House Museum John-Paul II
Les Combes museum is a “sanctuary of memories” with images, documents and objects regarding the pontificate of John Paul II. It is a tribute to the Polish Pope who, from 1989 to 2004, chose ten times the Aosta Valley and the village of Les Combes for his summer rest period.
The Maison Musée Jean-Paul II exhibits a series of objects, documents and photographs of the Holy Father which provide a global vision of this pontificate.
This collection, on one hand represents the worldly, apostolic aspect of the Holy Father and, on the other, his residence in Val d’Aosta, through personal objects used during his holidays in Aosta Valley.
A few meters from the museum, the Chapel of San Lorenzo has become a sanctuary dedicated to St. John Paul II which houses a relic of the Holy Father, a lock of hair.
The altar with the image of John Paul II carved in an African mahogany trunk is by the artist Franco Chevrere.