Butter Island Nature Centre


Get your binoculars! On the river, come and discover the wild fauna and flora of the Rhône through walking routes in the heart of a protected natural site: the Ile du Beurre. You can enjoy it all year round. Numerous activities on offer!


The Observation Centre offers educational activities for groups (schools, leisure centres, associations, etc.) as well as for the general public on various themes (listening to bird songs, discovering the beaver, learning about the natural environment of the Rhône, mushroom outings, etc.). The annual programme of guided outings ("The 4 seasons of the Ile du Beurre") is available on the website www.iledubeurre.org

The discovery trail and the observatories, which are freely accessible all year round, allow visitors to discover the site, observe the fauna and obtain information.

Opening period

Closed temporarily, open again in 2024.

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

Booking organism

Centre d'observation de la nature de l'île du Beurre

Téléphone : 04 74 56 62 62


  • Car park
  • Sustainable development
  • Parking
  • 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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