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.
From Monday 31 August to Thursday 01 October 2020
Wednesday, Friday, Saturday
Guided tour : Monday to Wednesday from 5pm to 6pm, Thursday and Friday from 11am to 12am. Reservation required
From Monday 21 to Thursday 31 December 2020
Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday
Exceptionally closed : Friday 25 December 2020
From Monday 01 to Sunday 07 February 2021
Wednesday, Thursday, Friday
From Monday 08 February to Sunday 14 March 2021
Tuesday, Thursday, Friday
From Monday 12 April to Sunday 09 May 2021
14:30 to 17:00
Exceptionally closed : Saturday 01 May 2021
Exceptionally closed : Saturday 08 May 2021
- Type of culturel patrimony :
- categories :
- Municipal museum
- themes :
- Local tradition
- Tour language(s) :
- Visites :
- Average group visit length (minutes) 60
- Individual tour services :
- Unguided individual tours available permanently
- Guided individual tours available permanently
- Group tour services :
- Guided group tours on request
- Information panel language(s) :
- Services :
- Unguided individual tours
|01/01/2020 - 31/12/2020|
|Full price||A l'année||3.00€|
|Reduced price||A l'année||2.70€||Pass Loisirs Aravis|
|Student||A l'année||2.70€||18-25 ans|
Famille Plus label: 3rd child free (from 6 to 12 years old).
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