Over 5000 butterflies and insects from the 5 continents. There are only 3 museum of this kind in France. Stick insects in the vivarium. Souvenirs, gifts and postcards.

Museum Butterflies and Insects Museum Faverges-Seythenex

About

Faverges-Seythenex (74210)
Animals not allowed
Unguided individual tours available permanently
Unguided individual tours on request
Guided individual tours on request
Average duration of an individual visit : 01h00

3 rooms with over 5000 butterflies and insects from the 5 continents. The 1st room contains European fauna, with a special focus on the diurnal butterflies from the Massif des Bauges Regional Nature Reserve. The 2nd room offers a rich insight into the butterflies and insects from the Upper Amazon Basin. In the 3rd room, visitors can look at butterflies from Africa and Asia as well as stunningly spectacular giant insects.
An area is dedicated to temporary exhibitions: from 2022, an exhibition on the endemic fauna of Madagascar.
To round off the tour, live insects are on display in terrariums.

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    Discover the "3 sites 3 histoires" Pass:
    Visit three sites with one ticket: the Butterflies and Insects Museum, the Archaeological Museum and the Keep of the Faverges Lords.
    Prices for adults: 6€ (instead of 9€). Children from 5 to 14: 4,25€ (instead of 6€).

    Prices

    From 06/09/2021 to 19/06/2022
    Adult: 3 to 4 €
    Child : 2 €
    Group adults: 3 €
    Group children : 2 €.

    From 20/06 to 04/09/2022
    Adult: 3 to 4 €
    Child : 2 €
    Group adults: 3 €
    Group children : 2 €.

    From 06/09/2022 to 19/06/2023
    Adult: 3 to 4 €
    Child : 2 €
    Group adults: 3 €
    Group children : 2 €.

    Free entry for children < 5 years.
    Child entry valid for 5 - 14 years.
    Group rate available for > 10 people.

    "3 sites 3 histoires" Pass: Butterflies and Insects Museum, Archaeological Museum and Keep of the Faverges Lords: 7€/adult (instead of 8,40€). 4,50€/child (5-14).
    Free: children under 5.

    Methods of payment accepted : Check, Chèques Vacances, Cash

    Reception

    Animals not allowed
    Languages spoken : English, German, French
    Languages of documentation : English, French
    Languages visits : German, French
    Languages informatives signs : English, French

    Opening

    From 20/06 to 04/09
    Opening hours on Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday and Friday between 2 pm and 6.30 pm. On Saturday between 10 am and 12 pm and between 2 pm and 4 pm.
    Closed on Sunday.

    From 06/09 to 19/06.
    Closed on Sunday.
    Closed exceptionally on January 1st, May 1st, May 8th, November 1st, November 11th and December 25th.
    By appointment.
    During school holidays: Monday through Saturday by appointment.

    Labels and rating

    Private museum

    Services
    • Educational visits
    • Set down on-site for groups
    Equipments
    • Toilets
    • Parking
    • Car park
    • Coach parking
    Activities
    • Temporary exhibition

    Access

    293 chemin de la Vie plaine Château de Faverges Faverges 74210 Faverges-Seythenex

    At Faverges castle.
    Annecy-Albertville Bus line LIHSA 51 - Bus stop FAVERGES "La Soierie"

    • Even flooring with no obstacles
    • Absence of slope > 5%
    • Accessible for wheelchairs with assistance
    • Absence of protrusions > 2 cm
    • Site, building totally accessible
    • Possibility of drop-off in front of the site
    • WC + grab handle + adequate space to move
    • Absence of steps
    • Accessible for self-propelled wheelchairs
    • Mental disability
    Information update on 11/05/2022 by Office de Tourisme des Sources du Lac d'Annecy