Cultural activities

At the school of archeology


About us

At the Tours de Montmayeur, a major site in the history of Savoy, an emblematic site for romantics, discover the history of this medieval fortress like an archaeologist. Free family game, Villard-Sallet.

The site of the Tours de Montmayeur is a medieval site on which the remains of a castle mound dating from the 12th century persist, still dominated by the North East tower rising more than 20 m above the ground.

This medieval site has been laid out so that you can discover it as archaeologists discovered in the 90s. Curiosity, observation, reflection, deductions, patience, humility, these are the qualities that will be required of you.

To take full advantage of the visit, first go to the "school of archeology", in the center of the plateau where there are 5 school tables.
From there, you will be sent on a mission to 5 areas of the site for 5 different excavation campaigns

Game for children from 7 to 14 years old.

  • Spoken languages French

Pratical information

  • Type of clientele
    • Green Level - Easy
  • Equipments
    • Parking nearby
  • Activities on site
    • Pedestrian sports
    • Theme course / trail


  • Cumulative elevation 80 m
  • Duration 2h
  • Distance 1.5km


From: 01 / 01 / 24 To: 31 / 12 / 24

  • Monday : Open
  • Tuesday : Open
  • Wednesday : Open
  • Thursday : Open
  • Friday : Open
  • On Saturday: Open
  • Sunday: Open

Contact & Access

Montmayeur tower car park
73110 Villard-Sallet