Festival de Théâtre dans les Alpages
©Mathieu Barbier

A theater festival in the Alps in the heart of the Hameau de Bionnassay

Come and take part in the new summer cultural event, the “Théâtre dans les alpages” theater festival. This unprecedented festival took place from July 25 to 28, 2023 – see you next year! Come and experience this exceptional event in the mountains of Saint-Gervais. At the foot of the Bionnassay glacier, you’ll be able to admire the start of the royal access route to Mont-Blanc and the Dôme du Gouter.

Le Théâtre que l’on aime is a free, unvarnished theater, where actors serve words, a theater of shared emotions and pleasure.

Olivier de Lisle

To share with you the theater we love.

The performances will take place outdoors in a natural agora. You’ll have the chance to enjoy this experience in the small village of Bionnassay. In the heart of this hamlet, come and enjoy a festive, mountain atmosphere. As night falls, you’ll immerse yourself in the world of theater for an evening.

Under the stars, you’ll discover renowned plays and actors. For this first edition, you’ll find a high-quality, demanding program, yet accessible to all audiences. Great actors and young talents will share this unique moment with you, mixing mythical texts and current creations.

The initial idea of the “Théâtre dans les Alpages” Festival was to share with as wide an audience as possible the Theatre we love, while adding the unique dimension of open-air performance. Performing at twilight, in a small, unspoilt alpine hamlet, nestled in a natural amphitheatre at the foot of the glaciers. It was a promise of simple beauty, of emotions shared between audience and actors.

The theater has gradually cut itself off from the greatest number…

Hence the interest of a Festival, set up for a few days in the middle of the village. People come naturally, without question, because it’s there, quite simply. The actors do the rest, and are moved by the welcome they receive from the audience. This audience gives as much as it receives. What a wonderful gift they give us!

Our tips for enjoying Enjoy an open-air show

Shows take place outdoors

Dress comfortably and remember to bring warm clothes.

The stage is set facing a natural amphitheater, where you will be seated.

A cushion will be provided. Armchairs available for the elderly and those with reduced mobility.

In case of bad weather

Performances will take place at Théâtre Montjoie in the village center of Saint-Gervais (Passage Rochefort, 74170 Saint-Gervais-les-Bains) free covered parking (280 spaces). You will be notified by e-mail at 2:00 pm on the day.

Please remember to check your e-mail before heading up to Bionnassay.


Show times: 7:45pm (last entry at 7:30pm)

Average show duration: 1h15


Pick-up of tickets:

  • At the St-Gervais Tourist Office, 43 rue du Mont-Blanc
  • On-site from 7:00 pm on the day of the show


Full price: €30

Reduced price (under 18s): €15

GOOD DEAL! Festival Pass (4 shows for the price of 3):

Full price: 90€

Reduced price (under 18s): 45€

ID will be required at ticket collection


Access is via a passable mountain road. You can park in the free parking lot at Le Crozat.

Parkingt : Parking du Crozat (Prefer carpooling)

Attention! Access via a winding mountain road

GPS coordinates : Waze : Le Crozat, Saint-Gervais-les-Bains

Google Maps : Parking Bionnassay Mont-Blanc

Free shuttle : Places limited.

Reservation when you buy your ticket online on the Saint-Gervais Tourist Office website.

Departs at 7:00 pm from the Saint-Gervais gondola parking lot.

Le Hameau de Bionnassay

Welcome to the charming hamlet of Bionnassay, perched majestically on the heights of Saint-Gervais Mont-Blanc. Nestled in the heart of the French Alps, this little corner of paradise offers the perfect balance between natural tranquility and breathtaking panoramas. Bionnassay captures the essence of Alpine beauty, offering visitors a peaceful escape from the hustle and bustle of everyday life.

Dominated by the snow-capped peaks of Mont-Blanc and surrounded by a backdrop of breathtaking mountain scenery, Bionnassay is a true gem of the region. Its traditional wooden chalets, with sloping roofs covered in snow in winter, add a picturesque touch to this already idyllic picture. Each season transforms the hamlet into a new work of natural art, whether it’s the lush greenery of summer or the enchanting magic of winter.

Come and discover the timeless magic of this corner of alpine paradise and let yourself be immersed in the serenity of Bionnassay, a place where nature reigns supreme and the soul finds its refuge.