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Val-de-Virieu

Tourism, holidays & weekends guide in the Isère

Val-de-Virieu - Tourism, holidays & weekends guide in the Isère
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Nestled in the valley of the Bourbre at an altitude of 400 m, kissed by two beautiful castles, Virieu offer to all those who take the time to stop, a landscape of rare beauty. Let us guide you through the streets steeped in history and stand on the heights, you will discover a beautiful picture of Bourbre Valley. Many artists have been sensitive to the charm of the village: Johan Barthold Jongkind, Alphonse de Lamartine, Anna de Noailles, Giacomino Pierre, Pierre Bonnard ... painters, writers, poets, all have left traces of their precious in this beautiful town.

In a green setting where many streams flow, Virieu now has a thousand inhabitants in an area of ​​11.38 km ². Virieu welcomes you in summer and winter, to share moments of conviviality. Discover a real potatoes village!

Geographical information

MunicipalityVal-de-Virieu
Postcode38730
Latitude45.4854550 (N 45° 29’ 8”)
Longitude5.4764770 (E 5° 28’ 35”)
AltitudeFrom 381m to 775m
Surface area16.26 km²
Population1585 inhabitants
Density97 inhabitants/km²
PrefectureGrenoble (29 mi, 38 min)
Insee code38560
IntercommunalityCC Les Vals du Dauphiné
DepartmentIsère
TerritoryAlps, Dauphiné
RegionAuvergne-Rhône-Alps

Nearest cities & towns

Chassignieu1.9 mi (4 min)
Blandin2.2 mi (7 min)
Chélieu2.2 mi (7 min)
Doissin3.5 mi (9 min)
Montagnieu3.9 mi (8 min)
Châbons4 mi (11 min)
Saint-Ondras4.5 mi (8 min)
Burcin4.7 mi (9 min)
Le Passage4.7 mi (8 min)
Montrevel4.8 mi (11 min)
Sainte-Blandine5.7 mi (11 min)
Torchefelon5.8 mi (18 min)
Valencogne5.8 mi (11 min)
Biol6.1 mi (14 min)

Things to see and do

Castle Virieu, the halls, the museum of the nutcracker, the bucket wheel, organs and distillery Bigallet ...

Office opened in July and August holidays.

Camping-car.

Places of interest

Monuments
Transport

Events and festivities

Car slalom in mid-June.

Fair St. Catherine.

Summer evening in August.

Lotto November.

Christmas market in December.

Photos

Castle Virieu
Castle Virieu
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Common Virieu
Common Virieu
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Mayor
Mayor
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Virieu under the snow
Virieu under the snow
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Hall
Hall
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Organ
Organ
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Workshop galochier
Workshop galochier
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camping car
camping car
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School Stephanie of Virieu
School Stephanie of Virieu
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Distillery Bigallet
Distillery Bigallet
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Church
Church
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painter Jongkind
painter Jongkind
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Place Truce
Place Truce
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Weather

Friday 21 july
Min. 20°C - Max. 33°C
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Saturday 22 july
Min. 22°C - Max. 35°C
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Sunday 23 july
Min. 23°C - Max. 36°C
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Visits, leisure and activities nearby

Marked trails open to hikers, mountain bikers and equestrians.

Guided heritage tour "in the footsteps of painter Jongkind."

Leisure activities

Last nameActivity typeRateCity
Tour of Virieu Castle
Culture and education6 € to 8 € Val-de-Virieu
Guided hike with donkeys
Nature and the great outdoors25 € to 45 € Flachères (7.7 mi)
Canyoning in Vercors or Chartreuse
Sports sensations45 € to 55 € Grenoble (23 mi)
Two-seater paraglider flight over Belledonne and the Chartreuse
Sports sensations75 € to 150 € Plateau-des-Petites-Roches (23 mi)
Tandem paraglider flight with an instructor
Sports sensations80 € to 140 € Lans-en-Vercors (25 mi)

Outings

Last nameOuting typeDifficultyDurationDeparture municipality
Cycle 6 loop: Around the lake bog
Cycling itineraryEasy1h35Châbons (4.8 mi)
Bévenais: Chapel of Salette
HikeEasy2h10Bévenais (7.4 mi)
Mountain bike loop Local legends
HikeEasy4h35Pressins (7.8 mi)
Walking track : An air of Cuba
HikeIntermediate1h35Saint-Jean-d'Avelanne (9.6 mi)
Trail: The Saint Martin
HikeIntermediate2h55Saint-Martin-de-Vaulserre (10 mi)

Restaurants

Bed & breakfasts

Vacation rentals

Campsites

Hotels

Your holidays
A hotel
A vacation rental
A bed & breakfast
A campsite
A leisure activity
A restaurant
A rental car
A plane ticket
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