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Interactive exhibition of the "Maison de l'eau et de la nature"

Interpretation Centre in Pont-de-Vaux
  • Home of water and nature: A place to enjoy yourself whilst learning about nature
    The lands of Pays de Bage and Pont-de-Vaux have many hidden natural environments, known as Espaces Naturels Sensibles.

    The Interactive Exhibition takes you on a fun journey through these natural sites, using innovative interactive tools, touch screens, interactive games and 3D film: catch fish in our rivers through an interactive floor, hear and see the birds of the Saone valley flood plain, investigate the mysteries of the Boz peat bogs, enjoy protecting the sand dunes at les Charmes, test your knowledge of the water cycle.

    Free till age 16. Adult: 3€. Allow 1hr-1hr30min.
    Open April-June and Sept/Oct Wednesday and Saturday 14-18hrs
    Local school holidays, winter, spring, autumn - Tuesday to Sat 14-18hrs
    Local school holidays summer (July-Aug) - Tues-Sun 14-18hrs

    Interactive Games
    “A la decouverte des geants!” (Find the Giants!)
    Puzzles to be solved, using the natural world and trees round the pleasure port of Pont-de-Vaux, with the help of a Visio guide, led by fisherman Monsieur Pic le Martin and an attractive game handbook with information on the trees. Share this with friends or family!
    Visio guide- 5€ for 4 people. Allow 1hr30-2hrs. Available when building is open.

    “Explor’games”
    Smartphone App. Play alone, or with friends and family, using one or several smartphones. Just load the free app on the smartphone. Find 8 places from photographs and clues.
    Free - Smartphones available on loan. Allow 30-45 mins. During opening hours.

    “Au fil de l’eau”
    Discovery tour on foot or bicycle, on a route chosen to display the riches of the countryside. Choose between 5.5 or 9 km. Accessible to all. The Visio guide starts up automatically at places of interest to enhance your journey by video, sound commentaries, pictures, photographs and games.
    Visio guide 5€ for 4 people. Allow 2-3hrs. During opening hours.

Services
  • Accessibility
    • Mental disability
    • Accessible for self-propelled wheelchairs
    • Reserved space 330 cm wide < 100 m from the site
    • Absence of protrusions > 2 cm
    • Doors >=77 cm wide
    • Reception desk between 70-80 cm high
    • WC + grab handle + adequate space to move
    • Site, building totally accessible
    • Possibility of drop-off in front of the site
    • Incline >5% but reasonable
    • Reception staff sensitized to the reception of people with disabilities
  • Activities
    • Handicrafts workshops
    • Permanent exhibition
    • Activity
    • Children's entertainment
    • Water sports
    • Kayak
    • Fishing
    • Freshwater fishing
    • Arts
    • Agricultural
    • Plastic arts
    • Fauna - flora
    • Water
    • Environment
    • Photography
    • Creative hobbies
  • Equipment
    • Car park
    • Free car park
    • Parking
    • Coach parking
    • Bicycle parking
    • Film room
    • Cloakroom
    • Defibrillator
    • Exhibition space
    • Toilets
    • Air conditioning
  • Services
    • Pets welcome
    • Unguided group tours
    • Guided group tours
    • Educational visits
    • Coach access
    • Themed tour
    • Set down on-site for groups
    • Guided tours
    • Unguided individual tours
Rates
Payment methods
  • Check
  • Bank/credit card
  • Cash
  • Contactless payment
  • From February 20, 2024 to November 8, 2024
  • Adult
    4 €
  • Student
    2 €
  • Group adults
    5 €
Openings
  • From February 20, 2024
    until February 29, 2024
  • From April 16, 2024
    until April 26, 2024
  • From May 4, 2024
    until July 3, 2024
  • From July 9, 2024
    until August 31, 2024
  • From October 22, 2024
    until November 8, 2024
  • Monday
    Closed
    -
  • Tuesday
    2:00 PM - 6:00 PM
  • Wednesday
    2:00 PM - 6:00 PM
  • Thursday
    2:00 PM - 6:00 PM
  • Saturday
    Closed
    -
  • Sunday
    Closed
    -
  • Monday
    Closed
    -
  • Tuesday
    2:00 PM - 6:00 PM
  • Wednesday
    2:00 PM - 6:00 PM
  • Thursday
    2:00 PM - 6:00 PM
  • Friday
    2:00 PM - 6:00 PM
  • Saturday
    2:00 PM - 6:00 PM
  • Sunday
    Closed
    -
  • Wednesday
    2:00 PM - 6:00 PM
  • Saturday
    2:00 PM - 6:00 PM
  • Monday
    Closed
    -
  • Tuesday
    2:00 PM - 6:00 PM
  • Wednesday
    2:00 PM - 6:00 PM
  • Thursday
    2:00 PM - 6:00 PM
  • Friday
    2:00 PM - 6:00 PM
  • Saturday
    2:00 PM - 6:00 PM
  • Sunday
    2:00 PM - 6:00 PM
  • Monday
    Closed
    -
  • Tuesday
    2:00 PM - 6:00 PM
  • Wednesday
    2:00 PM - 6:00 PM
  • Thursday
    2:00 PM - 6:00 PM
  • Friday
    2:00 PM - 6:00 PM
  • Saturday
    Closed
    -
  • Sunday
    Closed
    -
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