Discover the traditional mountain habitat in a typical hamlet

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In Sixt-Fer-à-Cheval, the hamlet of Salvagny has maintained its authenticity. During our visit we will walk through this charming hamlet and discover typical granaries, sculpted pools and beautifully preserved farms.

Exploring the traditional mountain habitat is both discovering the natural realities of this environment and understanding the social and economic history of Savoie and Haute Savoie. There are as many traditional characters and styles of chalet as there are living areas, layouts and uses and ways of living. Stone, found in quarries, and wood were the main materials used in the construction of houses. Today these old farms still exist but the evolution of agriculture has required their expansion and modernisation. Nowadays, the urban population come to the mountains to live or to spend their holidays.

In Savoie and Haute-Savoie, architecture can change from one valley to another. This is explained by two factors: in the past, due to isolation, people looked for solutions to their everyday problems very locally. So, as soon as someone proposed something viable, everyone copied it. They also used the materials that they found near home. It goes without saying that in the past transporting materials even from one valley to another represented an unnecessary expenditure of time, money and energy. However, the same materials, stone and wood, were often used because, in principle, it was a case of responding to the same problems, cold and isolation for 4 to 5 months of the year. Traditional houses are in fact large, sometimes over 500 m2. In the past, the home certainly housed the family, all generations combined, and the animals and hay.

Age minimum : 4 ans

Registration required at one of the tourist office.

Types

  • Cultural

Themes

  • Historic

Comforts

Languages spoken

  • French

Prices

Price Min. Max.
Adult (from 17/06/2021 to 31/08/2021) 5€
Child (from 17/06/2021 to 31/08/2021) 3€

Date

From 17/06 to 31/08/2021, every Thursday at 5.30 pm.

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Covid-19 special services

For groups of a maximum of 10 people, a guide is included. Wearing a mask highly recommended, social distancing rules apply, 1m between each person. The guide reserves the right to refuse any person who does not respect these instructions.