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

Espace Ella Maillart (permanent exhibition) in Chandolin:

On account of the current pandemic, the exhibition at Espace Ella Maillart is closed until 30 November 2020, and beyond this date if necessary.

Please contact the Chandolin Tourist Office in case of questions:
Tel.  +41 (0)27 476 17 15

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