Unusual places

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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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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Château de Montfalcon

Built during the wars between the counties of Dauphiné and Savoie, this 14th century castle stood tall on the hill overlooking the Galeyson and Galaure valleys. Worth seeing are the remnants which have been restored and from where you can enjoy a panoramic view of the Vercors mountains and of the Mont Pilat peak.
38940 Montfalcon
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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
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Castle of Jarcieu

In the heart of the village of Jarcieu, the castle opened to the public in 2002. Built with local materials it bears some architectural elements from all the centuries of its history. You can enjoy an interactive guided tour of the castle, the tiles museum and the gardens.
Château de Jarcieu 151 route de St Sulpice 38270 Jarcieu
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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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Point de vue Chapelle ND du Mont

Chapelle Notre Dame du Mont 38260 Gillonnay
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Chapelle de Bournay

Chapelle of Bournay was built between the 11th and the 12th century. This romanesque syle chapel is owned by the municipality since 1973. It’s located in a protected site.
38440 Saint-Jean-de-Bournay
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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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Point de vue Chapelle ND de Sciez

Enciez 38260 La Côte-Saint-André
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La Chapelle de Grolée

Rue de la chapelle 38980 Viriville
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Château de Montseveroux

This is an ancient fortress from the 13th century built following the blueprint that Jacques de St Georges was to circulate up to the Gascogne county. It is striking by its austere style; the tower with the entry porch is the main feature of this square structure highlighted by its round towers in each corner.
Le village 93 place du Château 38122 Montseveroux
04 74 59 20 10
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Parc et jardins du Château de Jarcieu

The gardens of the castle in Jarcieu take you through a journey from the middle ages to the 19th century. Extraordinary trees, a vegetable and herb garden as well as a flower garden can be found all along the interactive guided tour which also takes in the castle and the fine ceramic museum.
Château de Jarcieu 151 route de St Suplice 38270 Jarcieu
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Château de Bocsozel

The remains of the medieval castle of the Lords of Bocsozel lay at the top of a mound overlooking the Liers valley. You can enjoy a picnic on site or begin a walk on the local rambling paths.
Bocsozel 38260 Le Mottier
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Parc du Chateau de Bresson

The 'French garden' is part of this property hosting a large farming domain. This garden is outstanding for the simplicity of its lines and its hornbeam bordered maze that overlooks the farmed fields. There are also a sundial and a pond.
Château de Bresson 494 montée des murs 38270 Moissieu-sur-Dolon
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Château de Bresson

This castle from the Renaissance period was built on the remnants of an old stronghold house from the 14th century which had belonged to the Fromenton family from Bresson. The south side of the castle opens out onto a terraced French style garden and overlooks the Bievre valley.
494 montée des murs 38270 Moissieu-sur-Dolon
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chateau de barbarin

This beautiful castle from the 14th to the 18th centuries is adorned with a round tower, and was embellished by the Marquis of Marcieu who was the Governor of the Dauphiné county. This was also an ex stronghold for the Lords of the village of Revel. The castle, its terrace and gardens are listed as French Historical Monuments.
780 route de Pisieu 38270 Revel-Tourdan
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Parc Naturel de Chambaran

Both wild and welcoming this 600 acres site with its 40kms of walking paths will surely give you plenty of room to roam around in! You will be able to watch stags and deers, mountain goats, wild boars and many varieties of birds...
3200 Route de Revel 38870 Saint-Pierre-de-Bressieux
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Castle of Bressieux

Standing on a hill, the feudal castle of Bressieux still bears witness of its military heritage throughout the centuries, showcasing majestic ruins of reddy pink bricks.
38870 Bressieux
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