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Le coin tranquille: Discoveries around Les abrets, Isère

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Welcome to Le Coin Tranquille, your gateway to a plethora of enriching activities and local attractions around Les Abrets, Isère, Rhône-Alpes. Nestled in the heart of this stunning region, this destination offers a bucolic setting perfect for nature lovers and history enthusiasts. Start your day with a hike in the Chartreuse Massif, renowned for its picturesque paths and breathtaking views. For cy...See more

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On the road to Compostela : from Motz to Saint Genix sur Guiers
6.6 km

On the road to Compostela : from Motz to Saint Genix sur Guiers

In Savoie, its 58km route traverses some varied landscapes following the Rhône to St Genix sur Guiers. Although Santiago de Compostela is still over 1700km away, you can still experience this thousand year old pilgrimage route and you will meet very many pilgrims from Switzerland, Germany and the countries of Eastern Europe. We invite you to follow this thousans year old route, redolent of spirituality. The routes of Santiago de Compostela in France are listed as a UNESCO World Heritage Site. The Via Gebenensis comes from Geneva to go to Le Puy en Velay and Santiago de Compostela in Galicia (in Spain). Between Yenne and Saint-Maurice de Rotherens, you will have to climb 600m into a forest before finally enjoy the amazing panoramic view on the plain of Rhône. What a nice comfort after such sport !. Once you have crossed the region of Yenne, you come in Val Guiers region in which you can see many churches and chapels: in Saint-Maurice-de-Rotherens, the sculpted wooden cross of a pilgrim and the Chapel of Pigneux in Saint-Genix-sur-Guiers. Pilgrimage is a time when you can discover the patrimony The legend of the scallop During a wedding feast, a noble knight fell into the ocean with his horse just as the boat carrying the body of Saint James passed by. Immediately the sea became calm and the knight and his horse emerged from the water, covered in scallop shells, known in French as shells of Saint James - coquilles Saint-Jacques. The symbol of pilgrimage In the Middle Ages, the shells were sold in the square in front of Santiago Cathedral. The pilgrims carried them home as proof of their journey.

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Saint-Genix-sur-Guiers 73240 Saint-Genix-les-Villages
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Maison d'Izieu, Memorial to exterminated Jewish children
12 km

Maison d'Izieu, Memorial to exterminated Jewish children

A place of life that has become a place of national remembrance, the Maison d'Izieu, a museum and memorial, offers visitors the opportunity to discover history, justice and remembrance today through guided tours of the house and its permanent and temporary exhibitions. In this house opened by Sabine and Miron Zlatin, more than a hundred Jewish children were taken in from the spring of 1943 to April 1944 in order to escape from anti-Semitic persecution. On the morning of 6 April 1944, the 44 children and the 7 educators who were there were rounded up and deported on the orders of K. Barbie, one of the heads of the Gestapo in Lyon. From then on, the Maison d'Izieu became one of the first places of memory dedicated to the Shoah. The history of the children of the Colonie d'Izieu is known throughout the world following the Nuremberg trial in 1945 and the trial of K. Barbie in Lyon in 1987. The latter was the first trial for crimes against humanity in France, thanks to the action of the Klarsfeld couple and numerous witnesses. The day after the trial, Sabine Zlatin and the former sub-prefect of Belley, Pierre-Marcel Wiltzer, formed the "Musée-Mémorial des enfants d'Izieu" association. The President of the Republic, François Mitterrand, included the project of a museum dedicated to the children of Izieu in his programme of major works to make it "a place of memory, education and life". Since the presidential decree of 1993, the Maison d'Izieu, along with the Vélodrome d'Hiver and the Gurs camp, has been one of the three sites of national remembrance of "the victims of racist and anti-Semitic persecution and crimes against humanity committed with the complicity of the Vichy government, known as the government of the French State (1940-1944)". The memorial-museum was opened in 1994 by the President of the Republic François Mitterrand. Its extension was inaugurated in 2015 by the President of the Republic François Hollande. Classified as a historical monument, the Memorial-Museum is one of the most important places of memory to visit in Auvergne-Rhône-Alpes. When you arrive, a striking setting awaits you: the beauty of the place contrasting with the history it bears. At the end of the road, you will see the house with the blue shutters. As you walk through the site, you can stop at the 1993 national stele and the commemorative plaques on the house to pay your respects and try to understand. The house The house contains letters, drawings and photos that bear witness to daily life at the Colony from the spring of 1943 to the roundup on 6 April 1944. During your visit, you will go through the different rooms of the house: the classroom, the refectory, the dormitories... The house can only be visited accompanied by a mediator and by reservation. Visits take place at regular times. Consult the website. (Duration: 50 min) The museum Near the house, the museum is fully integrated into the old barn. The three areas of the permanent exhibition and its many digital devices allow visitors to discover the historical context of the Second World War, the networks for the rescue of Jewish children, international criminal justice and the construction of memory today. The building houses the bookshop, the documentation and research centre, educational rooms and a gallery of original documents from unpublished collections. An exhibition is scheduled every year from April to October. (Duration: 2 hours to visit the permanent exhibition) In addition to the visit to the house and the museum, a cultural and scientific programme is offered throughout the year: temporary exhibitions, symposiums, conferences, seminars, concerts, meetings with authors, etc. Four commemorations per year invite people to gather: 27 January, 6 April, last Sunday in April and 16 July. Today, the Maison d'Izieu is a place of welcome and vigilance which aims to deliver, through the memory of the children and educators of the Colonie d'Izieu, a universal message and to act against all forms of intolerance and racism.

70 route de Lambraz Hameau de Lélinaz 01300 Izieu
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Chapelle de Pigneux
6.7 km

Chapelle de Pigneux

The Chapel of Pigneux is not far from Saint-Genix-sur-Guiers, a village through which the way of Saint James (Chemin de compostelle) runs. That's why many pilgrims are used to go to the chapel. It is said that this oratory was dedicated to Notre Dame of Pigneux - also called Notre dame du gage - in appreciation of a victory against Saracens. There are several hypotheses about the chapel's origins; although, none of them has been confirmed. Some people think that the construction of the chapel may be linked with the battle against Moors in the 8th century. According to other people, it could be linked with a conflict that opposed Saint-Genix-sur -Guiers to the lord of la Tour-du-Pin in the 13th century. A third hypothesis suggests that religious conflicts in the 16th century might be at the origin of the chapel. It refers to the conflict between Lesdiguières and the troops from Savoie fighting on behalf of marquis of Treffort. The Chapel, falling into ruins in 1792, was restored by Monseigneur le chanoine Blanc, parish priest in Saint-Genix-sur-Guiers. The Chapel of Pigneux was rebuilt and extended in 1875. Actually, no matter the legend you hear about or remember, we can say that this chapel has known a great success that encourages the bishop from Belley to appoint a chaplain in the 16th century. Several chaplains succeeded him until 1788, date of the death of the last chaplain. In 2001, the Chapel of Pigneux was totally renovated.

Chapelle de Pigneux Saint-Genix-sur-Guiers 73240 Saint-Genix-les-Villages
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Domaine du Manoir
11 km

Domaine du Manoir

Luxury bed and breakfast, or 5* holiday rental, the Domaine du Manoir is located close to Bugey and Chartreuse mountains, in the Savoy lakes and vineyards area near the ViaRhôna (bicycle road between Geneva and Marseille) . Swimming pool, tennis, ground of bowls, big terrace. The Manoir house, located in a green setting in the middle of the Dauphine countryside, has preserved the soul of its history. With its wooded park overlooking mountains of Bugey and Chartreuse, this silk factory of the eighteenth century, located in the region of the Savoyard lakes, is classified Holiday rental 5*. It can accommodate from 4 to 10 people, for a few days or for holidays, and has a fully equipped American kitchen (fridge, freezer, gas stove, 3 electric rotary heat ovens, microwave, dishwasher) overlooking the dining room for 12-14 people, the work and games lounge, and the second library lounge, with flat screen TV 107cms, DVD player, HIFI. Also on the ground floor, laundry with washing machine and ironing board. Massage salon. Upstairs, 4 luxurious, spacious and comfortable rooms with TV 82 cms, desk, sitting area, each with bathroom and toilets. Terrace with barbecue, large swimming pool (16 x 8 m) fenced, pool-house, tennis court, boules shaded patio. Additional services available: home help, babysitter, hairdresser, masseuse, and "à la carte" meals… Possibility to rent weekly, weekend or several days in mid week. Located in the triangle Lyon – Geneva – Aix les Bains 45 minutes from the airport/Gare TGV Lyon Saint-Exupery and 1h from Geneva Cointrin.

176 route du Quinquet 38630 38630 Les Avenières Veyrins-Thuellin
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We have no information on the difficulty of this circuit. You may encounter some surprises along the way. Before you go, please feel free to inquire more and take all necessary precautions. Have a good trip! 🌳🥾