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Annoisin-Chatelans - Tourism, holidays & weekends guide in the Isère

Small village in the Isère region of about 700 inhabitants, Annoisin-Chatelans takes place at a hundred kilometers from Grenoble, on the foothills and the plateau of Isle Crémieu. It is located about forty kilometers from Lyon, not far from Leyrieu or Courtenay.

The territory of Annoisin-Chatelans was occupied from the beginning of the first millennium, as evidenced by traces found on the site of Larina, an oppidum and a Merovingian camp. Today, the village remains known for its production of goat cheese, as well as for its charming historical heritage to discover the time of a stay in the region.

This charming little village has kept all its charm over the centuries, continuing to reveal a typical architecture and traditional based on golden stone.

Geographical information

Latitude45.7570229 (N 45° 45’ 25”)
Longitude5.2917370 (E 5° 17’ 30”)
AltitudeFrom 280m to 452m
Surface area13.27 km²
Population694 inhabitants
Density52 inhabitants/km²
PrefectureGrenoble (59 mi, 1h11)
Insee code38010
IntercommunalityCC Les Balcons du Dauphiné
TerritoryAlps, Dauphiné

Nearest cities & towns

Siccieu-Saint-Julien-et-Carisieu2.9 mi (10 min)
Optevoz3.7 mi (11 min)
Crémieu3.9 mi (9 min)
Villemoirieu4.8 mi (12 min)
Hières-sur-Amby5.2 mi (15 min)
Soleymieu5.9 mi (17 min)
Leyrieu6 mi (14 min)
Dizimieu6.3 mi (14 min)
Saint-Baudille-de-la-Tour6.3 mi (18 min)
Courtenay6.8 mi (17 min)
Chozeau7 mi (16 min)
Moras7.2 mi (19 min)
Charette8 mi (19 min)
Vernas8.1 mi (17 min)

Things to see and do

The village of Annoisin-Chatelans has several sites included in the general inventory of cultural heritage. You will be able to admire the church Notre-Dame, building of the Middle Ages modified at the XIXe century, the field of the Tower of XVIe century and modified in XVIIIe, the primary school of the girls and the boys of the XIXe century, a farm of XVIIIe century, or a house located at Mollard built in the sixteenth century and modified in the nineteenth.

While strolling in the old center, you will discover with pleasure the houses in golden stone, the wash-houses, the banal ovens or even the fountain.

Listed in the Historical Monuments, the typical site of Devendra's barred spur, the Larinaz and Charbonnier presents a necropolis and pre-Roman fragments found in the heart of the oppidum of Larina.

Several marked hiking trails allow to discover the local flora and fauna, as well as the cultural heritage of the village and its surroundings. Magnificent cliffs overlooking the Rhone plain allow you to admire on a clear day the summit of the Alps or Mont Blanc.

The museum of the lauze, devoted to this local golden stone found on some of the houses, allows to learn a little more about its origins and its uses over the centuries.

Places of interest

Natural sites

Events and festivities


Annoisin Landscape
Annoisin Landscape
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Under the snow !
Under the snow !
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Detail of Chatelans washhouse
Detail of Chatelans washhouse
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Tuesday 20 june
Min. 15°C - Max. 24°C
Wednesday 21 june
Min. 14°C - Max. 24°C
Thursday 22 june
Min. 15°C - Max. 24°C

Visits, leisure and activities nearby

Leisure activities

Last nameActivity typeRateCity
Vanciaventure Adventure Park
Entertainment14 € to 20 € Rillieux-la-Pape (19.3 mi)
Guided hike with donkeys
Nature and the great outdoors25 € to 45 € Flachères (19.9 mi)
Tour of Virieu Castle
Culture and education6 € to 8 € Val-de-Virieu (21 mi)
Visit of the Abbey Notre Dame des Dombes
Culture and education5 € Le Plantay (22 mi)
Natural perfume-making workshop
Arts and Crafts69 € Lyon (22 mi)


Last nameOuting typeDifficultyDurationDeparture municipality
Circuit Cuny's tour
HikeEasy4h10Villebois (9.3 mi)
Circuit ovens of Bressolles
HikeEasy1h10Bressolles (12.1 mi)
Bike tour - 9 villages tour
Cycling itineraryIntermediate3h00Montluel (13.1 mi)
Discovery tour "Montluel over time"
HikeEasy50 minMontluel (13.1 mi)
Coastal Walking Tour
HikeIntermediate4h25Pizay (13.3 mi)


Bed & breakfasts

Vacation rentals



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