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 the 1st of april to the 31 of october 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.

The health pass is mandatory
The mask is mandatory.

Museum access is limited to 49 visiteurs,
Tours are done in 25 persons groups
Outside workshops are done in 30/40 persons groups.

You need to book to visit

Need help ?

Please give us a call on +3342 840 035