The cross of Saint-Laurent
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The cross of Saint-Laurent

The cross of Saint-Laurent

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This hike makes you discover the main riches of the natural and cultural heritage of Saint-Laurent-en-Royans.
You will first discover the sights of the village, then you will sink into the forest to reach the Croix de Saint-Laurent and its magnificent panorama over the whole of Royans.

3 points of interest

  • Gallo-Roman tombstone

    Located at the entrance of the cemetery of Saint-Laurent-en-Royans, this Gallo-Roman stone is a funerary cippus of the 2nd century.The upper part of the stone forms a hollow within which offerings could be deposited. Latin inscriptions appear on the stone:"To Titus Sammius Tertiolus, employed in the writings of the aerarium (public treasury), died at the age of twenty-six, Connia Conniola to her excellent husband and Sammius Connius to her father."
  • Arboretum

    This arboretum was created in 1986 in place of an old landfill. In 2010, a collective is founded to energize the place, and events are set up around the theme of nature. Today, it is an area of biodiversity, conviviality and discovery, especially for schools.
  • The Cross of Saint-Laurent

    Overlooking the village of Saint-Laurent-en-Royans more than 500 meters, the Cross of Saint-Laurent offers a remarkable viewpoint over the mosaic of landscapes of Royans, between farmland, forests and cliffs.


Leaving the village of Saint-Laurent-en-Royans, take the direction of Saint-Jean-en-Royans always following the marks of yellow-green markings. 1 puis poursuivre vers le sud et atteindre La Carrière 2.">Pass through the Arboretum 1 and continue south to La Carrière 2. 3.">At the junction, on the left, a pretty road joins the road to the crossroads of Le Saut 3. 4 puis Serre Châtelard 5.">The circuit then finds the route of the GR 9 and is extended in the undergrowth by a trail in laces that gradually takes the height, passing by the crosses of Pierre Plate 4 then Serre Chatelard 5. 6, vous pourrez admirer le panorama exceptionnel sur la mosaïque de paysages du Royans qui est offert depuis ce point haut remarquable.">From there, by a round trip to the belvedere of La Croix 6, you can admire the exceptional panorama on the mosaic of landscapes of Royans which is offered from this remarkable high point. 7 d'où l'on laisse le GR 9 poursuivre sa route plein sud.">Return to Serre Châtelard, continue until Serre Mouchard 7 from which the GR 9 is left to continue its road due south. Take the forest road on the left towards Saint-Laurent-en-Royans, further on, turn left again (directional sign) to join the Pierre Plate crossroads. 8, le village de Saint-Laurent-en-Royans n'est alors plus très loin.">Descending to join Le Saut before crossing the road to reach Les Rayes 8, the village of Saint-Laurent-en-Royans is not very far.
  • Departure : Saint-Laurent-en-Royans
  • Arrival : Saint-Laurent-en-Royans
  • Towns crossed : Saint-Laurent-en-Royans


Altimetric profile


Use the passageways to cross the fences, close the gates and barriers.

Stay on the marked paths is also respect private property.

Information desks

13 Place de l'Eglise, 26190 Saint-Jean-en-Royans 75 48 61 39

Access and parking

From Saint-Nazaire-en-Royans, follow the direction of Saint-Laurent-en-Royans via the D 76, the D 216 then the D 54.
Park in the center of the village.

Parking :

Parking in the center of the village

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