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Churches and Chapels

A true symbol of the local building style with their layers of round stones, our churches and chapels will also enchant you thanks to their natural setting…Perched on top of a hill or nestled in a woodland, simply enjoy discovering these amazing buildings…

Village guided tour 

It is difficult to choose where to stop for a visit as you can see an amazing variety of building styles, intimate village atmospheres as in Revel, a charming medieval village, or discovering some of the real gems in the town of La Cote St André. So there is plenty of choice on offer, from wandering around to enjoying a coffee on a bar terrace.

Worth Seeing

Take a selfie with the statue of liberty of Roybon ! 

Circuit Jongkind

Follow the footsteps of the forerunner of the Impressionist movement, embarking on a walk from the villages of Virieu s/Bourbre to Balbins. Taking in the information boards dotted along the route you will discover scenes of everyday life, villages and landscapes that all inspired the artist.
38260 La Côte-Saint-André
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Eglise de la Vierge et son Carillon

Built in 1862 by the abbot Theodore Combalot, this church boasts the oldest set of bells in the whole of the Rhone Alpes region. Famed for its' 19 bells, the church and the bells were listed under the 'French Historical Monuments' in 1991.
38980 Châtenay
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Saint Etienne de Saint Geoirs - bourg

38590 Saint-Étienne-de-Saint-Geoirs
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Eglise Saint Etienne

This church has been updated and modified throughout the centuries, and showcases Roman, Gothic and neo-Gothic architectural styles. One of the chapels and its mural are listed on the complementary list of the 'French Historical Monuments'.
38590 Saint-Étienne-de-Saint-Geoirs
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Eglise Prieurale Notre Dame de Tourdan

The Notre Dame de Tourdan priory dates back to the 11th century. You can discover the outside walls from the previous Benedictine priory from the 17th century and roman and gothic architecture.
38270 Revel-Tourdan
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Chapelle Notre-Dame de Sciez

Built in the 19th century, this chapel is located on top of a small hill. You will be able to see in the distance the Vercors, Chartreuse and Belledonne mountain ranges thanks to a panoramic viewpoint.
En Sciez 38260 La Côte-Saint-André
04 74 20 25 30
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Maison en torchis

This former tannery was built in the 17th century using exclusively the cob and mud building technique. It has been restored in keeping with these ancient building techniques which will allow you to acquaint yourselves with this rare style of building.
22 impasse du Mollard 38870 Saint-Siméon-de-Bressieux
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Roybon Parcours de mémoire de galets

Nestled in the heart of a huge forest, Roybon is the capital of the Chambaran. You can see the spirit of this land stamped amongst the clay, the cob and the round stone houses so typical of the area. You can follow the 'round stones memory' trail (booklet available in our Tourist Information Centres).
40, Place du Maquis de Chambaran (siège social) 38940 Roybon
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Bourg ancien de Revel

Perched on top of a hill, Revel is an ancient fortified village. Starting from the ruins of the 12th century castle, you can discover the layout of the village passing through its narrow lanes. You will also find remains from the fortification such as wall and doors, old dwellings and wash houses.
Association Renaissance de Revel et Tourdan Le Mas du Lac 38270 Revel-Tourdan
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Tour des Augustins

A former Augustin convent from the 15th century joined to the town's fortified wall. The square tower is today home to the Tourist Information. A partly open bay panel in the nave gives a broken view of the former chapel. The open courtyard now replaces the former gardens.
Office de tourisme 24, avenue des Terreaux 38270 Beaurepaire
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Chapelle de la Salette

Modified greatly in the 18th century, this church from the 'Mandement de Bellegarde' era was built in the Middle Ages on top of a large rocky mount. The chapel was mentioned as early as the 11th century when it was dedicated to St Saturnin.
chemin de la Salette 38270 Bellegarde-Poussieu
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Moulin de Nantoin

This wheat flour mill from the 19th century boasts the biggest wheel in France with a diameter of 10m which is listed. The grain shutes inside the mill have now been removed. The tour and information panels are available outside the mill.
Route du Moulin 38260 Nantoin
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Verrière de l'usine pensionnat Girodon

The workshop entrance to this former silk factory built in 1873 by Alphonse Girodon is covered by a magnificient steel framed glass atrium. A private property, the building can only be admired from the outside.
Grande Rue 38870 Saint-Siméon-de-Bressieux
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La Madone du Devès

Notre Dame des vents, also called the Deves Madona, was built in 1954 in a place carrying the name 'Le Deves' on the site of a former fortified castle. It overlooks the Bievre Valley with outstanding panoramic views at 653m high.
Lieu dit le Devès 38590 Saint-Michel-de-Saint-Geoirs
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Chapelle du Serrein

Dating from the 19th century this chapel is a typical example of the local building style which uses round stones.
38940 Saint-Clair-sur-Galaure
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Statue de la Liberté et Monument St Romme

The Henri St Romme monument is topped with the 'Statue of Liberty' from Frederic Auguste Bartholdi (a gift from the famous sculptor to his friend Mathias St Romme, Henri's son). It is a scaled down version of its 'big sister' Miss Liberty in New York City.
Place Saint Romme 38940 Roybon
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Chapelle Notre-Dame du Mont

This chapel was built in the 13th century on top of a small hill overlooking the Bievre valley and enjoys a stunning view over the Alps and the Chambaran hills.
155 allée de la chapelle 38260 Gillonnay
04 74 20 49 69
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Chapelle Notre Dame de la Salette

Belonging to the 'Peres de la Salette', this church is located on top of Bevenais hill and can be reached on foot (30mn walk) via a woodland path starting at the top of the 'chemin de la Bretonniere' track opposite the church in Bevenais.
38690 Bévenais
04 76 55 80 98
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La Chapelle de Grolée

Rue de la chapelle 38980 Viriville
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