A few ideas for days out
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A few ideas for days out

For your holiday, even if you feel like taking things as they come, don’t leave everything to chance as you surely don’t want to just stay put ! 

Printed guides recommend suggested car routes for days out that can be modified and combined depending on the themes that appeal to you. You can pick them up at the Tourist Office. 

Have a good day and please feel free to let us know what you think of them. 

Circuit N°1 : A day for children, big and small ! 

localisationLa Côte-Saint-André / Sardieu / Bressieux 


La Côte-Saint-André : Visit town center with the medieval covered market. (local market on thursday morning). Discover history of the famous composer, Hector Berlioz. This museum retraces the artist’world : his love stories, his family, listen to his music and enjoy the quiet of inner courtyard. 

panier-pique-niquePicnic at Chapel Notre Dame de Sciez (panoramic viewpoint) or Aquatic center Aqualib‘ (water slide, children’s play areas, sauna, hammam…)


La Côte-Saint-André : Chocolate museum « Paradis du chocolat » : Discover the fabulous story of cacao…

Sardieu : Ostrich farm : You can see the animals and learn about them as well as enjoy the products in the farm shop at the end of your visit.

Bressieux: Feudal Castle of Bressieux : go up in the donjon to admire the sunset and become the lord of the castle ! 

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Circuit n°2 : Explore the Liers Plain

localisationNantoin / Longechenal / Le Mottier / Semons / Faramans / Champier 


NantoinMill of Nantoin, dating from 19e century boast the biggest wheel in France with a diameter of 10 m.

Longechenal Eco Musée Rural : For those of you who are « flea market » enthusiasts., don’t miss this surprising musueum which has gathered 4000 quirky and ingenious items.

Le Mottier : Tour of Bocsozel, You can enjoy a picnic on site or begin a walk on the local rambling paths.

restaurantLunch at Douceurs d’Autrefois in Semons.


Semons : After lunch, stroll in the springs of Canel  » Les Sources de Canel « , a garden tended with passion. 

Faramans or Champier : You can play in family thanks to 6 life-sized traditional games (fun path in Faramans) or finish the day with more adrenaline at karting track of « Circuit du Laquais », at Champier

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Circuit n°3 : Sport or nature ? Enjoy both !


Faramans / Villeneuve-de-Marc / St Jean de Bournay / Meyrieu-les-étangs / Semons / Champier


Faramans : If you have never played golf, come and give it a go ! The pratice ground is accessible to all ; those who have never played golf are welcome. 

Villeneuve-de-Marc : Horse riding during one day or an afternoon, with the horse riding school « Centre équestre du Moulin« 

panier-pique-niquePicnic ?

  • Etang de Montjoux at St Jean de Bournay (picnic area)
  • Leisure park (Base de Loisirs) by the lake in Meyrieu-les-étangs (picnic and swimming)


Semons : Visit the Springs of Canel : a garden tended wih passion

Champier : Speed and adrenaline at Karting track of Circuit du Laquais 

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Circuit n°4 : Heritage and nature route

localisationBeaufort / Beaurepaire / Moissieu-sur-Dolon / Jarcieu / Montseveroux / Revel-Tourdan


Beaufort :

  • The « Fontaines de Beaufort »  (open access all year) : footpath and footbridges over the small canals which allow you to weave your way throught this site which long served as a watercress farm.
  • The fish farm « Pisciculture Murgat » : rainbow trout, brown trout, salmon and arctic char are available live or fresh as well as other derived products. 

Beaurepaire : Distillery Moyroud (fruit’s spririt). The pears are grown inside a bottle right from the tree. 

restaurantLunch at Beaurepaire : Gastronomic or traditional restaurant, the choice is yours ! 


Moissieu sur Dolon : You can discover the production site of the Dauphine’s own spirulina. You will learn about the origin, production and the nutritional values of this micro-algae).

Jarcieu : The fine ceramics museum : 600 useful, decorative and sometimes amusing items. The interactive guided tour also includes the castle and the gardens.

Montseveroux : The Castle of Montseveroux is an ancient fortress from the 13th century.


Revel-Tourdan: Don’t miss The Castle of Barbarin, from 14th to the 18th centuries, classified as « Historic Monument ».

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