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Rare XNUMXth century Romanesque church classified as a Historic Monument, open to visitors and hosting one of the oldest Chamber Music Festival in France, free concerts and temporary exhibitions of contemporary art.

Restored in 1964 by the artist Roger Lorin, the church has since been devoted to the visual arts and music.
The international festival is one of the oldest chamber music festivals in France and allows you to hear, in this place with exceptional acoustics, the best French and international groups. (full program on the website)
Finally, the site of the Romanesque Priory from the XNUMXth century, decorated with frescoes and classified as a Historic Monument, can be visited (free or guided visit for groups by appointment).

Free concerts are given by the older pupils of the conservatories of the region, during the Sundays of the Priory.

Additional information : As part of group visits: guided tour and video on the monks of Ganagobie and Tamié. Breakfast offered before 11 am for group visits. Seminar room. Possibility of a combined one-day visit with a commented tour of Lake Paladru by sailboat, organized by the SPAC.

Room rental

Name Max capacity Theater capacity Capacity in U Cocktail capacity Banquet In square
Church 299 200 150 299 150 299
  • Free Catering

Adapted to

  • Congress
  • Seminar / Meeting

Equipments

  • Projectors
  • Microphone
  • Scene
  • Tables
  • Desk
  • Screen
  • Chairs

Activities

Customers

  • School groups welcome
  • Pilgrims
  • Special family with children
  • Adolescent special
  • Groups welcome
  • Business / incentive groups welcome

Visit

  • Average duration of the group visit: 45 min
  • Average duration of the individual visit: 60 min
  • Groups welcome up to 200 people.

Additional visit:
Reservations possible for group visits outside of public opening hours.
Coaches parking: Esplanade Roger Lorin - College des Collines de Chirens

Customers

  • School groups welcome
  • Pilgrims
  • Special family with children
  • Adolescent special
  • Groups welcome
  • Business / incentive groups welcome

Visit languages

  • Français

Individual visit services

  • Unguided individual tours on request

Group visits services

  • Guided group tours on request

Booking

Group visit: Reservation at least one month before by email at prieuredechirens@orange.fr

Opening

Visites individuelles :
Du 19 mai au 7 juillet (sauf le 16 juin) : tous les dimanches de 14h30 à 18h.
Du 8 au 31 juillet : tous les jeudis et dimanches de 14h30 à 18h.

Visites pour les groupes (10 personnes) :
Du 20 mai au 8 août et du 1er au 30 septembre sur rendez-vous.

En dehors de ces ouvertures à la visite, le Prieuré est ouvert au public pour les concerts des Dimanches du Prieuré et du Festival international de musique de chambre.

Prices

Full price: € 4
Reduced price: €2 (students under 26, job seekers, disabled people).

Free for less than 12 years.

Payment method

  • Cheque
  • Cash

Services

Equipments

  • Parking
  • Coach parking
  • Parking nearby
  • Screening Room
  • Show room
  • Air-conditioning
  • Toilets

Services

  • Educational visits
  • Coach access
  • Theme visit
  • Shop
  • Drop off on site for groups
  • Permanent animator
  • Tourist Documentation
  • Guided tours

Activities on site

  • Concert
  • Product tasting

Adapted tourism

  • Adapted benefits for mental impairment
  • Adapted services for visual impairment
  • Wheelchair accessible with assistance

Public

  • Language spoken: English

Home of animals

  • Animals accepted: not communicated

Access

From Grenoble, A48 motorway towards Lyon, exit N ° 10 Chamfeuillet, then D1075 towards Bourg en Bresse.
From Lyon, A48, exit n ° 10 Champfeuillet then direction Voiron and D1075 Bourg en Bresse.
From Chambéry, highway direction Lyon, exit Aiguebelette, St Béron, St Geoire en Valdaine, Chirens direction Voiron.