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.
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 ...
Castle of Montveran
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...
Vineyards and Discovery Accreditation
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,...
Museum of the natural reserve
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...
Discover the stars with the Lèbe observatory! It has advanced equipment, fun workshops and welcomes you day or evening. Observations, planetarium, Way of the Stars, and many activities are o...
Les Grottes de la Balme
Dare indoor adventure... Rare and exceptional natural site, the Caves Of La Balme offer a great indoor activity made for the whole family ! No Sanitary Pass required.
For more than 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 pat...
Stone Tools Museum
The museum contains tools related to the trades of quarrymen, stonecutters, masons and sculptors.
An edifice dating from the 14th century where you can learn all about the history of Culoz from the Mesolithic era to the present day, including the CIAT (industrial company) and the town’s ...
Museum of Resistance and Deportation
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...
Zoo : Le Domaine des Fauves
Les Abrets en Dauphiné
Furry and feathered species you don't see everywhere. Different kinds of activities and animations in addition to the visit. Unusual accomodation experience with the lodge among the wolves p...
Winemaking Traditions Museum
The Musée des Traditions Vigneronnes (Museum of Winegrowing Traditions) houses one of the largest and most beautiful collections of ancient tools (over 1300) and objects related to the work ...