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Entremont-le-Vieux

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Entremont-le-Vieux occupies the territory of the upper basin between Mount Cozon Outheran west (1650 m), Mount Joigny north (1556 m) and Mont Granier east (1933 m). It is situated on the foothills of the Massif Savoyard part of Chartreuse. Entremont-le-Vieux name, and generally Entremont, stems from the Latin phrase which means Inter Montes "located between the mountains."

This village is located 25 km from Chambéry and 5 km from Saint-Pierre d'Entremont and includes 26 hamlets.

Geographical information

MunicipalityEntremont-le-Vieux
Postcode73670
Latitude45.4511440 (N 45° 27’ 4”)
Longitude5.8852050 (E 5° 53’ 7”)
AltitudeFrom 755m to 1934m
Surface area33.01 km²
Population653 inhabitants
Density19 inhabitants/km²
PrefectureChambéry (21 km, 22 min)
Insee code73107
IntercommunalityCC Coeur de Chartreuse
DepartmentSavoie
RegionRhône-Alpes

Nearest cities & towns

Saint-Pierre-d'Entremont4 km (12 min)
Saint-Pierre-d'Entremont5.3 km (8 min)
Corbel11.6 km (18 min)
Chapareillan15.1 km (23 min)
Saint-Christophe-sur-Guiers15.3 km (23 min)
Apremont15.6 km (26 min)
Montagnole15.9 km (24 min)
Saint-Baldoph16.1 km (25 min)
Entre-deux-Guiers17.2 km (28 min)
Les Échelles17.3 km (27 min)
Saint-Cassin17.4 km (27 min)
Saint-Christophe17.5 km (27 min)
Myans18.2 km (28 min)

Things to see and do

The Museum of the Cave Bear: There are over 25,000 years in the bowels of the limestone Granier, a cave, known today as the Entremont-le-Vieux "Balme to Collomb," hosted strange occupants of the Prehistory ... Ursus Spelaeus or the Cave Bear. At the end of 80 years as cavers discovered the first bones of cave bears. The museum invites children and adults to follow in the footsteps of the mythical beast. Table manipulations you have fun and educational characteristics of the cave bear and its environment. Time for a visit, you become the scientists who conducted the excavations of the cave bear.

The dairy cooperative in the valley of Entremonts manufactures three mountain cheeses solely from the milk of three breeds of cows. Milk producers are all located on the territory of the Regional Natural Park of Chartreuse. The cooperative is located in the heart of the village close to the museum Entremont-le-Vieux Bear Cave.

Places of interest

Leisure centres
Natural sites

Events and festivities

Farmers and Artisans Day 3rd Sunday in August. Numerous activities for children and adults, over 30 exhibitors selling diots, Matafan ...

Photos

Dairy cooperative of Entremonts
Dairy cooperative of Entremonts
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Weather

Friday 31 july
Min. 14°C - Max. 28°C
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Saturday 1 august
Min. 15°C - Max. 17°C
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Sunday 2 august
Min. 15°C - Max. 26°C
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Visits, leisure and activities nearby

Leisure activities

Last nameActivity typeRateCity
Canyoning in Vercors or Chartreuse
Sports sensations45 € Les Échelles (10.5 km)
Trail at a dedicated, fully-equipped resort
Sports sensations3 € Saint-Pierre-de-Chartreuse (13.4 km)
Tandem paragliding for all
Sports sensations75 € to 140 € Saint-Hilaire (15.7 km)
Discover oenology with a wine-grower
Local flavours10 € to 50 € Cruet (18.3 km)
Horse riding in the Alps
Nature and the great outdoors25 € to 950 € La Ferrière (21 km)

Outings

Last nameOuting typeDifficultyDurationDeparture municipality
La boucle du Rivier d'Allemont (n°10 vtt)
Mountain bike itineraryIntermediate1h35Allemond (33 km)
From col du Sabot to Allemont (n°23 vtt)
Mountain bike itineraryAthletic1h55Vaujany (34 km)
Refuge de l'Etendard
HikeEasy2h15Saint-Sorlin-d'Arves (35 km)
Via ferrata de Vaujany
HikeAthletic2h00Vaujany (36 km)
Les cheminées d'Equilibre de Vaujany (n°12 vtt)
Mountain bike itineraryAthletic1h00Vaujany (36 km)

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