Morestel, the city of painters

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  • Passerelle Morestel
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  • 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
  • Vieille ville Morestel - OTSI Morestel
  • Passerelle Morestel
  • Passerelle Morestel de nuit
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Presentation

Discover the picturesque, narrow streets of the old town, following the heritage trail along Rue François-Auguste Ravier. From the St Symphorien church to the Medieval Tower, the history of Morestel is waiting to be revealed... Follow the guide!
Morestel has seduced many artists with its particular light. The picturesque medieval setting of the town only enhances the attractiveness and charm of this old fortified settlement... and Morestel has kept many traces of its past.
Walk the narrow streets of the upper part of the town, commonly known as the 'Old Town'... Let yourself be guided by the Heritage Trail and discover Morestel's history.

The village of Morestel developed at the base of a rock, beneath the castle, and was certainly within ramparts in the first half of the 14th century.
It was accessed by two gates, the Saint Symphorien gate, whose remains are still visible in the wall and the Murine gate. These gates were linked by the single commercial street in the village, the 'Grande Vie' (Latin via, the way), called Rue Ravier since 1945. Outside, near the gates, the two suburbs developed.

Crowded inside the walls, sometimes attached to the Castle ramparts, there were many houses, barns and garden, as well as residences of the local nobility, which were sometimes fortified: 'Strong Houses'.
Consider a baby carrier rather than a pushchair!
Période(s) d'ouvertureAll year round, every day. Booking required.
Themes
  • Type of culturel patrimony :
    • Guided tour and/or with commentary
  • Arts and culture :
    • Arts and culture
    • Local history
  • Historical patrimony :
    • Historic patrimony
    • Medieval town
  • Client profile :
    • Groups
Useful Information
  • Visit :
    • Guided tours
  • Services :
    • 15 people min per group
    • 80 people max per group
  • Durée(s) visite(s) :
    • Average individual visit length (minutes) 60
    • Average group visit length (minutes) 120
  • Individual tour services :
    • Unguided individual tours available permanently
    • Guided individual tours on request
  • themes :
    • History
    • Famous people
  • Parking :
    • Car park
  • Services :
    • Pets welcome
  • Group tour services :
    • Guided group tours on request
    • Unguided group tours available permanently
  • Tour language(s) :
    • French
    • English
  • Help for client/booking :
    • Booking obligatory
  • Help for client/practical :
    • Tourist brochures
    • Tourist information
  • Information panel language(s) :
    • French
    • English
  • Documentation language(s) :
    • French
    • English

Tarifs

Prices not available.
Group rate available for > 15 people.
  • Payment methods :
    • Cheque
    • Cash
Contact
Morestel, the city of painters
Rue François-Auguste Ravier
38510
Morestel
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Phone : +33 4 74 80 19 59
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Morestel, cité des peintres
Rue François-Auguste Ravier
38510
Morestel
GPS coordinates
Latitude : 45.676648
Longitude : 5.469426
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  • Environnements :
    • Village centre
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