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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 ! 

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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Bourg de Beaurepaire

This small and prosperous market town is known for its chequerboard street system dating from the 14th century. Worth seeing are the Augustin tower and churches from the 15th, 16th and 17th century. Information boards and free leaflets are available in our Tourist Information Centres.
24, Avenue des Terreaux - Tour des Augustins 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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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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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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Eglise Saint Jean-Baptiste

This neo-Roman edifice has been compared to a Gothic inspired project. On the outside, we can find some Roman artistry from the Auvergne region such as modillion cornices or multi coloured coves.
38940 Roybon
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Eglise St Michel

A choir from the 15th century and a spire from the 16th century. In 1892 the central nave was demolished to extend the church, and a new narrow nave and two lateral ones were built. Some paintings date back to that period. Also in the sacristy there is a painting on wood dating from the second half of the 15th century.
Rue de la République 38270 Beaurepaire
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Eglise Saint Michel

38590 Saint-Michel-de-Saint-Geoirs
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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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Maison Forte des Loives

3600 Route de Monfalcon 38940 Roybon
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