Museum "la Vie d'Autrefois"

  • Exposition de costumes traditionnels
  • Exposition de costumes traditionnels
  • Exposition d'objets anciens
  • Exposition de ski anciens
Exposition de costumes traditionnelsExposition de costumes traditionnelsExposition d'objets anciensExposition de ski anciens


This museum, located in the old presbytery near the church, evokes the work and life of the past.
On site: traditional costumes, utensils and tools, old photos etc.
Wheelchair access: Ground floor only.
This museum was created in 1977 by the inhabitants of Saint-Sorlin-d'Arves and was restored in 1985-1986.

Located near the baroque church of Saint-Sorlin-d'Arves, there is a peasant life scene on the ground floor. Several "women" in local costume welcome you in an old-fashioned kitchen amidst practical utensils (stove, table, crockery, cutlery). They are accompanied by a "gentleman" dressed in 1900s attire, a shepherd and a very young child. A baby sleeps in its wooden cradle. There’s a lot of work to be done: spinning the wool, making the butter, unravelling the thread etc.

Opposite: samples of lace, ribbons, headdresses, colourful photos of indoors or parties.

Upstairs, all the old tools once used by the locals are enjoying a well-deserved break!

On the walls, many photos, drawings and very insightful information on the agro-pastoral life from the 17th to the 20th century: the house, school, alpine pasture, fires, avalanches, skiing, winter and summer tourism.

Each year, you can visit a temporary exhibition: mountaineering in the Arves valley, the school in Saint-Sorlin-d'Arves since 1720, the mountain chalets etc.
  • Event type :
    • Cultural
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GPS coordinates
Latitude : 45.220947
Longitude : 6.238303
  • Villes :
    • Saint-Sorlin-d'Arves