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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 ! 

La Chapelle de Grolée

Rue de la chapelle 38980 Viriville
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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 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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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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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 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 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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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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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

38122 Chalon
04 74 57 89 70
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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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Maison Forte des Loives

3600 Route de Monfalcon 38940 Roybon
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La Ferme des Bonnettes

The buildings of the 'Bonnettes' hamlet are representative of the evolution of the rural building style of the Chambaran from the end of the 'modern era' to the beginning of the 'contemporary era'.
38980 Viriville
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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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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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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 Michel

38590 Saint-Michel-de-Saint-Geoirs
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Croix de Béatrix

38260 Balbins
04 74 79 43 73
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