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Exposition 800ème anniversaire de la catastrophe du St Laurent

38520 Le Bourg-d'Oisans

Opening Period

From 18/05 to 31/10/2019, daily.

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800 years ago, on the night of 1219, September 14th to 15th, the dam holding the St-Laurent waters broke up. A devastating stream destroyed everything on its way down and led to a major flood in Grenoble.

This exhibition redraws the lake's history, but also the ones before and after the break-up, from 1219 until 18th century.
Left behind dwellers' claims led to never-ending trials with testimonial records held by the Isère departmental archives.
The Vieille-Morte swamp ends now the Oisans' plain history, which started 30 000 years ago

Opening seasons

  • Autumn
  • Summer
  • Spring

Spoken Languages

  • French

Prices

Free entry.

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