Maison musée Jean Paul II
The local council of Introd, with the support of Aosta Valley Autonomous Region and in cooperation with the Vatican has promoted the creation of Maison Musée Jean Paul II. The museum was founded as a tribute to Holy Father John Paul II, who honoured Aosta Valley with his presence for many years.
The museum is located in Les Combes, a small hamlet in the municipality of Introd. This village is now called “Lieu dit du Saint Père”; Pope John Paul II spent ten years’ holidays here. Pope Benedict XVI also spent his holidays here for three years, including his stay between the 18th and the 29th of July 2009.
Maison Musée Jean Paul II houses an exhibition of objects that used to belong to John Paul II, including gifts given to him during his pastoral trips, and every-day objects.
The museum is enriched by numerous photographs taken during the most intense moments of his long pontificate. Fondation Grand Paradis mainly deals with the promotion of the Museum, thanks to an agreement with Introd Municipality and with DIVA Cooperative that manages the daily opening.
The entrance at the Museum is included in our “through ticket” that gives access to all ten sites that are managed and promoted by Fondation Grand Paradis.