Maison de Cogne Gérard-Dayné Ethnographic Museum
- from June to 12 September: every day from 10am to 12.30am and from 2pm to 6pm
- 18-19 and 25-26 September: Saturday and Sunday from 10am to 12.30am and from 2pm to 6pm
closed on Mondays
In other periods possibility of opening on demand, with reservation to be done at the phone numbers reported in the “Contacts” area.
Full-price ticket: 6 €
Reduced entrance-fee: 4 children up to 14 years, groups, FAI members, Amico di Cogne Card, Aosta Valley Card and Abbonamento Musei
Free entry: children aged up to 4 years, disabled visitors, guides leading groups.
Co-working: 5 € one-off for the registration service
Maison Gérard Dayné is one of the best examples of Aosta Valley traditional architecture.
This particularly complex structure has been carefully restored. You can see the “cor”, the internal covered area that is typical of Cogne houses, the “beu”, the main room used in domestic life and the large barns which will house a long-term theme exhibition in the future.
Maison Gérard Dayné is a place where memories help to reflect on the conservation and valorisation of the architectural, historical and cultural heritage of the Alpine communities.
Situated in Sonveulla, on the edge of the ancient village, the structure, highly representative of local rural architecture, is a group of eight buildings arranged into an L-shape. Its current aspect dates back to the first half of the 19th century, at the end of a process of expansion that had begun possibly before the 18th century.
The varied nature of the complex and its specific characteristics, typical of the rural architecture of Cogne, are well suited to house a museum that tells the story of the traditional architecture, homes, family life, agricultural organisation and forest environment, mines, objects, sacred art, beliefs, legends, language and literature of Aosta Valley in former times.
During summer 2021 the Maison Dayné hosts two photographic exhibitions:
- photographic exhibition Cogne and Turin. Artists and craftsmen in the target.
- photographic exhibition Gran Paradiso Ski Club. 100 years.
- exhibition Marco Lavarello and Cogne. Fragments of a love speech.
Maison Gérard Dayné offers a corner where people who need working or studying can do it in tranquillity (reservation is recommended).