Place de la Nation

  • Fontaine à balancier


This square used to be the courtyard used by the mendicant order of the Augustinian Eremites, who lived on whatever donations they received.
It is also the site of a Historic Monument, the pendulum fountain.
The square was given its current name, Place de la Nation, during the Revolution.
The courtyard of the Augustinian convent used to be closed by a monumental 17th-century gate. The rounded stone features at the foot of the entrance pilasters are guardstones. Their purpose was to protect the wall from the wheels of passing carts.
Période(s) d'ouvertureAll year round, daily.
  • Type of culturel patrimony :
    • Historic site and monument
  • categories :
    • Classified or listed (CNMHS)
  • Historical patrimony :
    • Historic patrimony
    • Square
  • Period :
    • 14th C
    • 16th C
    • 19th C
    • 17th C
Useful Information
  • Individual tour services :
    • Unguided individual tours available permanently
  • Parking :
    • Parking
  • Group tour services :
    • Guided group tours on request
    • Unguided group tours available permanently
  • Tour language(s) :
    • French
  • Information panel language(s) :
    • French
    • German
    • English
  • Audio-guide language(s) :
    • English
    • French


Free of charge.
Place de la Nation
Place de la Nation-Charles de Gaulle
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  • Spoken language(s) :
    • French


La place de la Nation
Place de la Nation-Charles de Gaulle
GPS coordinates
Latitude : 45.724656
Longitude : 5.249814
Near the entrance to the Augustinian cloister, opposite Crémieu Tourist Information Office.
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