Visite du Musée des Troupes de Montagnes

Cultural activity 9.9/10 Excellent

Inaugurated in October 2009, Mountain Troops Museum of Grenoble takes an ethnological, anthropological, and sociological look at the life of mountain troops. All of the presented themes place man, as the mountain soldier, in his environment.

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Six thematic areas are presented: History of the Mountain Troops, Conquering and Surviving in the Mountains, Combat, Living in the Mountains and with the Local Population, Culture and Identity, and Alongside the Mountain Troops. Other themes are presented through temporary exhibits. They focus on the relationship between the military and civilian communities.

The Museum:
As part of the historic Bastille site, Isere's number one tourist attraction, the Mountain Troops Museum, targets a wide public and families in particular.
In a privileged setting, at the heart of an old fortress, the museum offers visitors an experience unique in France, which associates man and the mountain.

It is on this alliance that the Mountain Troops are based. A visit to the museum comes as a good complement to that of the Bastille site.

Overlooked by the Memorial to the Soldiers of the Mountain 200 metres above, this museum also reminds us that the history of the Bastille and of Grenoble itself is inextricably linked to that of the Mountain Troops.

The visit
Through its rich collection and innovative layout, the museum offers an attractive visit presenting the history of the Mountain Troops from its foundation to today.
Thanks to the audio guide, a multilingual voice will recount the story of this Alpine adventure.

The information is presented through a resolutely modern format, unlike that of most traditional military museums, and includes many exceptional objects.

A spectacular and realistic scenography totally immerses the visitor in the epic of the mountain soldiers through life size recreations of poignant scenes of military life, such as a World War I trench or a room from the Maginot Line.

Audio-guides à disposition.


Means of payment
  • Cash
  • Bank/credit card
  • Check

Adult: 1.50 to 3 €.

Opening periods

From 01/07 to 31/08/2021, every Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday, Saturday and Sunday between 9 am and 8 pm.

From 01/09 to 30/06, every Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday, Saturday and Sunday between 11 am and 6 pm.

Equipments and characteristics

  • Pets refused
  • Accessible for self-propelled wheelchairs


Access by the cable car of La Bastille

  • Latitude: 45.198400
  • longitude: 5.724000


  • Town location
  • Mountain location
  • Close to a public transportation

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