Beautiful 15th century castle with crenelated, round towers. Private property.The La Balmes from Faucigny and Bugey settled in Montchalin, from which...Read more
The parish church was built in the village between 1870 and 1880. It was named after Saint Martin who is depicted in an allegorical sculpture on the tympanum...Read more
Originally, these "gabouillons", as they were called in the region, were very basic reservoirs dug out near the streams.
The washhouses of Courtenay...Read more
Every hamlet had its own communal furnace, meaning that it was at the disposal of all the residents. In Courtenay, you'll find a furnace at Le Broquet.
There are many fountains dotted across the village and hamlets of Courtenay.
You'll find two in Lancin, one in Chanizieu, two in Courtenay village,...Read more
The so-called Dauphiné roofs reach remarkable heights (often beyond the height of the walls). Their distnguishing feature is their very steep, 4-slope...Read more