Sundial on La Garde church

In the 17th century, monks in the parish made a sundial calculated in accordance with the latitude, longitude and orientation of the south wall of St Peter's Church. This became known as "The Watch" by local residents.

Descriptif Sundial on La Garde church

This is one of the oldest sundials in Oisans, dating from 1677 (slightly later than the 1669 sundial in Venosc). Renovated in 2000, a correction table enables the exact time to be calculated as indicated by the sun at any time of the year.


  • Historic site and monument
  • Circuits de France_POI

Classification & labels

  • Historic patrimony
  • Sun dial


Throughout the year : open daily.


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