It is a listed museum since 2007.
According to the Sardinian land registry map of 1728, we know that there was a house on this site and also who the successive owners were. The house was rebuilt in 1830, as the date carved on the main supporting beam (the « pointe d'âne ») confirms. However, older pieces of wood were also used in the construction, like the beam found recently which dates from1597.
The chalet was home to both the family and the farm animals. People lived a peasant lifestyle, based on the traditional mountain economy of agricultural, pastoral and forestry activities, more specifically cereal crops, dairy herds and woodcutting.
This chalet would have been used during the low season, from the autumn to the spring, but also occasionally during summer hay-making. Both the family and their herds used to go up to the “alpages” pastures and live during the summer in a second home higher up.
The architecture is typical of this valley ; a basic framework of wooden beams with a mainbeam on which rests a two-sided, sloping roof covered with wooden shingles or tiles (called « ancelles »). The slope of the terrain is the determining factor for the orientation of the chalet and the main entrance was always placed beside the path that led up to it.
Because the chalet is built into the slope, half of the groundfloor level is underground. This level consists of cellars and a stable for the horse. On the floor above it there is the living area for the family and then two sheds, one for the cowshed and the other to house the smaller animals. The top floor is the barn, which occupies the whole surface area of the chalet. Hay is stored here for winter fodder.
Next to the chalet there is always a little shed or granary. It is used to store grain, seed corn and all valuables belonging to the family.
Closed exceptionally on bank holidays.
From 01/02 to 07/02/2021, every Wednesday, Thursday and Friday between 2 pm and 4 pm.
From 08/02 to 14/03/2021, every Tuesday, Thursday and Friday between 2 pm and 4 pm.
From 12/04 to 09/05/2021, every Wednesday and Thursday between 2.30 pm and 5 pm.
Closed exceptionally on May 1st and May 8th.
- Theme of museums :
- Local tradition
- Parking :
- Car park
- Coach parking
- SITRA services :
- 50 people max per group
- Type of SITRA offer :
- Bad weather alternative
- Accessibility criteria for people with reduced mobility :
- Not accessible in a wheelchair
Reduced price: 2.70 € (Non guided tour with Pass Loisirs Aravis card, child (6-12 yo), students (18-25 yo), disabled pers).
Free entry for children < 6 years.
Reduced rates upon presentation of receipts.
Famille Plus label: 3rd child free (from 6 to 12 years old).
From Monday 21 to Wednesday 30 December 2020
From Monday 21 to Thursday 31 December 2020
Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday
From Tuesday 22 to Tuesday 29 December 2020
From Tuesday 09 February to Tuesday 09 March 2021
From Wednesday 27 January to Wednesday 24 March 2021
20:00 to 22:00
From Thursday 11 February to Thursday 11 March 2021