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

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