English tour

Welcome to the Espace Alu, a museum dedicated to the era of aluminium in the Alps, situated in Saint-Michel-de-Maurienne, in the heart of the Maurienne valley, where aluminium was first industrialized at the end of the 19th century! This fascinating visit will teach you all there is to know about aluminium through scale models, experiences, games, films and collector’s items!

Along the museum’s 600m² of exhibits, you can see:
  • On the ground floor: the history of the Maurienne and why the aluminium factories were built in this valley
  • On the first floor: the discovery of aluminium and how it is manufactured, from the ore to the finished article
  • On the second floor: the evolution of work conditions in the factories and the implications of aluminium on the environment and health.
When you finish your visit, come and enjoy having a look around the museum shop where you will find original and unusual aluminium objects as well as books.
A guided tour of the museum is available in English.

Opening hours 2020

  • From February 10th to May 3rd: every day 2pm - 6pm except saturdays and sundays
  • From May 4th to July 5th: every day 2pm - 6pm except mondays and saturdays
  • From July 6th to August 30th: every day 10am – 12.30pm and 1.30pm – 7pm
  • From August 31st to November 1st: every day 2pm - 6pm except mondays and saturdays
  • Annual closing: from Jan. 6th to Feb. 9th, from Nov. 2nd to Dec. 31th and January 1st, April 13th, May 1st, 8th & 21st, June 1st, November 1st

Prices 2020

Unguided visit (1½ hr approx)
  • Adult / Senior citizens: 8€
  • Reduced price (students, unemployed, disabled persons, discount cards, groups of 10 people minimum): 6€
  • Children (7 – 18yrs): 4€
  • Under 7 years: free
  • Familly Pass' (1 adult + 2 children): 12€
  • Familly Pass' (2 adults + 2 children): 20€

Getting there

Espace Alu - Place de l’église 73140 Saint-Michel-de-Maurienne

From the motorway: A43, exit 29, St Michel de Maurienne
By road: D 1006
By train: Lyon-Chambéry-Modane route – get out at St Michel-Valloire station

Car park:
  • 50m from the museum, just behind the church
  • if that car park is full, there is more parking 5 minutes walk away at the bottom of the town. Follow the marked path through the old town
Disabled parking and coach set down in front of the museum
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Espace Alu Place de l'église 73140 Saint-Michel-de-Maurienne 04 79 56 69 59

L'Espace Alu sera exceptionnellement fermé les dimanche 16, samedi 22 et dimanche 23 juin.
Nous vous prions de bien vouloir nous excuser pour la gêne occasionnée.
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