Visit of the butterfly museum

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  • Butterflies and Insects Museum Faverges

Opening period

From 17/06 to 31/08 between 2 pm and 6.30 pm.
Closed on Sunday.
Monday through Friday: from 2:00 pm to 6:30 pm
Saturday: from 10:00 am to 12:00 am and from 2:00 pm to 6:30 pm.


Over 5000 butterflies and insects from the 5 continents. The only museum of its kind in Savoie and Haute-Savoie. 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 Park. 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 very spectacular giant insects.
An area is dedicated to temporary exhibitions: last season for the exhibition on the fauna of Central and Eastern Siberia and Central Asia.
To round off the tour, live insects are on display in terrariums.


Adult: from 4 €, Child : from 3 € (from 5 to 14 years old), Group adults: from 3.50 € (From 20 persons), Group children : from 2.50 € (From 20 persons).

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 Castle Tower of the Faverges Lords: 7€/adult (instead of 8,40€). 4,50€/child (5-14).
Free: children under 5.

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