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Museums and Heritage Centres

Museums and Heritage Centres

Bugey has lots of cultural venues where regional history and traditions are kept alive and visitors get a real insight into local life.

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Génissiat Dam

Injoux-Génissiat

Europe’s first major hydroelectric dam. The construction began in 1936 and it was finished in 1948. Things to see: the surface spillway on the right bank. This is a long channel ending with ...

Stone Tools Museum

Vongnes

You will discover through two museums different craftsmanship: wine grower and stonecutter. You will certainly be impressed by our corkscrew and shot glasses collections!

Winemaking Traditions Museum

Vongnes

You will discover through two museums different craftsmanship: wine grower and stonecutter. You will certainly be impressed by our corkscrew and shot glasses collections!

Castle of Montveran

Culoz

This magnificent castle was built in 1316 by Pierre de Luyrieu, high on a rock overlooking the town of Culoz. The castle has remained intact since it was first built except for the towers w...

House of Izieu, Memorial of the exterminated Jewish children

Izieu

In the heart of Bugey, in the south of the Ain department, the Maison d'Izieu is located only 35 minutes from Chambéry and Bourgoin-Jallieu, 1 hour from Lyon, Bourg-en-Bresse, Grenoble or An...

Museum of the natural reserve

Ceyzérieu

A modern, interactive exhibition to help visitors to understand the fauna and flora of the marsh, its history, how it was formed and how it is managed today. The purpose is to provide inform...

Museum of Resistance and Deportation

Nantua

Housed in a 19th-century prison, the Museum of Resistance and Deportation is one of the region’s major museums about the Second World War. Please note that the museum is closed until 10th Se...

Distillery Kario

Belley

For 115 years, the Brothers of the Holy Family have been producing drinks with beneficial properties, a clever mix of alpine plants that are often rare. Label: "Entreprise du patrimoine vi...

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