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Museums and curiosities

During your stay, don’t forget to look into Bourg-Saint-Maurice’s traditions. Between life in the Alpine meadows, making Beaufort and the UpperTarentaise orchards… This town has some genuine local produce.


  Les tarifs et les jours des visites sont présentés sur Ma semaine aux Arcs, le Programme d'animation ou en Offices de tourisme.

  Les Cafés Lorvert Coffee-Roasting Workshop

Come and push open the door which will lead you into the world of coffee. A museum of unique exhibits and, above all, a wood and coal fired coffee roaster dating from 1935, will delight coffee lovers. Come and look round and inhale the aromas of roasted coffee beans and taste their flavours. Unique in France. Free tour of the museum with more than 100 collectibles.

Direct sales of coffee, tea, chocolate, vanilla and hampers. Trade and private sales and to business sport and leisure committees. Group tours. Tea rooms.

Free tours:

Roasting on Thursdays and Saturdays from 9.00 am
Museum open every day (except Sundays) from 9.00 am to midday and from 2.00 to 7.00 pm
Free tour

Contact :

Tél : +33 (0)6 36 15 23 58 ou +33 (0)9 51 23 24 87



  La Maison de la Pomme (Apple House)

The "Maison de la Pomme", in the Village of la Chal-Hauteville-Gondon, is open every day. Look round in your own time and free of charge.

From the Aime area to that of Bourg-Saint-Maurice, the apple has been a part of local history, an addition to the rural economy. Providential, rustic fruit, the apple was used for making cider, preparing sweet and savoury dishes as well as for feeding pigs. Reinettes and Franc-Roseau have even been exported. So, this arboriculture ensured varied production 11 months a year. 

The little maison de la Pomme in la Chal, near Bourg-Saint-Maurice, will give you an understanding of this inestimable heritage and tell you about the large scale rescue project under way in the Tarentaise.

All year round: Monday to Friday – 9.30/11.30 am



   Thes orchards of Tarentaise

Upper-Tarentaise Cooperative Dairy

Located in Bourg Saint Maurice, the cooperative brings together 52 producers which who put their passion to work for an exceptional product, Beaufort AOP, a Savoyard cheese with incomparable qualities. These producers watch over the preservation of the Abondance and Tarine breeds of cattle. The milk, collected untreated and whole, gives beaufort cheese all the wealth of the scents of the high mountain flora. A building within the Cooperative dedicated to promoting Beaufort AOP !

For even greater conviviality, it has three superb spaces:

   An exhibition hall: IMMERSION in the world of Beaufort
In this museum area over 2 floors, an innovative, fun and educational trail, accessible to everyone, will introduce you to the history of agropastoralism in the Upper Tarentaise (the land and its people), as well as the making of Beaufort AOP. Videos, showcases, interactive terminals, sounds and scents and virtual reality punctuate the visitor’s progress to provide them with total immersion!

   A boutique: elegant and innovative to introduce you to the region’s produce, a large stall with cheeses from local producers and a fine wine cellar. A place where you can taste the flavours of the Upper Tarentaise! An awakening of the taste buds, an experience out of the ordinary offered to visitors.


   The Alpine meadows of the Upper Tarentaise and the Beaufortain

   Beaufort, prince of gruyères



Mineral Museum

Look round the Mineral Museum in Bourg-Saint-Maurice to find out all about the ancestral work of the crystal seekers. Through a collection that is unique in the region, the Mineral Museum in Bourg-Saint-Maurice will introduce you to the  crystal seekers’ ancestral work, the furnaces, the crystals...

Free tours: By reservation on +33 (0)4 79 07 12 74

Summer: open every day from 10.00 am to midday and from 3.00 to 7.00 pm (except Sundays and Monday mornings). 

Free for the under-7’s.