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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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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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Maison Forte des Loives

3600 Route de Monfalcon 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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Croix de Béatrix

38260 Balbins
04 74 79 43 73
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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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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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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 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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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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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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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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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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Les Forges de la Galaure

109 Route de Montrigaud 38940 Saint-Clair-sur-Galaure
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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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Eglise Saint Michel

38590 Saint-Michel-de-Saint-Geoirs
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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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