Visit the Micropolis insect park
On the Lévézou plateau, the Micropolis Insect City is a 2500 m2 space dedicated to the fascinating world of insects. The museum was created in Saint-Léons, the village where entomologist Jean-Henri Favre was born. The only one of its kind in Europe, this park offers an interactive tour where you can observe over 50 species of live insects, watch 3D films and enjoy outdoorattractions near our campsite in Aveyron.
The indoor tour is made up of 15 areas dedicated to insects. The first is the vivariums, where you can observe different species in their natural environment. Then, in an interactive area, you’ll discover the general characteristics of insects, what makes them different and what brings them closer to humans. At Micropolis, you can also see a real anthill, as well as an active beehive or bumblebee nest.
For the pleasure of the eyes, the butterfly greenhouse is an opportunity to discover the exceptional shapes and colors of tropical species. The Micropolis museum also has an indoor educational play area for younger children. For older children, there are virtual insects and great challenges!
Micropolis opening hours and prices
If you’d like to visit this unique space with your family, prefer Saturdays or Wednesdays, when Micropolis doesn’t receive school groups (or very few).
Tickets cost €15.90 for adults. Children aged 5 to 12 benefit from a reduced rate (€11), andadmission is free for children under 5. Special rates are available for the unemployed and disabled (€13.40 for over-12s). Please note that Micropolis prices are those applicable in 2023.