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At the Anniviers Tower / Vissoie

Exhibition - The 80 years of the painter Roger Theytaz

The Anniviers Tower

Cultural beacon of the valley
Since 2011, the ACTA (Anniviers Tower Cultural Association) has injected new life into the Tower with an attractive cultural programme. Concerts, shows and exhibitions are all part of the Association’s cultural agenda. The three lower storeys are given over to exhibitions, while the fourth storey is laid out as a theatre (60 seats).

Exhibition of the Anniviard painter Roger Theytaz entitled: "The 80 years of the painter Roger Theytaz"

- 13th century : The Anniviers Tower forms part of a complex of adjacent stone houses in the village of Vissoie. These houses create a kind of fortress, of which the Tower is the keep. At this time the Tower only has three levels
- 1235 : The Bishop gives the village in fief to the Lords of Anniviers
- 1467 : The Bishop reasserts his ownership rights in Anniviers and has the valley administered by a Castellan and Vice-Castellan. At this point he has the Tower increased to its present height
- 1467-1798 : The Tower is the administrative centre of the valley
- 1798 : It falls into private hands
- 1975 : The Municipality of Vissoie buys it back
- 1982-1984 : Restoration works
- 1984 : Primary assemblies and exhibitions are held in the Anniviers Tower
- From 2009 : Following a merger of municipalities, the Tower becomes the property of the Municipality of Anniviers. It is decided to dedicate the Tower to culture. Various renovation works are undertaken to rejuvenate it and make it ready for its new purpose


  • from 10.07.2021 to 29.08.2021 every Thursday, Friday, Saturday, Sunday
    Schedule on Thursday: 17:00 - 20:00
    Schedule on Friday: 17:00 - 20:00
    Schedule on Saturday: 14:00 - 20:00
    Schedule on Sunday: 14:00 - 20:00


  • Free

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Association Culturelle de la Tour d'Anniviers
Place de la Tour 7
3961 Vissoie
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