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Butterflies and Insects Museum


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.


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: 6€ (instead of 9€). Children from 5 to 14: 4,25€ (instead of 6€).

Covid-19 special services

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


From 01/01 to 16/06, every Wednesday between 2.30 pm and 6.30 pm.
During school holidays: Monday through Saturday by appointment.

From 17/06 to 07/09 between 2.30 pm and 6.30 pm.
Closed on Sunday.
Monday through Friday: from 2:30pm to 6:30pm.
Saturday: from 10am to 12pm and from 2pm to 4pm.

From 18/09 to 31/12, every Wednesday between 2.30 pm and 6.30 pm.
During school holidays: Monday through Saturday by appointment.

Closed on 01/01, 01/05, 08/05, 01/11, 11/11 and 25/12.


Adult: 3.50 €

Child (5-14 years): 2.50 €.

Free entry for children < 5 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.

Infos complémentaires
  • Services : Guided individual toursUnguided group toursGuided group toursEducational visitsSet down on-site for groupsGuided toursUnguided individual tours
  • Équipements : ToiletsCar parkParkingCoach parking
  • Paiement : ChequeChèques VacancesCash
  • Langues parlées : GermanEnglishFrench
  • Animaux acceptés : Non

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          As a follow-up to the measures taken by the Prime Minister, we inform you that the Maison du Tourisme du Pays d'Albertville located in the Olympic Hall of Albertville opens its doors today to the public at the usual times to find you at last.

          From monday to saturday 9:00 am to 12 / 2 pm to 6 pm 


          All sanitary measures have been taken to welcome you safely in our premises.




          Your shops and services adapt to the health crisis to best meet your expectations

          Discover the list of local producers and hosts concerned below

          More information on the special COVID provisions of our merchants!


          In the meantime, we ask you to please take care of yourself and your loved ones!