Voiron, in the heart of the Pays Voironnais, offers the easy living of a small town as well as many welcoming services.
Voiron is situated at the centre of the Pays Voironnais
Voiron, located 300 metres above sea level, at the base of the foothills of the Chartreuse Regional Natural Park, with a population of approximately 21,000, offers its visitors a welcoming and lively holiday destination.
A little history ...
Whilst Voiron has retained some traces of its medieval past (Saint-Pierre Church, the Sermoren Quarter, the Barral Tower…), the town was reshaped during the industrial era of the 19th century. Paper mills and textile factories were replaced by leading international businesses such as Radiall, Sidas, etc…
Another equally important symbol of the capital of the Pays Voironnais is the impressive Saint Bruno Church, which the local inhabitants affectionately call the ‘cathedral’. In fact, although recently built (1864), this building has drawn inspiration from cathedrals of the Middle Ages. In addition, Notre Dame-de-Vouise is a focal point for many legends and a magnificent view of the Vercors and Chartreuse Mountains can be enjoyed from its summit.
Strolls and walks in Voiron...
Appreciate one of the oldest and most famous markets of the Rhône-Alpes region, where scents, colours and tastes will awaken all your senses. Then, wander through the shopping streets with their colourful facades, where you will discover shop windows, terraces, or even a historical café, to enjoy moments of shopping in the sun.
Finally, to finish your day on a high note, you have a choice of restaurants, pubs, shows and cinemas. Voiron offers a wide range of activities for great nights out. Enjoy your evening!
The tastes of Voiron
Connoisseurs of good food will visit the largest liqueur cellars in the world, where the Carthusian secret is well kept. This will be followed with chocolate tasting in the aromatic world of the Chocolaterie Bonnat, one of the few remaining chocolate factories in France where chocolate is made from bean to bar. Voiron is also the birthplace of the famous, non-alcoholic drink, Antésite, which is more than 100 years old and is enjoyed by more than 80% of the French population (sold in a range of syrups in hypermarkets and local produce stores).