in Digne-les-Bains

Maison Alexandra David-Neel

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

The Alexandra David-Neel House has been listed in the inventory of historic monuments since 1996. It is also one of the 110 “Illustrious French Houses” since 2011, an award recognizing the residences 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.

The visit of the villa is made by reservation required by telephone.
No reservation will be taken into account by e-mail.
Further information) :
Mandatory reservation.
We speak French


  • History
  • famous men

Location details

  • Public transport stop within 500 m
  • Bus stop within 500 m
  • In the city


Minimum group size: 8 people

Language(s) of the visit


Individual visit services

  • Permanent individual guided tours


Opening hours from 01 April to 30 November 2024
TuesdayOpen from 10 a.m. to 18 p.m.
WednesdayOpen from 10 a.m. to 18 p.m.
ThursdayOpen from 10 a.m. to 18 p.m.
FridayOpen from 10 a.m. to 18 p.m.
SaturdayOpen from 10 a.m. to 18 p.m.
SundayOpen from 10 a.m. to 18 p.m.
Opening hours from December 01 to December 31, 2024
TuesdayOpen from 14 a.m. to 17 p.m.
WednesdayOpen from 14 a.m. to 17 p.m.
ThursdayOpen from 14 a.m. to 17 p.m.
FridayOpen from 14 a.m. to 17 p.m.
SaturdayOpen from 14 a.m. to 17 p.m.
SundayOpen from 14 a.m. to 17 p.m.

Exceptional Closure(s)

  • 01/01/2024
  • 01/04/2024
  • 09/05/2024
  • 20/05/2024
  • 01/05/2024
  • 08/05/2024
  • 01/11/2024
  • 11/11/2024
  • 25/12/2024



6 €8 €
6 €8 €
-6 €
Student fee
-6 €
6 €8 €
Big family
6 €8 €
6 €8 €
Adult group
6 €10 €
Children group
-30 €
Guided tour of the house (8 people max.) only by telephone registration on + 33 (0)4 92 31 32 38.
Visits every hour from 10:30 a.m. until 16:30 p.m.

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

Free admission applies to the museum and garden.
No free admission for the guided tour of the house.
Free for children under: 12 years old

Payment methods

  • Bank / credit card
  • Cheque
  • Cash
  • Bank transfer
  • Contactless payment



  • Toilets
  • Air-conditioning
  • Show room
  • Meeting room
  • Parking nearby


  • Educational visits
  • Yarn
  • Guided tours

Activities on site

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

Home animals

Pets are not accepted

Adapted tourism

Adapted service: Wheelchair accessible with assistance, Hard surface, Clear circulation area, WC + grab bar + circulation space, Possibility of dropping someone off in front of the site, Access ramp

Physical disability

The site is accessible to accompanied people with reduced mobility, except for the upper floor of the house.
From 6 € / adult


27 avenue du Maréchal Juin
04000 Digne-les-Bains
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