Historic site and monument

Village of Marchamp

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The small town of Marchamp has acquired a worldwide reputation thanks to its quarry of lithographic stones from Cerin. A museum exhibits the remarkable fossils found there.

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Bordered by woods and meadows traversed by streams magnifying the waters of Brivaz, Marchamp is a particularly pleasant village, and full of curiosities!

Starting with Cerin's career. Originally, its limestone was used throughout Europe for lithography (a technique for printing a drawing on stone which can be reproduced in multiple copies). Today it has become a sensitive natural space. You can walk there to watch for traces of the past, of the time when Bugey was a lagoon. Fossilized turtles, crocodiles and anemones have been unearthed during long excavations. They can be admired at the Paleoecological Museum of Cerin, and even, for some, at the Musée des Confluences in Lyon.

The town is also home to a peat bog. This circular basin 10 m in diameter, in the middle of a field, is nicknamed "the eye of the bog". It is visible from a roadside vantage point.


    • Fontaine
    • Religious Heritage
    • Chapel
    • Church
    • Historical patrimony
    • Bread oven
    • To see her
    • Home
    • Ruins and remains
    • Archeological site
    • City Village


  • Historic site and monument



  • Pet Friendly


  • Public toilets
  • Show room
  • Parking
  • Sustainable development equipment
  • Parking nearby


Free access.


The village can be discovered all year round

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On the way back

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