Fondation Pierre Gianadda

Rue du Forum 59, 1920 Martigny


Description

In the spring of 1976, the engineer Léonard Gianadda discovered the remains of a Gallo-Roman temple on a plot of land he owned. He decided to set up a foundation that would preserve the memory of his brother, who died in a plane crash shortly after the discovery.

Today, the Foundation stages 3 art exhibitions a year, with works of art coming fom private collections and from the world's major museums. The gardens are open for a stroll through the Sculpture Park, and to see the Gallo-Roman remains. The main archeological relics discovered during the excavations in Martigny are in exhibition at the Gallo-Roman Museum, and some fifty vintage cars can be seen in the Automobile Museum. The Foundation also houses the Louis and Evelyn Frank Collection, as well as a space dedicated to the inventions of Leonardo da Vinci.

At the exibition basement, the most beautiful Swiss museum houses about fifty ancient cars, ready to use - there you can admire remarkable collection of cars made in Switzerland.



Contact

+41 27 722 39 78


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Saison

Open all year long



Description

In the spring of 1976, the engineer Léonard Gianadda discovered the remains of a Gallo-Roman temple on a plot of land he owned. He decided to set up a foundation that would preserve the memory of his brother, who died in a plane crash shortly after the discovery. Today, the Foundation stages 3 art exhibitions a year, with works of art coming fom private collections and from the world's major museums. The gardens are open for a stroll through the Sculpture Park, and to see the Gallo-Roman remains. The main archeological relics discovered during the excavations in Martigny are in exhibition at the Gallo-Roman Museum, and some fifty vintage cars can be seen in the Automobile Museum. The Foundation also houses the Louis and Evelyn Frank Collection, as well as a space dedicated to the inventions of Leonardo da Vinci. At the exibition basement, the most beautiful Swiss museum houses about fifty ancient cars, ready to use - there you can admire remarkable collection of cars made in Switzerland.



Opening

Summer Exhibitions:
Mo, Tu, We, Th, Fr, Sa, Su
09:00 - 19:00

Other Exhibitions:
Mo, Tu, We, Th, Fr, Sa, Su
10:00 - 18:00



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