Description

The old part of the city has kept some traces from its past. While ambling through the streets, you will find elegant buildings proving how well-off the inhabitants were at that time, and cellars where to discover its wines: Hermitage and Crozes Hermitage.
Some historical buildings are to discover there: the former granary to store salt and its turret, or Courbis' private house and its beautiful Renaissance courtyard. An expiatory altar (Autel taurobolique: altar to celebrate a sacrifice called Taurobole) will take you back to ancient times, while some vestiges of a medieval gate will remind you of the walled city in the 12th century.
The history of France was also written in Tain l'Hermitage in the 14th century when King Charles V's wedding at the Church Notre Dame de Tain set the seal on the incorporation of the Dauphiné into France.
Other monuments such as the Marc Seguin cable suspension bridge or the Chapelle of Larnage still show today the technical, historical and social progress of the 19th century made here.
You will end your discovery with a touch of nostalgia while crossing the mythical Route Nationale 7.

Tips

A free informative map is available at the tourist office.

Tour

Guided tours organized by the tourist office all the year long for groups. Reservation required

Tours languages

  • German
  • English
  • French

Group tour average time: 90min

Individual tour average time: 90min

Grouped tour

Unguided group tours available permanently, Guided group tours on request

Individual tour

Unguided individual tours available permanently, Guided individual tours on request

Characteristics

Languages spoken

  • German
  • English
  • French

Opening

All year round, daily.

Services

  •   Book shop
  •   Exhibition space
  •   Play area
  •   Restaurant
  •   Car park
  •   Public WC
  •   Pets welcome
  •   Bar

Prices

Free access.

Interactive map

See also