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Musée des Patoisants - museum of local culture

Vissoie - This 16th-century house contains a collection of some 500 items and utensils – a visit to the local culture museum will give you an insight into the daily life of rural mountain dwellers in the old days.

A truckle bed, a potstone, a weaving loom, a chest, barrels, period uniforms... A collection of almost 500 period articles is held by the Musée des Patoisants, the Vissoie museum of local culture. The rooms that house the museum are designed to represent a traditional Anniviers dwelling. The house dates from the start of the 16th century, and the following rooms can be visited :

  • The bedroom
  • The kitchen (currently unavailable)
  • The cellar (currently unavailable)

These three rooms, typical of the period, are all embellished with utensils and other related objects from daily life. A visit to the museum will therefore help you to imagine the daily life of the people of Anniviers in the old days.

Visiting the "Musée des Patoisants"


In the centre of the village of Vissoie

Tours available

on request

Anne-Lyse Melly - +41(0)79 665 11 91

Charges : CHF 5.- per person

Summer 2018

On Wednesday from 10 July to 14 August 2019 (between 17:30 and 19:30)

Free tour of the museum (during the guided tour of Vissoie)

Bookings until Tuesday 17:00 : +41(0)27 476 17 10