The Old Town The old town invites you to stroll through its narrow streets, passing 15th century houses at the heart of the picturesque environment that continues to enchant artists and to which Morestel, the Painters’ Town, owes much of its reputation.

Access to this medieval market town was formerly through two entrance gates, one at each end of the town, which was protected by a semi-circular fortified enclosure.
The abutment of St Symphorien Gate is still visible from Antonin Chanoz square.

The Murine Gate (facing the Maurienne mountain range) was located at the top of the steps in Rue Blanche.

In the past, only one trading street crossed the fortified town. It was called the « Grand Vie » and is today renamed Rue Ravier as a tribute to the famous painter.

Guided tour and/or with commentary

Morestel, cité des peintres

Rue François-Auguste Ravier 38510 Morestel Localize

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Opening times

From 01/01/2019 To 31/12/2019


Prices not available.
Group rate available for > 15 people.


  • Public WC
  • Car park


  • Pets welcome
  • Booking obligatory
  • Tourist brochures
  • Tourist information
  • Guided tours


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