The lost world of children's homes

In the mid-20th century, Megève drew in not only skiers in the winter and families of holidaymakers in the summer; children in a fragile state of health also came for long stays, prescribed by doctors, for high-altitude therapy.

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The village's exceptional sunshine levels have earned it a reputation of offering numerous benefits. This favourable climate led to several establishments designed to host children opening at the location and to a rise in paramedical tourism.
Showing of an amateur film of a Megève children's home from the 1930s, from the collection of Cinémathèque des Pays de Savoie et de l’Ain.
Conference on the history of children's homes in Megève, followed by a discussion and eyewitness accounts, chaired by Philippe Deparis.
Display of the personal archives of Alain Arnod-Prin.

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Saturday 19 September 2020 between 6 pm and 7 pm.