The fortified house of Hautetour
©Boris Molinier

Discover Museums in Saint-Gervais Mont-Blanc

4 museums, 4 places for artistic expression!

Welcome to the Saint-Gervais Mont-Blanc Museums page. Discover our 4 captivating museums that showcase the history, art and culture of our region. Immerse yourself in fascinating and enriching exhibitions that are sure to please all audiences.

Between Baroque gems, sacred art and contemporary works, Saint-Gervais Mont-Blanc gives pride of place to art and culture in the broadest sense. Through places charged with history and emotion, discover the treasures of yesterday and today!

La Cure Saint-Gervais Mont-Blanc Cultural Center

Discover the town's heritage 

Located in the heart of Saint-Gervais Mont-Blanc, La Cure has established itself as a new cultural hub offering visitors the chance to discover the commune’s heritage through a program of temporary exhibitions, a library, convivial spaces and heritage itineraries created as part of the European ITINERAS Passerelle program.

Throughout the year, La Cure presents two exhibitions in these spaces. Marcel Wibault, Edgard Bouillette, Samivel, Géo Dorival, and many other artists are on display on the second floor, unveiling the collection of mountain paintings and iconography recently acquired by the commune. The top floor, near the Saint-Gervais church, houses the interpretation center for the works of Father Kim En Joong, author of the latter’s stained glass windows.

A place of resources and documentation, the La Cure library offers a documentary collection of mountain books, which can be consulted on site, to delve into the history of our massifs.

Pile Pont Expo Space for contemporary culture

An original space dedicated to contemporary art! The bridge pillar, a vast 160 m², 9-metre-high architectural space of raw concrete, becomes the venue for ephemeral in-situ installations every summer.

Pile Pont Expo is a must for all art lovers passing through Saint-Gervais Mont-Blanc. This ephemeral exhibition space, nestled in the heart of the town’s central monument, its bridge, offers a unique, evolving and immersive artistic experience. 

The ephemeral concept of Pile Pont Expo gives it a special dynamic. Indeed, exhibitions change regularly, offering visitors a constantly evolving artistic program. Each visit is a new adventure, with ephemeral works that give way to new creations the following summer.

Museum of Sacred Art A mountain museum in Saint-Nicolas de Véroce

Nested in the heart of the picturesque village of Saint-Nicolas de Véroce, at the foot of Mont-Blanc, the Musée d’Art Sacré is a true cultural gem. This unique, charmingly preserved site houses a collection of religious artworks and liturgical objects of great historical and artistic value.

Located next to the baroque church, the Musée d’Art Sacré unveils the Treasure of Saint-Nicolas with its goldsmith’s pieces, sculptures and paintings, and tells the story of the village and its famous peddlers. Each year, the museum hosts a temporary exhibition.

The fortified house of HauteTour Mountain and Guide Museum

An ancient building dating from the 13th century 

This former 13ᵉ century fortified house is currently hosting the exhibition “Refuges Alpins, de l’abri de fortune au tourisme d’altitude”, devised by Grenoble’s Musée dauphinois. It also hosts artistic residencies as part of the Archipel Art Contemporain program. Following on from the “Refuges Alpins” exhibition, a new scenography will be created to reconnect with the history of the Compagnie des Guides de Saint-Gervais, mountaineering and the first ascents.

The Maison Forte de Hautetour offers total immersion in the alpine universe. Through interactive and educational exhibits, visitors can discover the evolution of mountain life, traditional and ancestral mountain activities!

A mountain of culture to discover

Saint-Gervais Mont-Blanc is a mountain village with authentic charm, where a baroque and contemporary atmosphere coexist, conducive to art in all its forms. La Cure, the Maison forte de Hautetour, the Musée d’art Sacré de Saint-Nicolas de Véroce and Pile Pont Expo. Built heritage, from Baroque beauty to spa architecture, urban art with 2KM3 and the Plein Air biennial, an open-air art trail. Guided tours, cultural walks, plastic workshops, lectures, live performances, there’s something for every taste and every age!