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Viuz-Faverges Archeological Museum

Travel back in time from Prehistory to the Middle Ages with objects found during excavations in Faverges and its surroundings. Then you can visit the nearby Romanesque church, architectural heritage of five periods of construction (1st - 19th century).

Museum Viuz-Faverges Archeological Museum Faverges-Seythenex


Faverges-Seythenex (74210)
Animals allowed
Unguided individual tours available permanently
Guided individual tours on request
Average duration of an individual visit : 00h45

The Viuz Faverges Archeological Museum consists of three rooms filled with artifacts found locally during tests and formal excavations. These objects, ranging from the commonplace to the extraordinary, illustrate the history of human settlement in the area. From the stone Age, axes and tools; from the bronze and iron Ages, jewelry, coins, pottery, tools as well as a huge gallo-roman cauldron. The museum is located next to the Viuz Saint Jean-Baptiste church, whose Romanesque choir dates back to the 12th Century and houses older foundations of several successive buildings dating back to gallo-roman times as well as early christianity. An exceptional and unique whole in Savoie.

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    Discover the "3 sites 3 histoires" Pass:
    3 visits with one ticket: the Butterflies and Insects museum, the Archaeological museum and the Keep of the Faverges Lords.
    Adult ticket: 7€ (instead of 9€). Children from 5 to 14 years old: 4,50€ (instead of 6€).
    In the summer, every Tuesday at 5pm: Guided tour "2500 years of History told through archaeology" (church + museum): children 3€, adults 4€.


    Adult: 4 to 8 €
    Child : 2.50 to 5.50 €
    Group adults: 3.50 to 8 €
    Group children : 2 to 9 €.

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

    Pass 3 sites set price: Archeologic and Butterfly museums + Castle tower)
    Reduced price -50% for job seekers, students, handicapped persons.
    Guided visit pass from 15€.

    Methods of payment accepted : Check, Cash, Bank/credit card, Travellers Cheque, Credit transfer


    Animals allowed
    Languages spoken : German, English, French, Italian
    Languages of documentation : English, French
    Languages visits : English, French, Italian
    Languages informatives signs : English, French


    From 01/01 to 16/06 between 2.30 pm and 6.30 pm.
    Closed Saturday and Sunday.
    Closed exceptionally on January 1st, Easter Monday, Feast of the Ascension, May 1st and May 8th.

    From 17/06 to 31/08 between 2.30 pm and 6.30 pm.
    Closed on Sunday.

    From 02/09 to 20/12 between 2.30 pm and 6.30 pm.
    Closed Saturday and Sunday.
    Closed exceptionally on November 1st and November 11th.
    Open on 21 and 22 September 2024 for the European Heritage Days.

    Labels and rating

    Private museum

    • Pets welcome
    • Toilets
    • Car park
    • Parking
    • Coach parking
    • Activity
    • Children's entertainment
    • Temporary exhibition


    855 route de Viuz Faverges 74210 Faverges-Seythenex

    Annecy-Albertville Bus line LIHSA 51 - Bus stop "Pont Englannaz"

    • Hearing disability
    • Mental disability
    • Visual disability
    • Accessible for wheelchairs with assistance
    • Accessible for self-propelled wheelchairs
    • Absence of protrusions > 2 cm
    • Minimum aisle width of 90 cm
    • WC + grab handle + adequate space to move
    • Reception staff sensitized to the reception of people with disabilities

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

    More informations

    Information update on 25/03/2024 by Office de Tourisme des Sources du Lac d'Annecy