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Musée archéologique Saint-Laurent

Museum, Arts and culture, Local history, Sciences and technology, Anthropology, Archeological, Museum of France, Departmental museum in Grenoble
  • A rarity in Europe, this museum was installed in an old parish church. The structure was among the first to be classified as a Historic Monument of France. Its Merovingian-era crypt is a unique witness to the art and architecture of the very early Middle Ages.

  • After much archeological research, the Saint Laurent archeological museum and church is getting a face lift in order to better welcome visitors. The works,is now finished with the construction of a visitor's path and the bringing of the site up to modern standards began in February 2009.

    The site has earned a solid reputation, thanks in part to its sanctuary dating from the early Christian era (6th century) and its exceptional crypt. The renovation project strives to better exploit the...
    After much archeological research, the Saint Laurent archeological museum and church is getting a face lift in order to better welcome visitors. The works,is now finished with the construction of a visitor's path and the bringing of the site up to modern standards began in February 2009.

    The site has earned a solid reputation, thanks in part to its sanctuary dating from the early Christian era (6th century) and its exceptional crypt. The renovation project strives to better exploit the site's historical and archeological wealth, which is classified as a Historic Monument of France.

    1500 years of religious and funerary history have been uncovered. We can see the different construction phases: antique mausoleums, the Roman-style church and its Benedictine capitals, the Merovingian funeral basilica, and Carolingian church.

    Where the cloister once stood, the relics uncovered by archeologists are protected by a glass and metal structure.

    A collection of objects uncovered during the dig enriches the permanent exhibit, which for the first time, reveals the essential findings of 30 years of on-site research. This exhibit presents the key information concerning the urban, religious, and human history of Grenoble.
  • Environment
    • Town location
    • Close to a public transportation
  • Spoken languages
    • Italian
    • German
    • English
    • Spanish
    • French
  • Groups (Max capacity)
    • 30  Maximum number of people
Services
  • Accessibility
    • Accessible for wheelchairs with assistance
    • Reception staff sensitized to the reception of people with disabilities
  • Activities
    • Temporary exhibition
    • Activity
    • Children's entertainment
    • Concert
    • Archeological digs
    • Geology
    • Paintings graphic arts
    • Arts
    • Plastic arts
    • Discovery
    • Environment
    • History
    • Religion
    • Health
    • Technology/Electronics
    • Personal development
    • Singing and choir
    • Instrumental music
    • Theatre
    • Litterature
    • Creative hobbies
  • Equipment
    • Parking
    • Picnic area
    • Toilets
  • Services
    • Guided individual tours
    • Unguided group tours
    • Guided group tours
    • Appropriate dress required
    • Shop
    • Guided tours
  • Rates
    Free of charge.
Openings
  • From January 2, 2024
    until April 30, 2024
  • From May 2, 2024
    until December 24, 2024
  • From December 26, 2024
    until December 31, 2024
  • Monday
    10:00 AM - 6:00 PM
  • Tuesday
    Closed
    -
  • Wednesday
    10:00 AM - 6:00 PM
  • Thursday
    10:00 AM - 6:00 PM
  • Friday
    10:00 AM - 6:00 PM
  • Saturday
    10:00 AM - 6:00 PM
  • Sunday
    10:00 AM - 6:00 PM
  • Monday
    10:00 AM - 6:00 PM
  • Tuesday
    Closed
    -
  • Wednesday
    10:00 AM - 6:00 PM
  • Thursday
    10:00 AM - 6:00 PM
  • Friday
    10:00 AM - 6:00 PM
  • Saturday
    10:00 AM - 6:00 PM
  • Sunday
    10:00 AM - 6:00 PM
  • Monday
    10:00 AM - 6:00 PM
  • Tuesday
    Closed
    -
  • Thursday
    10:00 AM - 6:00 PM
  • Friday
    10:00 AM - 6:00 PM
  • Saturday
    10:00 AM - 6:00 PM
  • Sunday
    10:00 AM - 6:00 PM
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