Isère

In Auvergne-Rhône-Alpes, Isère is a territory of plains, limestone plateaus and alpine peaks to be discovered in all seasons.

Between Rhône valley and alpine massifs, the department of Isère is rich in its varied and spectacular landscapes. An ideal place for sporting holidays in the heart of unspoiled nature.

The essentials of the Isère department

During your holidays in Isère, mountains and valleys are available to you for hours of relaxation and sport. Follow in the footsteps of the Tour de France riders, on the route of 21 bends in Alpe-d'Huez. Do not miss the vertiginous Himalayan footbridges of the Drac and Ebron gorges. The medieval city of Saint-Antoine l'Abbaye is classified as one of the most beautiful villages in France. The hanging houses of Pont-en-Royans are also a must-see. And to admire Grenoble surrounded by majestic peaks, go to The Bastille bypass. A breathtaking view awaits you.

Remarkable natural sites

Between Chartreuse massif, Ecrins National Park et Vercors regional natural park, Isère is an exceptional alpine destination. Lakes, peaks and forests can be seen in summer and winter. At nearly 2 meters above sea level, Lac du Crozet offers a unique panorama of the Grésivaudan valley and the Chartreuse massif.

Outdoor sports 

In Isère, hiking and mountain biking are the favorite sports of summer visitors. Treat yourself to a getaway around Lake Monteynard. For the more courageous, the Lac du Crozet will leave you with extraordinary memories. In winter, it is skiing that wins all the votes, in the heart of the most beautiful resorts in Isère.

Historic sites

In Isère, history and heritage are also in the spotlight. The Domaine de la Vizille and its formal gardens tell a page in the history of the French Revolution. The monastery of the Grande Chartreuse is itself a mysterious and authentic place, to discover in the heart of the massif and its green forests. In Vienna, the Roman theater hosts each year a prestigious Jazz festival recognized throughout the world.

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