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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 ! 

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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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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Ancienne gare de Roybon

The former railway station is now home to the Tourist Information office. This character building stands witness to the former railway line linking Lyon to St Marcellin via Viriville and St Antoine l'Abbaye.
40 place du maquis de Chambaran 38940 Roybon
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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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Les Forges de la Galaure

109 Route de Montrigaud 38940 Saint-Clair-sur-Galaure
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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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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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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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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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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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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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La Côte-Saint-André-Centre bourg

Discover the ancient charm of this small town, with its cob and round stone houses, its church, the Louis 11th castle and the medieval covered market.
38260 La Côte-Saint-André
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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 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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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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Eglise Saint Pierre de Marnans

The current church was probably built in the 12th century and is in fact the only edifice that has been saved from an old priory. Listed as a 'French Historical Monument' since 1846, this church remains one of the most important Roman constructions in the Dauphiné region.
Place du Prieuré 38980 Marnans
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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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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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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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