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Historic site and monument

Old town of Montmélian

Service patrimoine-musée de la Ville de Montmélian
73800 Montmélian

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The restored old centre of Montmélian is a stunning example of urban Savoyard architecture: narrow-fronted houses, covered walkways, Renaissance-era mansions, old shop windows...


The citadel at the bottom of the fort is encircled by Medieval ramparts. On both sides of the main road, passageways between the narrow-fronted houses lead into a labyrinth of inner courtyards and covered walkways.
The Renaissance-era mansions have kept their mullion windows, spiral staircases and Italian loggias.
Only the guest quarters and the church remain from the Dominican monastery, founded in 1319.
The Chaîne district (former entrance to the town) has maintained its picturesque character with its paved roads and old shop windows. The 17th-century Pont Cuenot (Historic Monument) over the Isère provides a lovely view over the town.

Guided tours with a Guide du Patrimoine Savoie Mont Blanc : Wednesdays at 3pm, all year round + Thursdays at 8pm in July and August (excluding bank holidays)

  • : Home school groups, Groups, Students


  • Parking
  • Restaurant
  • Bar
  • Picnic area
  • Exhibition space
  • Media library
  • Toilets
  • Car park
  • Covered car park
  • Public WC

Spoken Languages

  • French

  • Autumn
  • Summer
  • Winter
  • Spring

Opening Period

All year round, daily.
Open access.


Full price: 5 €
Reduced price: 3 €.

Free entry for children < 18 years.