Sundials of Venosc

One of the oldest painted sundials in the "Dauphinoises" Alps

Descriptif Sundials of Venosc

Dating from 1669, it bares an inscription stating "sun that doesn't know end" . Its needle disappeared and was replaced in 1998.
The Roman numerals.
The number 666 is supposed to represent the flames of hell. Context: the brothers of Bourg d'Oisans wanted to evangelize the Oisans protestants.


  • Historic site and monument

Classification & labels

  • Historic patrimony
  • Town / Village
  • Sun dial
  • Most beautiful villages in France
  • 17th C
  • 20th C


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  • Guided tours



  • Unguided individual tours available permanently
  • Unguided group tours available permanently
  • Guided group tours on request


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Location supplement

located in the courtil hamlet