
  • Plugs, household appliances <=130 cm
  • Possibility of drop-off in front of the site
  • Heavy door


Non accepted


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Practical information

Rue du Châtel
Sollières Envers
73500 Val-Cenis
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