Morestel Heritage Trail

  • Vieille ville Morestel - OTSI Morestel
  • Vieille ville Morestel - OTSI Morestel
  • Vieille ville Morestel - OTSI Morestel
  • Vieille ville Morestel - OTSI Morestel
  • Vieille ville Morestel - OTSI Morestel
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Explore the picturesque alleyways of the old town by following this heritage trail along Rue François-Auguste-Ravier. From St Symphorien church to the Medieval Tower, Morestel reveals all its secrets.
The special light of Morestel has attracted many an artist... and the picturesque medieval setting of this ancient fortified village adds even more charm to its appeal. Morestel still boasts many traces of its historical past.
Explore the alleyways of the upper part of the town, generally known as the "Old Town", and let the Heritage Trail guide you through the history of Morestel.

Morestel grew at the foot of the rock on which the castle stands. The village was almost certainly surrounded by a rampart wall during the first half of the 14th century. There were two entrance gates, the Saint Symphorien gate, of which traces are still visible on the wall, and the Murine gate, at the other end of the village's shopping street, called "Grande Vie" (from the latin word "via", meaning road). This street was renamed "Rue Ravier" in 1945. Outside the castle walls, two districts developed near these gates.

Within the enclosure, a profusion of houses, some of them backing onto the rampart wall, as well as barns and parks were built, along with the so-called "Fortified Manor Houses" of the local nobility
Période(s) d'ouvertureOpen daily, all year round.
  • Services :
    • 15 people min per group
    • 80 people max per group
  • Section :
    • Cultural
  • Tourist itinerary :
    • Tourist itinerary
  • Pedestrian sports :
    • Pedestrian sports
    • Course
  • Client profile :
    • Groups
Useful Information
  • Équipements & services :
    • Animaux admis
    • Parking proche ou sur place
    • WC publics
  • Durée(s) visite(s) :
    • Average group visit length (minutes) 120
    • Average individual visit length (minutes) 60
  • Individual tour services :
    • Unguided individual tours available permanently
    • Guided individual tours on request
  • Group tour services :
    • Unguided group tours available permanently
    • Guided group tours on request
  • Parking :
    • Car park
  • Services :
    • Pets welcome
    • Guided individual tours
    • Guided group tours
    • Unguided group tours
    • Unguided individual tours
  • Documentation language(s) :
    • French
    • English
  • Tour language(s) :
    • French
    • English
  • Information panel language(s) :
    • English
    • French
  • Bathroom/toilets :
    • Public WC
  • Accessibilité handicap :
    • Non accessible aux personnes en mobilité réduite

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Complément accueilWe recommend you use a baby-carrier rather than a pushchair!
Morestel Heritage Trail
Rue François-Auguste Ravier
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  • Spoken language(s) :
    • French
    • English


Parcours Patrimonial de Morestel
Rue François-Auguste Ravier
GPS coordinates
Latitude : 45.675872
Longitude : 5.469818
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  • Route :
    • Distance (km) 1
    • Daily duration (minutes) 90
  • Environnements :
    • Village centre
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