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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 ! 

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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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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Abbaye Notre Dame de Chambarand

Built in 1868, this is a Cistercian monks foundation (more widely known as Trappist monks). Open to the public all year round. Please be quiet around the praying area. Prayers are open to the public.
La Trappe - 201 impasse du monastère 38940 Roybon
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Saint Etienne de Saint Geoirs - bourg

38590 Saint-Étienne-de-Saint-Geoirs
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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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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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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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Eglise Saint-Loup

This small and charming church is listed as a 'French Historical Monument' because of its apse dating from the 12th century. Its substantial decorations and paintings from the 17th century as well as the remnants from a Gallo-Roman mural make this site a very interesting visit.
Route de La Côte-Saint-André 38260 Penol
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Chapelle Notre Dame de Tournin

Dating from the 16th century but already listed in 969 A.D., Tournin's chapel stands as the last landmark in the village from the past. During the course of its restoration several painted scenes and a liturgical sink were found in its apse.
38260 Pommier-de-Beaurepaire
04 74 54 33 02
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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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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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Moulin Pion-Vignon

Come and discover this authentic mill dating from 1855 where walnut oil is still being made and has been for 5 generations. You can visit the complete set up of this family, its history and green technology heritage!
328 Rue des Narcisses 38870 Saint-Siméon-de-Bressieux
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La Chapelle de Grolée

Rue de la chapelle 38980 Viriville
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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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Eglise Saint André

With a clever mix of Roman and Gothic art, you will be charmed by this listed (French Historical Monuments) church.
Place Saint-André 38260 La Côte-Saint-André
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Eglise Saint Pierre de Marnans

Place du Prieuré 38980 Marnans
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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 Saint Michel

38590 Saint-Michel-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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