Espace Ella Maillart

Chandolin and friends of Ella Maillart wished to pay homage to the traveller, writer and photographer who was, for half a century (1946 – 1997) one of the village's most illustrous guests. A permanent display was installed in Chandolin's former Saint-Barbe chapel, located in the old part of the village. The exhibition also recalls her career as a sportswoman and lecturer. Drawn from Ella Maillart's collection of images and documents, several showcases display photographs, drawings, articles, posters and objects collected during her travels. A selection of Ella Maillart's own photographs and DVDs of interviews complete the exhibition. If you are interested in joining the association The Friends of Ella Maillart, please contact

For the duration of the Covid-19 pandemic, please visit the Chandolin Tourist Office before going to see the Ella Maillart exhibition. You will be given an entry code and other important information. The number of visitors at the Ella Maillart exhibition is limited to four persons at a time. See below for the address and opening hours of the Tourist Office.

Opening hours of Espace Ella Maillart (permanent exhibition) in Chandolin

Office du Tourisme de Chandolin
Route de Plampras 9
3961 Chandolin
Tel.  +41 (0)27 476 17 15

Opening hours of the Tourist Office from 18 December 2021 to 24 April 2022:
Monday to Saturday: 8:00 - 12:00, 14:00 - 18:00
Sunday: 8.00 - 12:00, 13:00 - 16:30

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