Dig up the past at Izernore Archaeological Museum!

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Step into an archaeologist’s shoes!


Step into the shoes of an archaeologist from the moment of a discovery during a dig to the object’s display in a museum collection. The visit takes you through four successive rooms to give you an insight into themes concerning both the Classical era and archaeological practices and techniques.
Excavation at Izernore Archaeological Museum

Excavation at Izernore Archaeological Museum


Excavated objects and Gallo-Roman ruins

The site of Izernore is well-known among archaeologists and fans of ancient history for its Gallo-Roman temple ruins, which have been listed as a Historic Monument since 1840. But the collection of objects discovered during more recent digs demonstrates that in fact the Gauls occupied this area in the 2nd and 3rd centuries BC before the Romans settled here.

Classed “Museum of France” since 2003, one of 1,218 museums in France to receive the label

A beautiful collection of objects come back to life in a visit featuring reconstructions of environments specific to the world of archaeology.
The collections are laid out in key themes, retracing the different faces of the ancient town of Isarnodurum – what is now Izernore.

Painting stones at Izernore Archaeological Museum


Practical information

Opening hours

From 01/06 to 30/09
Opening hours between 9 am and 12 pm and between 2 pm and 6 pm.
Closed Monday and Sunday.
Closed exceptionally on July 14th and August 15th.

From 01/10 to 31/05
Opening hours on Wednesday, Thursday and Friday between 9 am and 12 pm and between 2 pm and 5 pm.
Closed exceptionally on January 1st, May 1st, May 8th, November 1st, November 11th and December 25th.


Adult: 2 €.

Group rate available for > 8 people.


  • Car park


  • Children's entertainment

Languages spoken


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Celebrate your birthday at the museum!

On the agenda:

  • A treasure hunt to explore the museum and its collections,
  • An educational workshop,
  • A break for snacks and opening presents.

You can choose between the two themes of Pottery or Archaeology.

Entry to the museum is FREE for under-18 year olds!

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