One of the oldest painted sundials of Alpine "Dauphinoises"
Sundials of Venosc

Description: Sundials of Venosc

Dating from 1669, it's decorated with an inscription "sun that doesn't know end" .His sundial needle disappeared and was replaced in 1998.
The Roman numerals materialize the hours with points.
The number 666 is supposed to represent the flames of hell in the context of against reform during which the brothers of Bourg d'Oisans want to evangelize the Protestants of Oisans.


3 other sundials are in Venosc: 1 dating from 1910 , showing a blue star five-pointed on the front of a house at the end of the hamlet "Ballatin", another one became white on one house in the hamlet "Ballatin" not far from the old restaurant and another one modern sundial on the facade of a private house


  1. Guided tours
  2. Tour free of charge

Individual tours

Unguided individual tours available permanently

Group tours

Unguided group tours available permanently

Guided group tours on request

Opening periods

every days


Free of charge


located in the courtil hamlet

Sundials of Venosc
Les Deux Alpes