A former outbuilding (XNUMXth century) of the Carthusian Monastery of Sylve Bénite, the Grange Dîmière was used to collect royalties in kind and to store harvests. Today it is a place dedicated to contemporary ceramic sculpture and performing arts

The Barn stands out for its vast proportions, its architectural qualities (pebbles and scale tiles) and its majesty, which testify to the richness and power of the Carthusian foundation. Built on a slope, the building has 2 levels: a low level as a stable and the barn originally made up of five naves. It is listed in the Historic Monuments.

The ceramic exhibitions are accompanied by workshops, live shows... The layout of the outdoor spaces, the gardens, shows, walks... bear witness to the occupation of the site by the Carthusian monks.
Every year, on August 1, 2 and 3, a circus festival is held in the monument's orchard.

Discover the Barn in pictures:

In 2023, we give you an appointment from April 29 to discover the world of ceramic artists Aster Cassel and Nathalie Charrié!

Tips and Suggestions : Don't miss the Circus Festival which takes place in the orchard on August 1, 2 and 3 each year!
A rich program is offered to you from May to October, watch the news of the Grange Dîmière.

Portrait : The tithe barn is a former outbuilding of the Charterhouse of Silve Bénite, near Lake Paladru, saved from ruin and restored with natural materials by heritage companies, it is now a place dedicated to exhibitions of contemporary ceramics, performing arts and discovering historical and natural heritage. It is listed as a Historic Monument.

Sustainable tourism : After having worked to safeguard the architectural and historical heritage, we are undertaking work on the enhancement of the old correrie: creation of historic gardens, restoration of the walls of the adobe enclosure, establishment of an ENS and protection of the reserves in water of this perimeter.



  • Groups welcome


  • Average duration of the individual visit: 60 min
  • Average duration of the group visit: 30 min


  • Groups welcome

Visit languages

  • French

Individual visit services

  • Unguided individual tours permanently

Group visits services

  • Unguided group tours permanently
  • Guided group tours on request
  • Mandatory guided group visits


Open from April 29 to October 29, 2023 at the following times:

From April 29 to June 30 and from September 1 to October 29, 2023:
Open Saturdays, Sundays and public holidays from 14 p.m. to 18 p.m.
Exceptional opening on 19/05 (Ascension Bridge).
Sunday June 11: open all day from 10 a.m. to 18 p.m. as part of a pottery market.

From July 1 to August 31, 2023: open daily from 14 p.m. to 18 p.m.


Free access.

Payment method

  • Bank / credit card
  • Cheque
  • Cash



  • Aire de pique-nique
  • Toilets
  • Parking nearby


  • Drop off on site for groups
  • Tourist Documentation
  • Free visits
  • Guided tours

Activities on site

  • Animation
  • Temporary exhibitions
  • Evening entertainment
  • Show

Reduced mobility

Adapted tourism

  • Wheelchair accessible with assistance
  • Accessible for self-propelled wheelchairs
  • Reserved place for people with reduced mobility
  • Clear traffic area
  • WC + grab bar + circulation space
  • Possibility to drop someone off in front of the site
  • Ramp
  • Magnetic buckle available at reception


From Grenoble A 48, direction Lyon, exit Rives, then D 520 to Oyeu and D17 to Le Pin.