Situated inside the Espace Tairraz, the Musee des Cristaux has on display the minerals from the Mont Blanc range. These include smoked quartz and pink fluorspars.
- Adult (18+): €5
- Children under 18: Entry free.
- Seasonal timings apply. Kindly contact museum before visiting.
- Montenvers Mer de Glace train station.
- Chamonix centre bus stop.
- Le Chaudron
- Irish Coffee
- Le Mont Blanc Restaurant
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54.19% of people who visit Chamonix include Musee Des Cristaux in their plan
3 PM - 4 PM
57.46% of people start their Musee Des Cristaux visit around 3 PM - 4 PM
People usually take around 30 Minutes to see Musee Des Cristaux
91.79% of people prefer to travel by car while visiting Musee Des Cristaux
This museum is amazing! Smithsonian quality collection of gems and minerals found in the Alps and throughout the world. Attached to this museum is a mountaineering museum, which teaches all about rock climbing. Watch videos, do an interactive climbing simulation, learn to tie climbing knots with real ropes, try out climbing devices on real granite rocks, see actual climbing shoes used throughout history, feel different types of climbing hand holds, learn how rock climbing routes are rated for difficulty. My 8 and 9 year old boys and I loved these museums. We were amazed that we were almost the only ones there (we were there for 2 hours in peak season) and it only cost about $5 for the 3 of us.
A cool place to go when it's raining in the valley. The exposition is really interesting, it contains a pretty good amount of minerals with beautiful colors and shapes. They also explain how, where and when they are formed which creates even more fascination. The exposition about alpinism on the other hand (which will be taken over by other minerals in next months) is quite old but still interesting nonetheless. Count at least 2 hours to go around the full museum.
Very Nice place and must to be visit
Splendid if you are a love history and gem. Astonishing collections...
Really nice to discover hiking through the years