Gran Paradiso National Park visitor centre - "Bentornato Gipeto" Museum
Opening times summer
- 27th June – 19th July and 17th August – 6th September:
daily, 2.30 p.m. to 6.30 p.m. closed on Wednesday
- 20th July – 16th August:
daily, 10 a.m. to 1 p.m. and 2.30 p.m. to 6.30 p.m.
Saturday 9.30 a.m. to 1 p.m. and 2.30 p.m. to 6.30 p.m.
Sunday 2.30 p.m. to 6.30 p.m.
Possibility of extraordinary openings, on reservation, for groups of over 15 people and with an additional price of 2 € on the access ticket.
Opening times are subject to variations: we advice to verify them on the web site reported in the “Contact” area.
Full-price ticket: 3 €
Reduced entrance-fee: 1,50 € 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 and Abbonamento Musei owners.
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.
Located inside the visitors centre of the Gran Paradiso Park in Chanavey, entering the village, with the Granta Parey in the background, the museum tells the history of an extinction, an ambitious project, the return, and perhaps a happy ending for Europe’s largest bird.
The bearded vulture, the lamb vulture, which disappeared from this valley at the turn of the last century and recently returned to spread its impressive wings over the valley skies, is the central theme of this space, where information, images, sounds and multimedia games, inform people about this spectacular animal, as well as about the bird fauna in the park.