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Fishing and lake Ecomuseum

Museum, Science and technology, Folk art and traditions, Arts and culture, Trades, Local history in Thonon-les-Bains
  • The fishing and lake open-air museum opened in 1987 and has found its place in the heart of the fishing village in Port de Rives. It is sheltered by three traditional huts and beats to the tune of the professional fishermen who are never far away.

  • The Ecomusée de la Pêche et du Lac (open-air fishing and lake museum) is on Thonon-les-Bains’ fishing port in traditional fishing huts. It is strongly influenced by professional fishermen past and present and visitors can admire their work before heading off to explore the lake’s ecosystem.

    History and techniques: the open-air museum tracks the evolution of local fisheries science techniques, fishing with a "big spear" to catching crayfish. All Lake Geneva’s fishing equipment and tools...
    The Ecomusée de la Pêche et du Lac (open-air fishing and lake museum) is on Thonon-les-Bains’ fishing port in traditional fishing huts. It is strongly influenced by professional fishermen past and present and visitors can admire their work before heading off to explore the lake’s ecosystem.

    History and techniques: the open-air museum tracks the evolution of local fisheries science techniques, fishing with a "big spear" to catching crayfish. All Lake Geneva’s fishing equipment and tools are on display: Boats, motors, nets and keepnets.

    Observe the lake fish, trout, perch and even Arctic char in the four aquariums.

    A display of stuffed lake-dwelling birds will help you recognise the species in the natural habitat.

    The museum has had a large interactive game since 2007 for kids to put fish and birds in their rightful place in the ecosystem. This fun and educational site is ideal for solo visits and family outings!
    Individual guided tours are available without reservation
  • Partner of the "Pass Léman": free entrance for all Pass Léman holders, valid for 48 hours on many activities in Thonon and at the tourist offices of the Alpes du Léman region and Destination Léman
  • Environment
    • Lakeside or by stretch of water
    • In town
    • Close to a public transportation
  • Spoken languages
    • German
    • English
    • French
    • Dutch
  • Documentation
Services
  • Accessibility
    • Hearing disability
  • Activities
    • Activities
  • Equipment
    • Parking nearby
  • Services
    • Self-guided visits (groups only)
    • Guided visits (groups only)
    • Educational visits
    • Guided tours
    • Self-guided visits
    • No pets allowed
Rates
Payment methods
  • Cash
  • Rates
    Full price : 2.70 €.
    Twinned tickets with the Musée du Chablais full price: 4.30€.

    Reduced rate: 2.30€.
    Guided tour reduced rate: 2.90€.
    Combined tickets with the Musée du Chablais reduced rate : 3.20€
    (Seniors, children from 11 to 18 years old, teachers, unemployed, disabled persons, leisure card).

    Groups (from 10 people and on reservation): 2.30€.
    Accompanying adults are free.

    Free for children under 18 years old.

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Openings
  • From June 1, 2023
    until June 30, 2023
  • From July 1, 2023
    until August 31, 2023
  • From September 1, 2023
    until September 30, 2023
  • Monday
    Closed
    -
  • Tuesday
    Closed
    -
  • Wednesday
    2:30 PM - 6:00 PM
  • Thursday
    2:30 PM - 6:00 PM
  • Friday
    2:30 PM - 6:00 PM
  • Saturday
    2:30 PM - 6:00 PM
  • Sunday
    2:30 PM - 6:00 PM
  • Monday
  • Tuesday
  • Wednesday
  • Thursday
  • Friday
  • Saturday
  • Sunday
  • Monday
    Closed
    -
  • Tuesday
    Closed
    -
  • Wednesday
    2:30 PM - 6:00 PM
  • Thursday
    2:30 PM - 6:00 PM
  • Friday
    2:30 PM - 6:00 PM
  • Saturday
    2:30 PM - 6:00 PM
  • Sunday
    2:30 PM - 6:00 PM
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