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Folks and popular traditions museum

© Folks and popular traditions museum - OT MCM
  • © Folks and popular traditions museum - OT MCM
  • © Folks and popular traditions museum - OT MCM

Within the prestigious walls of the former episcopal palace, you'll discover an exceptional collection of Maurienne costumes. The museum also displays tools and utensils from everyday life in days gone by.


The dresses of the Arvan and Villards valleys in particular are among the most original in the Alps. In the former bishop's chapel, you can see the reconstruction of a typical Maurienne interior. One room features archaeological collections, another is devoted to religious art, and a third to the history of the Savoy dynasty.

Additional welcome

The Musée des Costumes, Arts et Traditions Populaires is located on the second floor of the Ancien Évêché. Access is via a grand staircase (no elevator).


Group rate available for > 8 people.

Payment methods

  • Bank/credit card
  • Check
  • Cash
  • Credit transfer

Opening time

From 02/01 to 31/12.
Closed on Sunday.
Closed exceptionally on Easter Monday, Feast of the Ascension, Whit Monday, May 1st, May 8th, July 14th, August 15th, November 1st, November 11th and December 25th.

Spoken languages

  • French

Adaptive tourism

  • Not accessible in a wheelchair


Folks and popular traditions museum
Place de la Cathédrale 73300 Saint-Jean-de-Maurienne