La Cité des Insectes Garden.
Right in the middle of the Regional Natural Park of Millevaches, near Vassivière lake, the Garden and the Museum of the Insect City welcome you for a different kind of experience!
In our garden with its vegetable patch, aromatic and medicinal herbs, its flowers and forest garden complete with a pond, and a natural garden, a natural way of gardening can be studied. Here the insects are our partners. The plants and trees are carefully chosen and we encourage a healthy biodiversity between fauna and flora.
Since insects are necessary for humanity's survival on this planet, in our gardens and museum their role in the different ecosystems can be studied.
On the same site, there is a 400 m2 interactive museum, picnic area, snack bar, guest rooms and shop.
Created in : 1992
Surface : 8000 m2
- Opening 2023 :
Fom April 1 to November 5, 2023 from 10:30 a.m. to 7 p.m.
Every day, during school holidays, bridges in the 3 zones and for groups (minimum 15 people) book in advance.
Outside school holidays on Wednesdays, Saturdays and Sundays.
You have guided tours every day at 3 p.m. during school holidays and outside school holidays, Sunday at 3 p.m. if more than 15 people.
Book for any guided tour for groups (every day)
- Visits :
Guided visits with previous booking , Duration of a guided visit : 2h, Minimal number of persons for a guided visit : 15 .
Access adapted for disabled persons.
It is also a Museum: Cabinet of Curiosities, Office of the Naturalist/15,000 insects, Giant Cricket, Biodiversity Room, Exhibitions: ”Social Insects (anthill under showcase)”, ”Insects, Cultures & Traditions” and the Insectarium.
Nature events & artist or naturalist exhibition each year & artist and naturalist residencies.
Paper guide at the entrance and treasure hunt for children in French, English & Dutch.
And it's also an on-site snack bar, shop.
- Charges :
ndividuals: 10€50/adult & 6€50 child from 4 to 15 years old, free under 4 years old.
Groups by reservation only: (15 people minimum) 9€50 adults & 6€ children from 4 to 15 years old.
Educational workshops for schools & CLSH by reservation only (20 children min): 13€/15€50/17€50 child.
- Services :
Shop, Picnic area, Public lavatory, Refreshment stall and sweet shop, Tearoom, Fastfood-Restaurant, Drinking water fountain, Lectures, Wi-Fi Access, Children's workshops, Workshops garden, Pedagogical presentations, Dog not admitted, Carpark arranged, Museum visit, Exhibition visitation, Collections.
- Access :
On the Natural Park of Millevaches in Limousin.
15 minutes from Lac de Vassivière and the CIAP contemporary art center and 10 minutes from Eymoutiers and the Paul Rebeyrolle space and the mineral museum. 50km from Limoges, the city of porcelain and enamels, 45km from Aubusson and the tapestry museum, 65km from Tulle and Guéret and 85km from Brive-la-Gaillarde.
A20 motorway, exit 35 towards Eymoutiers, Nedde and follow the signs.
Perched in the national forest of Chaud 3 km from the village of Nedde.
GPS (Lat x Long) : 45.701106700, 1.816874700