Balade nature et culture : Derrière les murs et le long de la digue

Equipment : Pedestrian sports, Course

Nature and culture discovery tour behind the walls of the Parc du Domaine de Vizille and along the Romanche dike. Signs will give you a better understanding of the rich history of the various sites you'll pass through

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From the Place du Château, head towards Uriage and pass under the Voûte (Tunnel). You'll discover the Locomotive, a conference hall built on a former site of the Voies Ferrées du Dauphiné. This is where the trains and streetcars (tacots) running from Grenoble to Oisans were parked and repaired until 1964. Cross the road and cross the Pont des Allas. Follow the Château wall, to which is attached the legend of a pact between Lesdiguières and the Devil. (An option is available up to the Belvedere to admire the Vizille plain);
Arriving at Péage de Vizille, you'll notice a small tower, the hydro-electric power station and a chapel built in 1869. Next come the Romanche dykes, the Grand Pont, and the remains of the old cardboard mills and foundries. On the way back, follow the Gua and Martinets canals, the site of the former Alliance Textile, the garden city, the former Tannery and the Pétillon mill, and finally, back to the Place du Château.


Free access.

Opening periods

All year round.

Equipments and characteristics

  • Pets refused