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

Museum Butterflies and Insects Museum Faverges-Seythenex


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: since 2022, an exhibition on the endemic fauna of Madagascar with more than 300 butterflies and insects from that area.
To round off the tour, live insects are on display in terrariums (currently under work).

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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: 7€ (instead of 9€). Children from 5 to 14: 4,50€ (instead of 6€).


    Adult: 4 €
    Child : 3 €
    Group adults: 3.50 €
    Group children : 2.50 €.

    Free entry for children < 5 years.
    Child entry valid for 5 - 14 years.
    Group rate available for > 20 people.

    "3 sites 3 histoires" Pass: Butterflies and Insects Museum, Archaeological Museum and Keep of the Faverges Lords: 8€/adult (instead of 8,40€). 5,50€/child (5-14).
    Free: children under 5.
    Guided visit: 15€ (only by reservation).

    Methods of payment accepted : Check, Travellers Cheque, Cash


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


    From 17/06 to 31/08
    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 01/09 to 16/06, daily.
    Closed exceptionally on January 1st, May 1st, November 1st and December 25th.
    By appointment for groups every day of the year.
    Wednesdays from 1:30 to 5:00 pm by appointment only (minimum 5 people).

    Labels and rating

    Private museum

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


    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"

    • Mental disability
    • Accessible for wheelchairs with assistance
    • Accessible for self-propelled wheelchairs
    • Even flooring with no obstacles
    • Absence of protrusions > 2 cm
    • WC + grab handle + adequate space to move
    • Site, building totally accessible
    • Possibility of drop-off in front of the site

    Number of people in situation of reduced mobility site capacity : 10

    Information update on 19/03/2024 by Office de Tourisme des Sources du Lac d'Annecy