Cultural Heritage Isola Village
The bell tower St Pierre: Beautiful square bell tower of the 12th century, it is the only vestige of the old church St Pierre, abandoned in the 10th century. Guardian of the children’s leisure park, it welcomes you at the entrance of the village.
The church St Pierre: Its construction lasted from 1679 to 1682. A Baroque parochial church, worthy of its name, has 6 altars including a Sacred Heart, dedicated to Jesus and to the Virgin Mary.
The chapel of St. Anne of the brotherhood of White Penitents:
Integral property of the Brotherhood of White Penitents still very active, this magnificent chapel dates from 1465. It was inaugurated between 1818 and 1823. All interior paintings on ceilings are made with terra-cotta. We discover many objects of worship, including a wooden Ste Anne of the 14th century…
The chapel St Roch: Built in the 16th century to ward off an epidemic of plague, the chapel restored in 1877 also spared the village. It houses a superb painting of the 12th century and a very special altar: a hand cut stone grinding wheel. August 16 holds particular significance: St Roch’s popular celebration.
You can discover also…
The public washing places: 3 centuries old, They are polished by the hands of the washerwomen who have done so much “ash” laundry.
Powered by water from sources, they still give today a perfect draw, flexible and fresh.
The communal oven: For 8 centuries, until the 50s, the Isolians came to cook their bread. We will explain the art of bread, its traditional production and methods of preservation.
The grain mill: It has not been used since 1950, its sad destiny was due to the rural exodus.
Of original design it could crush 100Kg of rye or wheat in 10hours. Beautiful wooden furniture developed with ingenious ways.
The Ecomuseum with the dairy, the homes and tools of the past.
Be sure to visit the fountains of the village and the Chestnut grove. Each year at fall, the Isolians celebrate the place and are proud of it.