Dombes Parliament

In 1523 King François I took control of La Dombes and set up its parliament in Lyon.

In 1696 Louis-Auguste de Bourbon, Duke of Maine, moved the parliament from Lyon to Trévoux which became Dombes’ capital. The duke had a new court built whose hearing room still stands today.

The hearing room has a ceiling and walls painted in the late 17th century that were restored in the 18th-20th century. The paintings are dedicated to the sovereign prince on the themes of Justice and Peace. They were listed as a Monument Historique in 1920.


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Opening period

From 21/05 to 27/09/2020, every Sunday between 2 pm and 5.45 pm.
Open exceptionally on 15/08.


Adult: 4 €.

Free entry for children < 18 years.

Payment methods

  • Bank/credit card
  • Cheque
  • Cash