Mineralogica - The mineral museum

  • Minéralogica - Le musée des minéraux
  • Minéralogica - Le musée des minéraux
  • Minéralogica - Le musée des minéraux
  • Minéralogica - Le musée des minéraux
Minéralogica - Le musée des minérauxMinéralogica - Le musée des minérauxMinéralogica - Le musée des minérauxMinéralogica - Le musée des minéraux


At the Chateau de Montiracle, discover the world of minerals, with more than 1400 samples and 150 related objects. In season, there is an ice bar on the chateau terrace, accessible to all.
As part of the Chateau de Montiracle, a former Templar Commandery, discover the wonderful world of minerals. With more than 1400 selected and varied samples and over 150 related objects, displayed in a dozen showcases spread over 4 rooms, the museum is the leading site in this field in the Rhône-Alpes-Auvergne region and beyond. As a bonus, there is the history of the castle. Private parking at the bottom of the castle. Opening days, times and prices can be found on the website or by ringing +33 (0)6 81 40 28 01
In season, an ice bar on the large, 400m2 terrace in front of the chateau allows you to enjoy the exceptional site fully.
Période(s) d'ouvertureFrom 01/09/2020 to 03/01/2021
Opening hours on Wednesday and Friday between 2 pm and 6.30 pm. On Saturday and Sunday between 10 am and 12 pm and between 2 pm and 6.30 pm.
Closed exceptionally on January 1st, November 11th and December 25th.
  • Type of culturel patrimony :
    • Museum
  • Science and technology :
    • Sciences and technology
    • Natural sciences
    • Geology
  • categories :
    • Private museum
Useful Information
  • Durée(s) visite(s) :
    • Average individual visit length (minutes) 90
    • Average group visit length (minutes) 90
  • Individual tour services :
    • Unguided individual tours available permanently
    • Guided individual tours on request
  • themes :
    • History
  • Interior facilities :
    • Toilets
  • Cultural leisure facilities :
    • Exhibition space
  • Services :
    • Guided individual tours
    • Guided group tours
    • Unguided individual tours
  • Group tour services :
    • Guided group tours on request
    • Guided group tours obligatory
  • Tour language(s) :
    • French
  • Help for client/practical :
    • Tourist brochures
  • Information panel language(s) :
    • French
  • Help for client/transport :
    • Set down on-site for groups
  • Accessibility criteria for people with reduced mobility :
    • Accessible for wheelchairs with assistance


Adult: 6 €
Child (7-18 years): 5 €
Large family: 15 €.

Free entry for children < 7 years.
  • Payment methods :
    • Cheque
    • Cash
    • Chèques Vacances
Mineralogica - The mineral museum
Château de Montiracle
3 impasse du Château
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Mineralogica - Le musée des minéraux
Château de Montiracle
3 impasse du Château
GPS coordinates
Latitude : 45.722502
Longitude : 5.232875
At the entrance of the medieval city of Crémieu. 40 km from Lyon.
Close to many tourist sites: Crémieu, the La Balme caves, the Hières-sur-Amby heritage centre, the Larina archaeological site, the abbey of Saint-Chef, the Ravier Centre in Morestel, the Pierre au Ciment Centre in Montalieu-Vercieu...
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