Built by the Chalaisian monks in 1101, this church is a very beautiful building of Romanesque art close to primitive Cistercian art. It is listed in the supplementary inventory of Historical Monuments. Its polychrome keystone is not to be missed.

Additional information : Contact the site in advance for suitable parking. Human assistance for people with reduced mobility necessary for access to the church.

Tips and Suggestions: 
In addition to visiting the Church of the Abbey, the walk to the belvedere (1 hour return) is ideal with a view of the Isère valley and the Vercors and Belledonne mountains. Opportunity to also discover the Chalais biscuit shop.


  • Average duration of the group visit: 15 min
  • Average duration of the individual visit: 15 min
  • Groups welcome up to 40 people.

Additional visit:
Visit outside of religious services. For groups reservation at reception (only one group at a time in the church)

Individual visit services

  • Unguided individual tours permanently

Group visits services

  • Unguided group visits on request


For groups reservation required, only one group at a time.


All year, every day.
No visits during religious services.


Free access.

Payment method

  • Cheque
  • Cash



  • Public toilets
  • Parking nearby
  • Orientation table
  • Toilets


  • Coach access
  • Shop

Adapted tourism

  • Adapted benefits for mental impairment
  • Wheelchair accessible with assistance
  • Reserved place for people with reduced mobility
  • WC + grab bar + circulation space
  • Presence of pictograms and/or simplified visuals of suitable signage (texts/images)
  • Reception staff made aware of the reception of people with disabilities
  • Physical disability


  • Language spoken: English

Home of animals

  • Animals accepted: No


A40 Grenoble-Lyon motorway, exit 13 Voreppe.
SNCF station in Voreppe.
Voreppe-Chalais: 7km