||Museum of the moutain troops
The museum of the mountain troops invites you into the world of a mountain soldier. This cultural area of 600 m² exhibits
a special collection, and also shows French international, military engagements and its repercussions. The museum gives a real opportunity for the public to meet and speak with the mountains troops.
An audio-guide is available to enhance
your visit (french, english, italien and deutch).
||Integrated to the historic La Bastille site, which has become the first tourist attraction in the region,
the mountain troops museum adresses to a very wide audience and more particularly to families. In a
privileged setting, in the heart of the fortress, the museum presents to its visitors a unique place in
France, which associates man and mountain. It’s this gathering that helped build the mountain
troops. The visiting of the museum is the natural extension of La Bastille. Overlooked 200meters
above by the memorial for the mountain soldiers, this museum recalls also that the history of La
Bastille and Grenoble is closely imbricted to the history of the moutain troops.
Visiting the Museum
Through a rich collection, an innovative museography, the museum offers to its visitors an attractive
circuit which presents the story of the mountain troops from their origin to nowadays. A voice will
ralate the human adventure of the alpine men thanks to a multilingual audio-guide.
The course is based on a thoroughly modern museum which diverges from the classical model of the
Military Museum and highlights exceptional objects. A spectacular and realistic scenography
submerges completely the visitor in the mountain soldiers epic by the reconstruction, at a real scale,
the intense scenes like a trench from First World War or a Maginot line room.
Besides the historical aspect addressed in the background, a human approach of the mountain
troops is highlighted: all the themes bring man to the center of all concerns, soldier of the mountain
in his environment. The museum tour deals successively with : “the mountain troops in history”,
“conquer, live and fight in mountains”, “integration to territories and to population”, “indentity and
culture”, “the profession of a mountain soldier today”…
Site sommital du fort de la Bastille à Grenoble.
+33 (0)4 76 00 92 25
Opening hours :
Open Tuesday to Sunday
from 11 am until 6 pm.
The museum will be closed on January.
Ticket at the museum entrance.
Full price : 3 €
Reduced price : 1,5 €
(only with proof : students, + 65 years old, unemployed, teachers,... ).
Free for school, -18 years and disabled people. Group visits must be reserved
( 2 € per person, from 15 people).
- By the Cable-car,
- by foot,
- by car with parking on the top of La Bastille
(glacis de La Bastille).
Access for disabled people.