On the Levezou plateau, the City of Insects Micopolis is a space more than 2500 m2 in size, dedicated to the fascinating world of insects. The museum was born in Saint-Léons, the birthplace village of entomologist Jean-Henri Favre. Unique in Europe, this park offers an interactive tour during which you’ll be able to see 50 living insect species, attend 3D film screenings and enjoy outdoor attractions.
The indoor tour comprises 15 spaces home to insects. The first is vivarium where you’ll find different species in their natural environment. You’ll then move on to discovering, thanks to an interactive space, general insect characteristics which will help you to learn how we differ from and are similar to them. In Micropolis, you’ll also find a real anthill, as well as a beehive and a bumblebee nest.
Visiting the butterfly greenhouse is the perfect opportunity to discover the forms and exceptional colors of the tropical species (a real treat for the eyes). Last but not least, the Micropolis museum offers the little ones an indoor educational play area. For teenagers, take part in virtual insect games and big challenges!
The Micropolis Insect City is currently closed and will reopen on 23 February 2019. If you wish to visit this unique space with your family, choose Saturday or Wednesday, when Micropolis receives no (or very few) school groups. The price of the ticket is €14.90 for adults. Children from 5 to 12 years old benefit from a reduced rate (10 €) and access is free for children under 5 years old. Special rates are available for job seekers and people with disabilities (€13.40 for those over 12 years old). Please note that the Micropolis prices indicated are those charged in 2018, and may be subject to change in 2019 when the doors are opened.