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

Playing with history

with your family

Unravel the mystery of Ars and Trévoux, and discover places brimming with history! In Trévoux, start your discovery with Eugène, who will reveal the town’s secrets! This little character from the family booklet-game offers a fun family tour with questions, observations and enigmas of all kinds (From age 6. Available from the tourist office). Want more? Open a timeless parenthesis in the ancient Principality of Dombes:

  • at Carré Patrimoines, an interpretation center that takes you back in time in a playful way, with models, videos, projections… A fun way for young and old to discover the town!
  • Musée Trévoux et ses Trésors. It’s home to many treasures… and it’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 to immerse yourself in the Musée de Cire. Discover the life of Jean Marie Vianney, a little man as big as the universe! This Grévin museum features 17 scenes and 35 characters, retracing the great moments of his life. Take advantage of the €15 family rate (2 adults + unlimited children!). And while you’re there, help your kids discover monumental nuggets such as the Basilique Saint-Sixte, the Chapelle du Cœur, the Maison du Curé and thesemi-subterranean church of Notre-Dame-de-la-Miséricorde, thanks to the children’s tour booklet (From age 6. Available from the tourist office). Tip: for your snack break, consider the Parc de Cibeins, where you can enjoy a family picnic and 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 locally-made artisanal ice creams from a farm in the Dombes region.

Desire for activities

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Looking for a little adventure? Take a breath of fresh air and get out on two wheels with Balades Beaujolais Gyropode! Or maybe a boat trip on the Saône with Inzeboat Balades en Bateau. 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. Or dare an inner 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 discover, pet and feed the animals at the L’Arche de Mymy educational farm in Savigneux. Ready to get creative? Get your hands dirty on one of our creative family afternoons! Often preceded by a visit related to the workshop, you’ll discover different creative techniques, soap workshops, photo workshops… Lots of different subjects to suit all tastes! (Wednesdays during school vacations).

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a cultural moment for the whole family

Espace Culturel La Passerelle offers cultural events for the whole family all year round! In addition to films, Cinéma La Passerelle in Trévoux also offers cultural events such as ciné-échanges and workshops, often in partnership with the Médiathèque intercommunale located on the same premises. Find out more about their programs here.

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Recharge your batteries with your family

Looking for calm, serenity and rejuvenation? Take a family stroll through the Parc de Cibeins. Here, together, you can enjoy a moment of relaxation in perfect communion with nature, where century-old trees reign supreme. Enjoy sensory experiences thanks to the activities offered by 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 Château de Fléchères and the park of Château de Bouchet!