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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).

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.


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€.


From 09/01 to 18/06 between 2.30 pm and 6.30 pm.
Closed Saturday and Sunday.
Closed exceptionally on Easter Monday, Feast of the Ascension, May 1st and May 8th.
Open exceptionally on 17/06.
Open on 17 June 2023 for the European Archeology Days.

From 19/06 to 03/09 between 2.30 pm and 6.30 pm.
Closed on Sunday.

From 04/09 to 22/12 between 2.30 pm and 6.30 pm.
Closed Saturday and Sunday.
Closed exceptionally on November 1st and November 11th.
Open on 16 and 17 September 2023 for the European Heritage Days.


Adult: 3.50 to 7 €

Child : 2 to 4.50 €

Group adults: 3.50 to 7 €

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)= Adult: 7€ - Child: 4,50€

Reduced price -50% for job seekers, students, handicapped persons.

Guided visit pass from 15€.


Telephone : + 33 (0)4 50 32 45 99

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