House Museum John-Paul II
- from 12 to 27 July:
Saturday and Sunday: 10am-1pm and 2pm-6pm
- from 1st July to 12th September:
from Tuesday to Sunday 10am-1pm and 2pm-6pm
closed on Mondays
Possibility of extraordinary openings, on reservation, for groups of over 15 people and with an additional price of 2 € on the access ticket.
Tel: +39 0165 99290 oppure +39 328 3783099
Opening times are subject to variations: we advice to verify them on the web site reported in the “Contact” area.
Full-price ticket: 2 €
Reduced entrance-fee: 1 €
students aged up to 25 years (from 19 to 25 years with document certifying the student’s condition), persons accompanying disabled visitors, groups led by tour or nature guides.
Free entry: children aged up to 6 years, disabled visitors, people living in the municipalities of Fondation Grand Paradis (Aymavilles, Cogne, Introd, Rhêmes-Saint-Georges, Rhêmes-Notre-Dame, Valsavarenche, Villeneuve), tour or nature guides.
Reductions: for owners of “Carta Amico di Cogne”, Touring Club Italiano members and their families, persons accompanying Touring Club Junior’s members and owners of the access ticket to Parc Animalier d’Introd, Bard Fortress, M.A.V.
The visit is included in the Fondation Grand Paradis joint ticket (full price € 8.00, reduced entrance-fee € 4.00), valid for a year from the date of issue for visiting the sites run by the Fondation Grand Paradis.
Les Combes museum is a “sanctuary of memories” with images, documents and objects regarding the pontificate of John Paul II. It is a tribute to the Polish Pope who, from 1989 to 2004, chose ten times the Aosta Valley and the village of Les Combes for his summer rest period.
The Maison Musée Jean-Paul II exhibits a series of objects, documents and photographs of the Holy Father which provide a global vision of this pontificate.
This collection, on one hand represents the worldly, apostolic aspect of the Holy Father and, on the other, his residence in Val d’Aosta, through personal objects used during his holidays in Aosta Valley.
A few meters from the museum, the Chapel of San Lorenzo has become a sanctuary dedicated to St. John Paul II which houses a relic of the Holy Father, a lock of hair.
The altar with the image of John Paul II carved in an African mahogany trunk is by the artist Franco Chevrere.