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The foundation of the Benedictine monastery :
In the 6th century, Theudère, a member of a rich local family, found a small monastery in the quiet site of Saint-Chef village.
At the start of the 9th century, was introduced the Rule of Saint Benedict.
In the 13th century, the influence of the abbey reached its highpoint, with authority over about a hundred churches and a dozen priories. This rich and glorious period is reflected in the church itself, with its Romanesque frescoes.
In 1840, Prosper Mérimée classified the church and its frescoes as a historical monument.
Architecture :
The church dates from the 11th and 12th century. The nave, with its wooden roof, is divided into seven bays. The transept does not extend very far : the chapel of saint Clement, topped with the archangel chapel forms the northern extremity ; the chapel of saint Theudère and the bell-tower are located at the southern end.


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Castle Marchil:

In the sixth century, on the false flat would have existed the first village of Saint-Chef Alarone. People were grouped in the shelter of the small castle towers.

Stream of the Madeleine:

This road passes between the houses of adobe, earthen architecture typical of the Dauphiné.

Channel of the monks:

This old canal built by the monks of Saint-Chef fed the three mills located in the lower village.

View of the pond of Gole and the forest of Tire-Gerb :

They form a mosaic of environments: lakes, marshes, hedgerows and woodland edges that represent a very attractive environment for birds with a juxtaposition of forest species. It is for the 43 bird species a breeding, passage and a food container.

Culmination of the tour:

View of eight departments and 20 villages. From North to South: Bugey, Mont Blanc, Vanoise, Chartreuse. In the West, the Pilat and the Monts du Lyonnais.

Is a 12km trek.


Accommodation nearby

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Hôtel - Restaurant - La Commanderie de Champarey

  • Bourgoin-jallieu
  • 04 74 93 04 26
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Le Couvent des Franciscaines

  • Morestel
  • 04 74 80 56 82
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Hôtel Première Classe

  • L'isle-d'abeau
  • 04 74 27 61 19
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Hôtel Mercure Lyon L'Isle d'Abeau

  • Villefontaine
  • 04 74 96 80 00

4 world of Saint-Chef

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Take the historical tour of the village to discover the four worlds of Saint-Chef:

Abbey of Saint-Chef :

The buildings of the 15th and 16th century was a coherent world, built around the cloister: deanery, chamarerie, cellarer, hotels, home of Capiscol, the sacristy ... Mullioned windows, emblazoned doors, ogee arches, the historic center of the village is preserved which still echo the footsteps of the Benedictine monks.

Castle District:

The current castle district has developed on the northern crest of the hill, inside the monastery. Today, the castle of Teyssier de Savy (which can be visited under conditions) and the Tower du Poulet, second archaeological remains of Saint-Chef ...

Area of town:

Or the lives of artisan and silky of Saint-Chef.

Area of the Chapel:

This predominantly agricultural area with farms Dauphine, his tobacco barns,  were at the time of monks the second parish of Saint-Chef.

Two hills, four districts and nearly 15 centuries of history.


Accommodation nearby

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Hôtel - Restaurant - La Commanderie de Champarey

  • Bourgoin-jallieu
  • 04 74 93 04 26
le-couvent-des-franciscaines morestel

Le Couvent des Franciscaines

  • Morestel
  • 04 74 80 56 82
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Hôtel Première Classe

  • L'isle-d'abeau
  • 04 74 27 61 19
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Hôtel Mercure Lyon L'Isle d'Abeau

  • Villefontaine
  • 04 74 96 80 00

Following story of monks benedictins

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Abbey Church of Saint-Chief:

The history of the village of Saint-Chef is directly linked to its Benedictine abbey, listed building in 1840 for its Romanesque church among the oldest of the Dauphine and the Angels Chapel, entirely covered with frescoes from the late 11th century . This chapel, however, deals with the heavenly paradise, while retaining the traditional techniques of medieval fresco: natural pigments, a range of consistent color and a painting surface.

Heritage House Museum:

Walk the eight rooms of this former home of the sixteenth century to the discovery of nearly 15 centuries of history: the presence of the Benedictine monks, virtual tour of the frescoes in the Chapel of the Angels, traditions and local celebrities Dauphine.

Initiation to oenology in the land of Balmes Dauphinoises:

Accompanied by a wine expert training, learn to taste the local wine industry Balmes Dauphiné, which indicates the presence since 993.


Accommodation nearby

hotel-restaurant-la-commanderie-de-champarey bourgoin-jallieu

Hôtel - Restaurant - La Commanderie de Champarey

  • Bourgoin-jallieu
  • 04 74 93 04 26
le-couvent-des-franciscaines morestel

Le Couvent des Franciscaines

  • Morestel
  • 04 74 80 56 82
hotel-premiere-classe l-isle-d-abeau

Hôtel Première Classe

  • L'isle-d'abeau
  • 04 74 27 61 19
hotel-mercure-lyon-l-isle-d-abeau villefontaine

Hôtel Mercure Lyon L'Isle d'Abeau

  • Villefontaine
  • 04 74 96 80 00



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