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Historic site and monument

Old town of Montmélian

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...

Description

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)

  • : Groups, Home school groups, Students

Equipments

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

Spoken Languages

  • French

  • Autumn
  • Summer
  • Winter
  • Spring

Opening Period

All year round, daily.
Open access.

Prices

Full price: 4 €
Child : 2 €
Student: 3.50 €
Group adults: 3.50 €
Group children : 2 €.

Free entry for children < 6 years.
Child entry valid for 6 - 16 years.
Group rate available for > 10 people.

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