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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 ! 

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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Saint Etienne de Saint Geoirs - bourg

38590 Saint-Étienne-de-Saint-Geoirs
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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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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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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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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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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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Eglise Saint Michel

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

3600 Route de Monfalcon 38940 Roybon
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Eglise St Michel

38122 Chalon
04 74 57 89 70
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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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