Chablais museum

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Description

The Chablais Museum at the Château de Sonnaz, a historic residence, enjoys an exceptional panorama of Lake Geneva and the Jura. It hosts a permanent exhibition on the history of the Chablais region as well as a temporary exhibition that is renewed every year.
New permanent exhibition "Jump in time, 7000 years of history(s) of the Chablais". It is a real "time capsule" through 7,000 years of history. From the Neolithic era to the Annexation of 1860, the visitor jumps from one era to another and discovers the specificities of the Chablais. In the heart of Europe, the Chablais is a territory of passage, on the road to the Alpine passes and to Italy, bathed by Lake Geneva, sometimes a link, sometimes a border. It is marked by the Roman culture, the construction of the Duchy of Savoy, the wars of religion and the affirmation of nation states. The Chablais also lives through the eyes of artists. Works from the end of the 18th to the 21st century, evoke the infatuation of painters, engravers and writers for Lake Geneva and its environment. More than 130 objects tell the story of this historical fresco. They illustrate the richness and diversity of the museum's collections. A nice appetizer while waiting for the future museum announced for 2025 at the Château de Rives. Guided tour of the exhibition at 3pm from June to September Temporary exhibition 2024 : "The Allobroges of Napoleon. Dessaix, Chastel, Dupas, heroes of the Revolution and the Empire".

Pricing

Full price: 3 € Reduced price: 2.50 € Set price group adults: 2.50 €. Free entry for children < 18 years, accompanying guides. Group rate available for > 10 people. The museum is free every Sunday.

Langues

German
English
French
Address
2 rue Michaud, Château de Sonnaz, 74200, Thonon-les-Bains
Opening
From 23/03 to 30/06 Opening hours between 2.30 pm and 6 pm. Schedules of guided tour at 3 pm and at 4.30 pm. Closed Monday and Tuesday. Closed exceptionally on Feast of the Ascension, Whit Monday and May 8th. From 01/07 to 31/08 Opening hours between 10 am and 12.30 pm and between 2.30 pm and 6 pm. Schedules of guided tour on Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday and Sunday at 11 am and at 3 pm and at 4.30 pm. On Saturday at 3 pm and at 4.30 pm. From 01/09 to 17/11 Opening hours between 2.30 pm and 6 pm. Schedules of guided tour at 11 am and at 4.30 pm. Closed Monday and Tuesday. Closed exceptionally on November 1st.