Ardèche NHM

Natural history museum of the Ardèche

Presentation, history, collection

Ardèche NHM

In the village of Balazuc, at the doors of Gorges de L’Ardèche, the museum welcome you 7/7 from Winter holidays (17 february – 3 march) and from the 1st of april to the 3rd of november whithout reservation.

Come and discover the geological story of the Ardèche on 200 m² with a fabulous collection of authentic fossiles. Start your own collection with our fossils’findings workshops.


Since 2012, Paléodécouvertes trademark highlights the local story through serious games and activities for pupils, children and families.

Discover Paleontology and Archeology on our site or during one of the activities we lead in the whole Ardèche.

A Natural History Museum at Balazuc !


More than 800 authentic fossils tell the story of the Ardèche since 300 millions years. Bernard Riou, a famous local paleontologist, explores local rocks since 1975 and exposes some fossils known all over the world for their beauty and an important scientific input.