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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 ! 

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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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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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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Maison Forte des Loives

3600 Route de Monfalcon 38940 Roybon
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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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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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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 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 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 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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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 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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Eglise Saint Michel

38590 Saint-Michel-de-Saint-Geoirs
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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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Saint Etienne de Saint Geoirs - bourg

38590 Saint-Étienne-de-Saint-Geoirs
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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 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 St Michel

38122 Chalon
04 74 57 89 70
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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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