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In the family

Come and discover our nuggets and enjoy some great family adventures!

Ideas for outings

A thrill for the whole family

Halloween is approaching at a monstrous pace… Here’s our selection for some terribly scary evenings!

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Playing with history

with your family

Lift the mystery about Ars and Trévoux, and discover places brimming with history!

At Trévoux, begin your discovery with Eugène, who will reveal the town’s secrets! This little character from the Family Playbook offers a fun-filled family visit with questions, observations and riddles of all kinds (From age 6. Available from the tourist office).

Want more? Open a timeless parenthesis in the former Principality of Dombes:

  • at Carré Patrimoines, an interpretation center that takes you on a playful journey through history, with models, videos, projections… A fun way to discover the town for young and old alike!
  • at Musée Trévoux et ses Trésors. It brings together a wealth of treasures… And there’s never a dull moment! Architectural marvels, handcrafted treasures and precious manuscripts. Take advantage of the €15 family rate (2 adults + children unlimited!).

In Ars, drive through the village center for an immersion at the Wax Museum. Discover the life of Jean Marie Vianney, a little man as big as the universe! A museum signed Grévin that retraces the great moments of his life through 17 scenes and 35 characters. Take advantage of the €15 family rate (2 adults + children unlimited!).

As you go, discover with the kids monumental nuggets like the Basilique Saint-Sixte, the Chapelle du Coeur, the Maison du Curé or the Semi-souterraine church Notre-Dame-de-la-Miséricorde thanks to the children’s trail booklet (From age 6. Available from the tourist office).

Tip: for your snack break, consider Parc de Cibeins where you can picnic with the family and take a digestive stroll around the park before resuming your cultural adventure! The Ars bakery sells excellent sandwiches of all kinds, as well as delicious desserts. For a snack, don’t miss the Glaces Rimo store, open in season, offering artisanal ice creams made locally by a farm in the Dombes region.


Desire for activities

with your family

A little adventure?Take a breath of fresh air and set off on two wheels with Balades Beaujolais Gyropode!!

Just a few kilometers from Trévoux, in the commune of Anse, discover the Tourist Railway. An ideal outing for children, as is a visit to the Jardins aquatiques in Saint-Didier-sur-Chalaronne.

But also, dare to go on an indoor adventure at the Grottes de la Balme. A journey into the depths of the earth and time in Isère!

More of a cultural activity? Come and get your hands dirty on a creative family afternoon! Often preceded by a visit related to the workshop, you’ll discover different creative techniques, soap workshop, photo workshop… Lots of different subjects for all tastes! (Wednesdays during school vacations).

Want to share

a cultural moment for the whole family

L’Espace Culturel La Passerelle offers cultural moments to share with the whole family all year round!

In addition to films, Cinéma La Passerelle in Trévoux also offers cultural encounters such as ciné-échanges and workshops, often in partnership with the intercommunal Médiathèque located on the same premises. Discover their programs here.

Want to

Recharge your batteries with your family

Envy of calm, serenity and rejuvenation? Take a family stroll at Parc de Cibeins. Here, together, experience a moment of relaxation in perfect communion with nature where century-old trees reign. Enjoy sensory experiences thanks to the animations of the Pays d’Art et d’Histoire.

Just a few kilometers away, in the commune of Fareins, you can discover two magnificent parks: the English-style gardens of the Château de Fléchères and the parc du Château de Bouchet!