E0##6320## Bugey-Valromey Museum | Office de Tourisme Bugey Sud Grand Colombier

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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 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!


Vineyards and Discovery Accreditation

Open period

From 15/03 to 15/11 between 10 am and 6 pm.
Closed Monday and Tuesday.
Closed exceptionally on May 1st.
Open all year long for group bookings.


Full price: 7 €
Reduced price: 4 €
Disabled: 4 €
Group adults: 5 to 8 €
Group children: 2 to 6 €.

Free entry for children < 18 years, press, accompanying guides, the drivers, Job-seeker.
Group rate available for > 10 people.

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  • Covered picnic area
  • Defibrillator
  • Film room
  • Coach parking
  • Picnic area
  • Exhibition space
  • Toilets
  • Entertainments room
  • Car park
  • Free car park


  • Guided individual tours
  • Unguided group tours
  • Guided group tours
  • Shop
  • Set down on-site for groups
  • Tourist brochures
  • Tourist information
  • Unguided individual tours

Adapted tourism

  • Hearing disability
  • Mental disability
  • Visual disability
  • Reception desk between 70-80 cm high
  • WC + grab handle + adequate space to move
  • Relief map, tactile model or audio device description available at the reception
  • Reception staff sensitized to the reception of people with disabilities

In addition to the reception

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

Spoken languages

  • English

Methods of payment

  • Bank/credit card
  • Check
  • Travellers Cheque
  • Cash
  • Pass’Région
  • Youth chequebook
  • Culture Pass

Good plans

Garden and picnic area, accessible by museum visitors only.
Giftshop and bookstore with free access.
Fun and informative booklets available for children.

3 rue Centrale Lochieu 01260 Arvière-en-Valromey Show / Hide location


Direct, Musée du Bugey-Valromey
  • 04 79 87 52 23
  • animation.museebugey@ain.fr