Saint-Chef Museum

  • Maison du Patrimoine de Saint-Chef
  • Maison du Patrimoine de Saint-Chef
  • Maison du Patrimoine de Saint-Chef
  • Maison du Patrimoine de Saint-Chef
  • Maison du Patrimoine de Saint-Chef
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Located in a 16th century house, the museum retraces nearly 15 centuries of history in Saint-Chef: the origins of the abbey, the interpretation of the Romanesque frescoes in the church, the local traditions and famous people born in the area Louis Seigner et Frédéric Dard)
The Heritage Museum is a museum accessible to all, thanks in particular to the richness of its information: models, films, reconstructions, CD-ROMs and explanatory booklets. Saint-Chef can hold no more secrets from you... In the heart of one of the most prestigious Dauphiné abbeys, the permanent exhibition presents, through models, CD-ROM and film, the history of the abbey and offers an interpretation of the beautiful frescoes in the chapel of angels (some of the richest evidence of Romanesque art in France). It also takes a look at the traditions of this Balmes Dauphinoises village (vineyard, adobe architecture, patois). Such an appeal certainly left its mark on famous people born in the area (Marius Riollet the writer, the actor Louis Seigner, and Frédéric Dard).
The new interactive terminal on Louis Seigner and Frédéric Dard in the last room of the museum, allows visitors to gain a deeper knowledge of these two characters.
Période(s) d'ouvertureFrom 09/04 to 30/06
Opening hours on Tuesday, Wednesday, Friday and Saturday between 10 am and 12 pm and between 2 pm and 6 pm. On Thursday and Sunday between 2 pm and 6 pm.
Closed on Monday.
Closed exceptionally on May 1st.

From 01/11/2022 to 31/03/2023, daily.
  • Type of culturel patrimony :
    • Museum
  • Science and technology :
    • Sciences and technology
    • Oenology
  • Arts and culture :
    • Arts and culture
    • Folk arts and popular traditions
    • Local history
    • Litterature
    • Sacred art
  • categories :
    • Eco-museum
Useful Information
  • Visit :
    • Guided tours
    • Educational visits
    • Themed tour
  • Entertainment :
    • Temporary exhibition
    • Activity
    • Children's entertainment
    • Handicrafts workshops
  • Durée(s) visite(s) :
    • Average individual visit length (minutes) 60
    • Average group visit length (minutes) 60
  • Individual tour services :
    • Unguided individual tours available permanently
    • Guided individual tours on request
  • themes :
    • History
    • Famous people
  • Interior facilities :
    • Lift
    • Toilets
  • Parking :
    • Parking
  • Cultural leisure facilities :
    • Exhibition space
    • Book shop
  • Services :
    • Guided individual tours
    • Unguided group tours
    • Guided group tours
    • Unguided individual tours
  • Group tour services :
    • Guided group tours on request
    • Unguided group tours available permanently
  • Tour language(s) :
    • French
  • Help for client/practical :
    • Permanent entertainments organiser
    • Tourist brochures
    • Tourist information
  • Tourisme affaires :
    • 1 equipped room(s)
    • 25 people max
  • Restaurants :
    • Restaurant in the close vicinity
  • Rooms equipped for :
    • Seminar/meeting
  • Rooms equipment :
    • Paper board
    • Table
    • Chair
  • Accessibility criteria for people with reduced mobility :
    • Site, building totally accessible
  • Customer type :
    • Compulsory health pass


Free entry. Guided tour of the museum: €5 per person.
  • Payment methods :
    • Cheque
    • Cash
    • Credit transfer
    • Chèques Culture
    • Carte M'ra
Saint-Chef Museum
2 Rue du Seigneur de By
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Musée de Saint-Chef
2 Rue du Seigneur de By
GPS coordinates
Latitude : 45.634582
Longitude : 5.366006
A3, exit 7 for Isle d'Abeau Centre'
Follow signs for Morestel, then Saint-Chef
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  • Environnements :
    • In the country
    • Village centre
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