Vizille

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Castle of Lesdiguieres
Vizille
draw by Tirpenne

Locate on the edges of Romanche, at the moment or it has just escaped the dark throats in which it was captive almost its birth, Vizille, sitted with the foot of the mountains, in front of the last slopes which separate it from the plain of Graisivaudan, always appeared an important position. The Romans had not made of it a station of their way at a rate of his proximity of Grenoble, but they had established a camp, Castra Vigilioe there, intends has to maintain in the duty (nowadays one would say: loyalty) the surrounding populations and has to ensure the safety of the road.

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This station strengthens was continued through the old ones, and feudality sat one of its frightening fortresses there on this rocky outcrop which dominates and divides the valley. The name of Castle of the King is residence has ruins whose extent attests the old importance. Later, at the time of the wars of religion, Vizille was taken and taken again and thus drew the attention of large general whose fortune left these jolts. When peace was restored, the constable of Lesdiguieres, governor of Dauphine, wanted to have his palate has Vizille, and it is by its orders that rose the monumental castle, the really royal residence, of which we admire the decline today. Castle with the sumptuous ordinance, carries to the tympanum of which the Master east represents has horse, equal dependences has a barracks, immense park, water part, all was the work of this small gentillatre of Hautes-Alpes, promoted by its value and the happy contest of the circumstances in the first place of the kingdom. The borough which was form with the shelter of the castle, increased then, and knew one era of prosperity which industry nowadays hardly arrives has to return to him. Sit of the court of the powerful viceroy, he saw ravelling in his walls all the nobility of the Dauphine one, and the gloss that he has guard of it was undoubtedly not foreign with the event which was going to register forever its name in annals of the French history.

In 1788 Vizille was the seat of an assembly of the three orders of the province or were elaborate the claims which led to the revolution of 1789, and from him the nickname came from cradle of the French Revolution.

Source: Belledonne and Sept-Laux, mountains of Uriage and Allevard of Henri Ferrand in 1901 (public domain)

Description

vizille, French city Department of isere with 3 historical sites listed or simply studied for their remarkable character.
Our database currently includes 3 elements for heritage vizille. You will find the menu and footer links leading you on the description sheets.

There are 8 localities (Place called, location known as) in Vizille : les corniers ; le grand trou ; le chaudon ; le clodit ; le cornage ; le grand angle ; le grimpillon ; les guetaux.

listeds buildings (classified and protected) in Vizille

Monuments in Vizille, Vizille has 2 buildings protected. Include :

  1. official reference : PA00117356 ;
  2. official reference : PA00117357
Please note this list is likely to evolve, the data presented are from 2013.

Places of Culture

Museum vizille, vizille has 1 Museum :

  • Musée Départemental de la Révolution Française (Domaine départemental de la Vizille 38220 vizille)
    Ouvert d'avril à octobre de 10h à 12h30 et de 13h30 à 18h, de novembre à mars de 10h à 12h30 et de 13h30 à 17h
    closed : 1er mai, autres jours fériés, et pendant les congés de fin d'année

Libraries vizille, vizille has 2 Libraries :

  • bibliotheque municipale de riouperoux (route des alpes 38220 vizille)
    located mairie de riouperoux
  • bibliotheque municipale jules valles (place stalingrad 38220 vizille)

Cinema de vizille, vizille has 1 cinema :

  • le jeu de paume (square de la revolution, 38220 vizille)

Statistics for Vizille

Town or city :
Postcode of city : 38220
Insee code : 38562
Longitude : 5.854287
Latitude : 45.074662
Total population : 7634 people
place called : 8
avenue : 7
path : 34
dead : 9
place : 7
route : 3
st : 50
square : 2

Ancient Priory Church of Notre Dame, French Heritage monument to Vizille 1
Building roman control of southern influences (Portal). Chapel Romanesque witness of southern influences (Portal). (...) Ancient Priory Church of Notre Dame, French Heritage monument to Vizille

Area of the castle of Lesdiguières, French Heritage monument to Vizille 2
« Area of the castle of Lesdiguières » is a construction of the city of Vizille (France, Isere). Area of the castle of Lesdiguières, French Heritage monument to Vizille

Park of the castle of Lesdiguières, French Heritage monument to Vizille 3
« Park of the castle of Lesdiguières » is a construction of the city of Vizille (France, Isere). Park of the castle of Lesdiguières, French Heritage monument to Vizille