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Ecomusée de la Pêche et du Lac


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!

From 01/06 to 30/06 between 2.30 pm and 6 pm.
Closed Monday and Tuesday.

From 01/07 to 31/08, daily.

From 01/09 to 30/09 between 2.30 pm and 6 pm.
Closed Monday and Tuesday.

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.

Translated with (free version)

Suitable for:

  • Teenagers
  • Children
  • Groupe (EN)

Adapted tourism:

  • Hearing disability

Spoken languages:

  • German
  • English
  • French
  • Dutch


  • Unguided group tours
  • Guided group tours
  • Educational visits
  • Permanent entertainments organiser
  • Guided tours
  • Unguided individual tours
Ecomusée de la Pêche et du Lac

Place in pictures

Port de Rives

Phone: 04 50 70 26 96