A sacred way…
From medieval Romans to the ‘Palais Idéal du Facteur Cheval’ at Hauterives, passing via St Donat-sur-l’Herbasse and its ‘Palais Delphinal’, this sacred way is full of surprises and discoveries. (90 km)
Unmissable : the ‘Palais Idéal du Facteur Cheval’ at Hauterives, le Lake at Champos (swimming in season or walking throughout the year), the ‘Palais Delphinal’, the ‘chapelle des Evêques’ and the cloister of the collegiate church at St Donat-sur-l’Herbasse. Visit Romans and Bourg-de-Péage, the international ‘Musée de la chaussure’ [shoes], the ‘Collégiale St-Barnard’, the ‘Jacquemart’ tower, the ‘Calvaire des Récollets’ and the ‘Musée de la Pogne’.
The + of this circuit : sacred art to be discovered at the ‘Musée d’art sacré’ at Mours-St-Eusèbe, but also in the romanesque churches (Bathernay, Miribel, Montmiral) and finally at Châteauneuf-de-Galaure (foyer de charité). Les Halles at the Grand-Serre (11th century). The architecture of the houses and walls built from river pebbles, the cave dwellings, the walnut groves (a remarkable road). The Bois des Ussiaux (adventure circuit in a forest). The living mazes of vegetation at Hauterives.
Message to our camping-car friends : 3 or 4 four designated ‘aires de service’ are at your service on or near the circuit, depending on the route you take from St-Donat-sur-l’Herbasse. You can either follow the road towards Claveyson then Châteauneuf-de-Galaure, or towards the Lac de Champos then Hauterives.
All year round.