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Bugey-Valromey Museum

Museum, Sciences and technology, Arts and culture, Occupations, Craft/Artisanat, Folk arts and popular traditions, Local history, Museum of France, Departmental museum in Arvière-en-Valromey
  • Discover the different faces of Bugey and gain an insight into the drive and way of life of the locals, such as their handicrafts, agriculture and customs, the region’s most notable figures, its wildlife and landscapes, not forgetting their incredible collection of turned wood artwork.

  • Located in a carefully preserved Renaissance-style house, at the foot of Grand Colombier Mountain, the Bugey-Valromey Museum will transport you through centuries of Bugey life, from the 19th century to today.

    The kitchen and scullery with a slopstone sink, the bedroom, cellar and outhouse and the dovecotes provide the stage for reconstructions and displays of the museum’s collections. The area’s history, significant people, daily life, geography and wildlife, means of transportation and...
    Located in a carefully preserved Renaissance-style house, at the foot of Grand Colombier Mountain, the Bugey-Valromey Museum will transport you through centuries of Bugey life, from the 19th century to today.

    The kitchen and scullery with a slopstone sink, the bedroom, cellar and outhouse and the dovecotes provide the stage for reconstructions and displays of the museum’s collections. The area’s history, significant people, daily life, geography and wildlife, means of transportation and landscapes are just some of the main themes presented in the exhibitions.

    Wood has always been, and continues to be, one of the area’s most important resources. An underlying theme of the visit, wood is featured in several of the museum’s collections, such as in the workshops which showcase the tools and material used in woodcraft professions (e.g. lumberjacks, coal producers, wheelwrights, coopers and woodturners). More impressive yet is the collection of turned artwork produced by 30 international artists, on display in the Renaissance house.

    Bugey also has a remarkable natural landscape of green countryside and rolling hills - the view from the museum illustrates this. It is therefore no surprise that artists have always been inspired by its landscapes; and hikers by its valleys.

    From April to November, the museum calendar is marked by an excellent cultural programme that brings together quality and conviviality, offering something for all tastes and all ages!

    Free individual visits at all times.
    Guided group visits on request: minimum 10 people
    For people with disabilities, an adapted visit is available by appointment.
    Tourisme et Handicap brand - hearing impairment & mental disability
  • Tips
    Garden and picnic area, accessible by museum visitors only.
    Giftshop and bookstore with free access.
    Fun and informative booklets available for children.
  • Environment
    • Mountain view
    • Village centre
    • Close to GR footpath
    • Panoramic view
  • Spoken languages
    • English
  • Tourism and handicap
Services
  • Accessibility
    • Hearing disability
    • Mental disability
    • Visual disability
    • Accessible for wheelchairs with assistance
    • Reserved space 330 cm wide < 100 m from the site
    • Minimum aisle width of 90 cm
    • Doors >=77 cm wide
    • Reception desk between 70-80 cm high
    • WC + grab handle + adequate space to move
    • Incline >5% but reasonable
    • Visual alarm with flash light
    • Magnetic loop available at the reception
    • Relief map, tactile model or audio device description available at the reception
    • Reception staff sensitized to the reception of people with disabilities
  • Activities
    • Handicrafts workshops
    • Permanent exhibition
    • Temporary exhibition
    • Shows
    • Activity
    • Children's entertainment
    • Concert
    • Pedestrian sports
    • Hike on foot
    • Wood work
    • Board games
    • Plastic arts
    • Creative hobbies
  • Equipment
    • Covered picnic area
    • Car park
    • Free car park
    • Coach parking
    • Film room
    • Defibrillator
    • Picnic area
    • Exhibition space
    • Toilets
    • Entertainments room
  • Services
    • Shop
    • Set down on-site for groups
    • Tourist brochures
    • Tourist information
    • Concert/events
    • Seminar/meeting
Rates
Payment methods
  • Bank/credit card
  • Check
  • Travellers Cheque
  • Cash
  • From March 15, 2024 to November 15, 2024
  • Full price
    7 €
  • Reduced price
    4 €
Openings
  • From March 15, 2024
    until November 15, 2024
  • Monday
    Closed
    -
  • Tuesday
    Closed
    -
  • Wednesday
    10:00 AM - 6:00 PM
  • Thursday
    10:00 AM - 6:00 PM
  • Friday
    10:00 AM - 6:00 PM
  • Saturday
    10:00 AM - 6:00 PM
  • Sunday
    10:00 AM - 6:00 PM
  • Open all year long for group bookings.
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