With our Groups, Conferences & Meetings Department you can go on an iconic day trip to Romans, and explore the must-sees of the town.
3 group tours to discover and some free time for shopping
Guided tour of the Cité de la Chaussure
This passionate tour will take your group on a discovery of the ancient craftsmanship of the town: the history of the shoe, from the creation to the manufacturing process and then the final product. A commented tour through the production workshops at the Cité de la Chaussure will take your group right to the heart of this specialist handmade trade. Then your group will be able to visit the 300 m² shop with numerous brands of shoes that have all been made right here in Romans, as well as accessories related to the world of leather and shoes (leather goods, jewellery, leather care, socks, etc.).
Duration of the tour: 1.5 hours
Guided tour of the International Shoes Museum
The International Shoes Museum in Romans invites your group on a journey, to discover this universal object that is the shoe. The superb collection is displayed in a prestigious setting: a former convent of the Visitation order and the landscaped gardens. The whole building is listed a historic monument.
All kinds of shoes are on display here, from the oldest of models to the most contemporary, the classic to the very extravagant, not-to-mention some rather exotic samples and some creations from famous shoemakers, past and present.
Muskateer boots, little shoes for the deformed feet of Chinese women, long-toed "poulaines" from the Middle Ages, and many more. There are 16,500 pieces in the collection on display in this superb building, covering 4,000 years of history from Ancient Times to today. The collections are regularly moved around the rooms of this building, that once housed the the nuns of the Visitation order. There are also some paintings (17th, 18th, 19th centuries) and temporary exhibitions to discover. The International Shoes Museum has an encyclopaedic collection on display, the only one of its kind in France.
Duration of the tour: 1 hour 30 mins.
Guided tour of Saint-Barnard Collegiate Church in Romans
The town of Romans was built around this molasse (soft sandstone) construction in the Middle Ages. Saint-Barnard Collegaite Church is a combination of the Roman era (lower section of the nave) and the Gothic period (upper section, choir and transept). Your group can visit the church's choir and will be amazed by the 14th-century wall paintings and the Chapel of Saint-Sacrement which houses one of the treasures of Romans' heritage, the "Mystère de la Passion" embroidered wall hanging from the 16th century. The sacristy is decorated with superb 18th-century woodwork in solid walnut and there are several religious artworks there. The collegiate church has been listed as a historical monument since 1840.
Duration: 1 hour 30 mins.
Free shopping time at the Marques Avenue outlet stores
We propose some free time for your group, to do some shopping at Marques Avenue, the biggest outlet shopping centre in the south of France! Clothing, sportswear, shoes, lingerie, leather goods, accessories, household items, 150 big brands. Marques Avenue Romans can be found in the town centre, in an old military barracks that was transformed by architect JM Wilmotte. Any shopaholic will find themselves in paradise! 82 outlet stores are set out like a little village. And so you can really get the most out of your shopping experience, the tourist office gives you an extra 10 %* off using the "special groups" coupon. Ask our team for more details.
*: not valid for sale items and according to terms and conditions, ask us
Some of the tours can be changed for
Tour of the 1083 production workshop and shop
"1083" is the number of kilometres between the two furthest points of France: Menton and Porspoder (Finistère North). This brand manufacturers its products in France. Your group will visit the workshop, see how their jeans and trainers are made, and learn about the company's development strategy.
Duration: 1 hour 30 minutes.
Guided tour of Romans historic town centre
Accompanied by a guide, your group will learn about the history and anecdotes of the town of Romans-sur-Isère, along the medieval streets and Renaissance-style façades of the town. You'll be surprised when you see some of the courtyards hidden within the private mansions and you'll be taken aback by the unmissable Saint Barnard Collegiate Church dating from the 11th to the 18th centuries, that has been destroyed, rebuilt and restored on many occasions.
Duration: 1 hour 30 minutes
Information and prices
Group day trip in Romans
- 3 group tours of Romans spread over one day
- 1 free time at Marques Avenue
- Lunch included, with drinks
- For a group of 25 people minimum
- Not including transport, extras and personal spending
From €42.00 incl. tax/pers.
GROUPS, CONFERENCES & MEETINGS DEPARTMENT
Information and bookings
+33 (0)4 75 44 90 42
It is possible to adapt these group day tours to meet your needs and requests and offer you a personalised day trip for your group. We can also take care of coach transport for you.