• Cultural

Exposition écomusée de la pêche et du lac

Opened in 1987, the Fishing and Lake Ecomuseum naturally found a home in a fishing village in the Port de Rives. Set up in three traditional huts, it keeps alive the memory of professional fishermen in Lake Geneva, but also reflects their work today.

Cultural Exposition écomusée de la pêche et du lac Thonon-les-Bains


On Sunday 01 September 2019 from 14:30:00 in 18:00:00
Thonon-les-Bains (74200)

Old and new boats, engines, fishing nets and traps are displayed, giving a wide view of the tools used in lake fishing. A slide-show presents their life and work in all four seasons. The museum traces the development of local fishing techniques, from the «big pick» to catching signal crayfish. Then set off to meet some representatives of the fish community «in flesh and bones» in four special aquariums. Noble species (perch, vendace, Arctic char) or less noble (carp, roach) will swim before your eyes. You can also see an exhibition of stuffed lakeside birds so that you will immediately recognise them when you see them in their natural environment!


Reduced price: 2.20 €, Adult: 2.60 €.

Free entry for children < 18 years.

Methods of payment accepted : Cash, Bank/credit card


Open to children
Languages spoken : French


From 01/07 to 31/08
Opening hours on Wednesday, Thursday, Friday, Saturday and Sunday between 10 am and 12.30 pm and between 2.30 pm and 6 pm.

From 01/09 to 30/09, daily between 2.30 pm and 6 pm.


Port de Rives 74200 Thonon-les-Bains

  • Not accessible in a wheelchair
Information update on 26/05/2022 by Office de Tourisme de Thonon-les-Bains