Musée du Bugey Valromey de LochieuMusée du Bugey Valromey de Lochieu
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The Bugey Valromey Museum

At the foot of the Grand Colombier, the Bugey Valromey museum invites you to have a look at the cultural heritage of Brillat-Savarin’s country through rich ethnographic, historical and artistic collections presenting Bugey’s geography, its famous people and the daily life of its inhabitants through the ages.

A museum about history and people

of Bugey

A museum to discover the different faces of Bugey and understand local life and activities: crafts, customs, famous people, wildlife, landscape…

At the gates of Lyon, Switzerland and Savoy, a few kilometers away from the vineyards, the Bugey-Valromey museum invites you to discover the different aspects of Bugey in the past and today.

Its collections and reconstructions spread out in a Renaissance house and its museography is an invitation to look at this mid-mountain society.

The wood, always being an important part of life in this area, is omnipresent in its collections: tools, machines, toys, a turner’s workshop… but also with one of the largest collections of turned wood artworks.

Bugey is also a territory of nature, the panorama from the museum is a beautiful example. From time immemorial, its landscapes have inspired artists and its valleys have inspired hikers.

A rich program combining quality and conviviality punctuates the season for all tastes and all ages.

Opening period
From March 15 to November 15 from 10 a.m. to 6 p.m.
Closed on Mondays and Tuesdays.
Exceptional closing on May 1.
Groups and schools: open all year long by reservation.

Find the dates of creative workshops, exhibitions, lectures, guided tours, yog art sessions at the museum, documentary film screenings, hikes, and flash tours on the Bugey Valromey Museum calendar.

Focus on...

The Museum of the Resistance and Deportation

To visit in the region

At the heart of a territory full of history, in the former prison of the city of Nantua, the Resistance museum invites you to a lively and accessible journey on the Second World War in Ain and in France.

The various themes are illustrated by an exceptional collection originally assembled by protagonists of the time. Posters, everyday objects, uniforms, testimonies… perpetuate the work of memory.

Guided tours, flash visits, workshops, animations for families, conferences, exhibitions… many animations are organized from March to November.

The Valromey dairy

The Comté from Valromey

A few steps away from the Bugey Valromey Museum in Lochieu, discover a dairy production at the Fruitière du Valromey.

Equipped with a tour area explaining the making of Comté, an exhibition room and a store, the Fruitière du Valromey sells Comté, tomme, raclette, butter, cream and fromage blanc.

Near the Museum