Butter Island Nature Centre


The Information and Observation Centre is currently closed for renovation. It is due to reopen in spring 2024.
The interpretation trail will remain accessible for visitors to explore the natural site.


Grab your binoculars! Come and discover the wild flora and fauna of the Rhone on foot in the heart of a protected natural site: the Ile du Beurre.

The observation centre offers educational activities for groups (schools, leisure centres, associations, etc.) as well as for the general public on a variety of themes (listening to bird songs, discovering beavers, learning about the natural environment of the Rhône, mushroom outings, etc.).

The discovery trail and observatories, which are open all year round, allow visitors to explore the site, observe the wildlife and find out more.

Opening period

Closed temporarily.

Spoken languages

  • English English
  • French French


Binoculars for hire: €1
The outdoor site is accessible to pushchairs and wheelchairs.
Guided tours are accessible to children from 4 years old (some activities from 7 years old - see website).
Shop: books, identification guides, educational games, related to the specificities of the site
The ViaRhôna follows the discovery trail, so if you are on a bike, make a stop.


  • In the country
  • Waterside
  • Close to a motorway
  • Riverside
  • Close to a public transportation
  • Lake 5 km away
  • Village 2 km away
  • View over the vineyards
  • Overview on river


  • Car park
  • Sustainable development
  • Parking nearby
  • Waste management


  • Educational visits
  • Themed tour
  • Shop
  • Permanent entertainments organiser
  • Tourist information


Free access.


  • Check Check
  • Cash Cash

Prestation d'activités

  • Activity
  • Children's entertainment
  • Temporary exhibition

Adapted tourism

  • Accessible for self-propelled wheelchairs
  • Reserved space 330 cm wide < 100 m from the site

Type of clientele

  • Children
  • Groups




TIL Route 131: Vienne - Pélussin
or Route 214: Vienne - Condrieu
Stop: Condrieu - Bassenon

Access: Parking in front of the Bassenon college. 500 meters on foot.

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Useful information

1 route de Lyon
69420 Tupin-et-Semons
04 74 56 62 62 Website Contact by email
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