Butterflies and Insects Museum

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

Opening period

From 17/06 to 31/08/2024
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).


Over 5000 butterflies and insects from the 5 continents. There are only 3 museum of this kind in France. 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: 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).


  • 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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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: 7€/adult (instead of 8,40€). 4,50€/child (5-14).
Free: children under 5.
Guided visit: 15€ (only by reservation).

Accepted means of payment
  • Check
  • Travellers Cheque
  • Cash

Tourism and Disability

  • 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
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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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