The Annecy animation film museum

Every year in June, Annecy hosts the FIFA Animation Film Festival. This international festival has created an important documentary collection in the field of animated images. We suggest you visit the Annecy Animation Film Museum. The animated film is better known by the general public under the name of cartoon.

The cartoon museum

This museum allows you to discover the process of creation and animation of the image over a century of evolution.

Cartooning is a recent art form, as it is less than a century old. Nevertheless, we discover, and this is what is fascinating, that many animation techniques have their roots in discoveries from previous centuries.

For example, you can try out a phenakistiscope, an ancient instrument in the shape of a wheel on a handle, which, when operated, gives the illusion that snakes are escaping from the object.

Many objects like this one can be used by visitors, which will be of particular interest to younger visitors.

Practical information

The museum is a five-minute walk from the Château d’Annecy. There is also a car park nearby.

The museum is free.


From 1 January to 31 May and from 1 October to 31 December: Monday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday, Saturday and every first Sunday of the month (except Tuesday and public holidays), from 10 am to 12 pm and from 2 pm to 5 pm.

From 1 June to 30 September: every day (except public holidays), 10.30 am – 6 pm.


Conservatoire d’Art et d’Histoire 18 avenue du Trésum – 74000 Annecy