Alexandra David-Neel House

Alexandra David-Neel House © City of Digne les Bains
Alexandra David-Neel House © City of Digne les Bains
Garden path of the Alexandra David-Neel House © City of Digne les Bains
Ascent to the Alexandra David-Neel House © City of Digne les Bains
Alexandra David-Neel House © Francois-Xavier Emery, 2019
Alexandra David-Neel House © Francois-Xavier Emery, 2019

Alexandra David-Neel House
Alexandra David-Neel House
Garden path of the Alexandra David-Neel House
Ascent to the Alexandra David-Neel House
Alexandra David-Neel House
Alexandra David-Neel House
Alexandra David-Neel, a woman of letters, was the first European woman to enter the Forbidden City of Lhasa, Tibet, in 1924.

Description

If Alexandra David-Neel spent 25 years of her life in Asia, if she was the first European woman to go to the forbidden city of Lhasa, her travels do not make her “just” an explorer. They nourish a work of considerable density and strength. They reveal totally innovative perspectives to Western thought at the beginning of the XNUMXth century that are still topical.
She projects us into a future that she wanted full of freedom, knowledge and wisdom, like the life she had chosen with courage and stubbornness.
Currently, the impact of this exceptional life is still visible, both in artistic circles (creation of an opera, writing of choreography, production of comic strips, documentaries, exhibitions, etc.) and philosophical, as shown by the extensive research on his texts and his explorations.
It is therefore today, through the different but inseparable aspects of the work that we conduct (house, museum, garden) to reflect the tremendous diversity and modernity of his work.

Distinctions:
The Alexandra David-Neel House has been listed in the inventory of historical monuments since 1996. It has also been one of the 110 "Illustrious French Houses" since 2011, a prize recognizing the homes of personalities who have distinguished themselves in political history. , social and cultural. Samten Dzong has been part of the Federation of Writers' Houses and Literary Heritage since 2007.

In the event of the lifting of sanitary measures, the visit of the villa is made by reservation by telephone.
No reservation will be taken into account by e-mail.

COVID 19 special provisions

We are attentive to health developments and compliance with the health rules in force. We are committed to an approach that respects the recommendations made by the various competent authorities. Do not hesitate to contact us to know them.

Spoken languages

  • English

Labels & accessibility

  • Point of interest Route napoleon
  • Haute Provence members

Adapted tourism

  • Wheelchair accessible with assistance
  • Smooth rolling and barrier-free ground
  • Minimum passage width of 90 cm
  • Interior doors with easy openings
  • Reception desk between 70 and 80 cm high
  • WC + grab bar + circulation space
  • Site, building partially accessible
  • Possibility to drop someone off in front of the site
  • 1 single step <15 cm
  • Heavy door
  • Decline> 5% but reasonable

Visit

Individual

  • Permanent individual guided tours

Groupes

  • Guided group tours on request

Supplement to the visit

In order to preserve the site, group visits are limited to 8 people.

Situation

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Comfort / services

  • Shop
  • Air conditioner
  • Parking nearby
  • Show room
  • Meeting room
  • Toilets
  • Guided tours
  • Educational visits
  • Public toilets

Activities on site

  • Animation
  • Children's entertainment
  • Temporary exhibitions
  • Botanical route

Prices

Full price: from 6 to 8 € (full visit: museum + guided tour of the city + garden: 8€.
Visit museum + garden OR only guided visit of the villa: 6€)
Reduced price: €4 (Museum Passport and CCAS card)
Adult group: from 6 to 10 €
Group of children (12 years old): from 0 to 30 €.

Free for children under 12, the press, students.

Guided tour of the house (8 people max.) only by telephone registration on + 33 (0)4 92 31 32 38.
Tours every hour from 10:30 a.m. to 16:30 p.m.

Free for ICOM card holders and the 1st Sunday of the month.

Free admission applies to the museum and garden.
No free admission for the guided tour of the house.

Payment method

  • Bank / credit card
  • Check
  • Cash
  • Transfer

Opening

From 01/04 to 30/11/2022 between 10 a.m. and 18 p.m.
Closed on Mondays.
Exceptional closures on Easter Monday, Ascension Thursday, Whit Monday, May 1, May 8, November 1 and November 11.