Butterflies and Insects Museum

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  • Butterflies and Insects Museum in Faverges
  • Butterflies and Insects Museum Faverges

Opening period

From 15/06 to 15/09 between 2 pm and 6.30 pm.
Closed on Sunday.
Monday through Friday: from 2:00pm to 6:30pm.
Saturday: from 10am to 12pm and from 2pm to 4pm.

From 16/09 to 14/06.
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.


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.

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: in 2018, exhibition on the fauna of Central and Eastern Siberia.
To round off the tour, live insects are on display in terrariums.

Coronavirus information

Open, visit by appointement starting May 25, 2020. Mask compulsory, hand sanitiser at your disposal, no more than 8 persons per room.


  • Toilets
  • Parking
  • Coach parking
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  • Guided individual tours
  • Unguided group tours
  • Guided group tours
  • Educational visits
  • Set down on-site for groups
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From 01/01 to 31/12/2021
Adult: 3.50 €
Child : 2.50 €.

From 01/01 to 31/12/2022
Adult: 3.50 €
Child : 2.50 €.

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.

Accepted means of payment
  • Cheque
  • Chèques Vacances
    Chèques Vacances
  • Cash

Tourism and Disability

  • Mental disability
  • Accessible for self-propelled wheelchairs
  • Even flooring with no obstacles
  • Absence of slope > 5%
  • Absence of protrusions > 2 cm
  • Absence of steps
  • WC + grab handle + adequate space to move
  • Site, building totally accessible
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Information updated by Office de Tourisme des Sources du Lac d'Annecy

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