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 Built on a slope, the building has 2 levels: a low level as a stable and the barn originally made up of five naves.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.

In 2024, we invite you to join us on April 27 to discover the world of ceramic artist Caroline Schmoll!

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



  • Groups welcome


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


From April 27 to June 30 and from September 1 to October 27, 2024:
Open Saturdays, Sundays and public holidays from 14 p.m. to 18 p.m.
Exceptional opening on May 10 (Ascension Bridge).
Saturday June 15: open until 19 p.m. and Sunday June 16: all day from 10 a.m. to 18 p.m. as part of the potters' market.

From July 1 to August 31, 2024: open every day, except Tuesday, from 14 p.m. to 18 p.m.


Free access.

Payment method

  • Bank / credit card
  • Cheque
  • Cash



  • Parking nearby
  • Picnic area.
  • Toilets


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

Activities on site

  • Temporary exhibitions
  • Evening entertainment
  • Show
  • Animation

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


  • Language spoken: English

Home of animals

  • Animals accepted: No

The programme

From 01Aug2024
Festival : Les Nuits hors la Grange
From 01/08/2024

Festival: Nights outside the Barn

Villages of Lake Paladru
Visite guidée : Regarder autrement l’exposition

Guided tour: Looking at the exhibition differently

Villages of Lake Paladru
Visite guidée de l’exposition Magique Magma

Guided tour of the Magique Magma exhibition

Villages of Lake Paladru
Visite sensible : La grange fait sens

Sensitive visit: The barn makes sense

Villages of Lake Paladru
Stage poterie : Mon pichet à vin
Cultural activity

Pottery course: My wine pitcher


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