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 Tourism, holiday & travel in Gresse-en-Vercors
Insee code38186
AltitudeFrom 960 to 2341 meters
Surface81.13 km²
Population407 inhabitants
Density5 inhabitants/km²


Chief townGrenoble (at 52 km, 43 min)Saint-Andéol at 10.5 km (17 min)
DepartmentIsèreSaint-Guillaume at 10.7 km (16 min)
RegionRhône-AlpesSearch another town


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Located on the East Balcony of Vercors, Gresse-en-Vercors was a village resort summer winter delight you by its unique setting. Largest municipality in the Regional Natural Park of Vercors in the heart of the Highlands Reserve, offers panoramic views that will not end up surprising you. Ideal for families, its many activities make everyone happy.

You will be able to admire the Grand Veymont (highest point of the Vercors located 2341 m above sea level) or the majestic Mont Aiguille, birthplace of mountaineering.

Go through the village, climb the peaks and you will discover, beyond the hills Trièves, breathtaking views of the Alps, Mont Blanc to the Ecrins.

Village of 380 inhabitants at the foot of the French Dolomites, Gresse-en-Vercors holds everything that nature has to offer us beautiful. Rivers, pastures and forests are a natural protected area ideal for relaxation.

Ski resort since 1965?? Indeed, at the autumn 1965, under the leadership of Mayor of the time, Mr Emile Mouttet ski resort was opened. The first pre-season preparations were put in place on the area of the City, the historic site of Alpine ski Gresse. The first ski lifts were installed, tourist homes were built, and gradually expands to the station to be 19 ski slopes, 40 km cross-country skiing, and approximately 2500 tourist beds. From a "village" to a "station" to become a true "resort village" in 40 years a great collective adventure.

Cradle of Resistance: In 1943, the organized resistance in the Vercors. At the heart of forests, scrub a dozen exist. In early 1944, they gather 400-500 civilians and military, often very young, fueled by a population generally favorable and supplied with arms by parachute allies. The inhabitants of Gresse-en-Vercors participated in these operations, including the battle of the No Town, No Berrièves and Pas de l'Aiguille. Thirty-resistant "Gressot" are commemorated on the two monuments located in the village and the city of Gresse-en-Vercors.


A Gresse-en-Vercors there is something for all tastes. You can practice skiing, snowshoeing, sledding, hiking, snowboarding, Nordic walking, dog sledding, shooting, archery, laser biathlon, mountain climbing, making the Via corda , canyoning, mountain biking ... And many other activities.

Detailed information
Information pointsTourist Office of Gresse-en-Vercors
Leisure centresSki Resort Gresse en Vercors
Natural sitesPass of the Allimas,   Rock Rousse


  • February: The Grand Tour Veymont, ski mountaineering part of Grenoble 3 Massive challenge.
  • In June: Flora the balcony. Weekend floral and nature awareness and flora. Explore different ways of using plants. Program: conferences, exhibitions, hiking, aperitif tasting menus herbal in restaurants, visit hives at night, show ...
  • In August: Feast of the pasture, transhumance discovery in a friendly atmosphere. Meeting with producers and artisans from all over France.


  • The Domaine de Vizille Vizille:
  • Castle of the 17th century, the French Revolution museum, zoo, castle gardens, pony rides, train.
  • Open all year, every day from 10h to 18h except Tuesday.
  • Tel: +33 4 76 68 07 35.
  • 45 minutes from Gresse.
  • Boat cruise on Lake Monteynard-Avignonet to Treffort.
  • The garden railway in pussy:
  • Reconstruction of the main monuments of the region in one of the largest networks of trains outdoor garden in Europe.
  • Tel: +33 4 76 38 54 55.
  • At 1:15 Gresse.
  • The Magic of Automata, Lans-en-Vercors
  • Fairy scenes in sound and light show.
  • Tel: +33 4 76 95 40 14.
  • At 1:15 Gresse.
  • Living Earth at Mens:
  • Discovery Centre ecology practice.
  • Open from April to October.
  • Tel: +33 4 76 34 80 80. Email:
  • 40 minutes from Gresse-en-Vercors.
  • Workshop Gilioli (museum) in Saint-Martin-de-la-Cluze:
  • One of the most prominent representatives of abstract sculpture postwar.
  • Tel: +33 4 38 92 00 96.
  • 30 min Gresse.
  • Space Giono in Lalley:
  • Permanent exhibition of the work of the writer Jean Giono.
  • Open all year round on Fridays and Saturdays and in the summer on Tuesdays, Thursdays and weekends from 16h to 19h.
  • Tel. : +33 4 76 34 78 23.
  • 35 minutes from Gresse.
  • Image Mine, La Motte-d'Aveillans:
  • Relive the fascinating adventure of mine and "miners".
  • Open from 1 January to 25 December, from 10h to 17h.
  • Tel: +33 4 76 30 68 74.
  • 1h Gresse.
  • The tanks Sassenage Sassenage:
  • Resurgence of the famous cave Berger. Enter a world of freshness and tranquility. Sound and light show.
  • Open from 1 April to 31 October.
  • Tel. : +33 4 76 27 55 37.
  • 1h Gresse.
  • Caves Choranche in Pont-en-Royans
  • Walks in the heart of the magical land. Inland lake, stalactites fabulous unique in Europe.
  • Open all year.
  • Tel: +33 4 76 36 09 88.
  • At 1:15 Gresse.
  • Matheysin Museum at La Mure:
  • History and Heritage Matheysine.
  • Open from May 2 to October 31.
  • Tel: +33 4 76 73 57 35.
  • 45 minutes from Gresse.
  • Museum Trièves at Mens:
  • Traces the history of men and territory.
  • Open all year.
  • Tel: +33 4 76 34 88 28.
  • 40 minutes from Gresse.
  • Museum of chemistry, Jarrie:
  • The exhibition traces the history of the great chemical industry has developed over the past century in the south of Grenoble.
  • Open all year.
  • Tel: +33 4 76 68 62 18.
  • 40 minutes from Gresse.
  • Museum Formerly Champ-sur-Drac:
  • The museum traces the history of the village and between Drac and Romanche, the southern Grenoble. Special emphasis is given to working with leather.
  • Open from 25 February to 1 November Saturday from 15h to 18h.
  • Relais du Parc du Vercors:
  • At the Col de Arzelier: exhibition on renewable energy. Tel: +33 4 76 72 38 31.
  • A Chichilianne: permanent exhibition on the Park. Tel: +33 4 76 34 44 95.


Entrance to the village under snowEntrance to the village under snow
The village of Gresse-en-VercorsThe village of Gresse-en-Vercors
Mont AiguilleMont Aiguille
Grand Veymont summerGrand Veymont summer
The Grand Veymont snowyThe Grand Veymont snowy
Cross NightCross Night
Huskies - Trophy TrièvesHuskies - Trophy Trièves
Ski runway in Gresse-en-VercorsSki runway in Gresse-en-Vercors
Tour Grand VeymontTour Grand Veymont
Game Light on Grand VeymontGame Light on Grand Veymont
Summit trails, views of Mont AiguilleSummit trails, views of Mont Aiguille



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French cuisine restaurantLe Chalet  
Le Chalet dresses his beautiful tablecloths tables to receive you in the heart of the Regional Natural Park of Vercors. You will have the privilege of being surrounded by beautiful...
Located in Gresse-en-Vercors34 € per person 
French cuisine restaurantFerme Bois Barbu  
Ferme Bois Barbu restaurant, located in Villard de Lans, three kilometers from the Vercors Regional Park invites you to a gourmet break in a mountain of the most charming. Enjoy the...
Located 18.2 km from Gresse-en-Vercors17 € per person 
French cuisine restaurantLe Fairway  
THE MOUNTAIN THAT YOU WON ! - This restaurant in the village of Villard de Lans, enjoy mountain specialties, as well as original creations of Chef. Fondue with porcini ravioli du Dauphiné...
Located 19 km from Gresse-en-Vercors30 € per person 

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Farm with 5 bedroomsAuberge Campagnarde du Goutarou    
Joelle and Alain welcome you to their hostel Campagnarde the 18th century and offer their rooms and tables and Breakfast. Once installed in your gallery bedroom with exposed beams,...
Located 5.5 km from Gresse-en-Vercors80 € the double room 
House with 3 bedroomsLes volets bleus    
Between Grenoble and Sisteron, in the heart of Trièves, not far from Mont Aiguille, facing Obiou, Blue Shutters, renovated farmhouse become your cottage during your stay - Trieves ...
Located 12.9 km from Gresse-en-Vercors69 € the double room 
Farm with 5 bedroomsLes Agnelles    
Located 40 minutes from Grenoble, the lambs is a 1823 farmhouse nestled in the heart of the hamlet of Villard de Touage, 5 km from Mens. The recent renovation made of bright colors...
Located 14.5 km from Gresse-en-Vercors80 € the double room 

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House for 6 personsGites les fagotins 'trièves et vercors'  
Le Monestier-du-Percy
The cottage 'the fagotins' lies at the heart of the hamlet 'the greenhouse Magistrates' Monestier of Percy, located 50 km south of Grenoble. The town is part of the natural park of...
Located 14.5 km from Gresse-en-VercorsFrom 380 € to 420 € per week 
Apartment for 6 personsBalcon de villard de lans
Very nice apartment on the 7th floor, near ski, recreation area and trade.
Located 16.2 km from Gresse-en-VercorsFrom 280 € to 850 € per week 
Apartment for 11 personsGîte la Morandière (Le cosmos)  
Vercors cottages, gites in Morandière in the heart of the Vercors. Located in the heart of the Vercors, the cottage of Morandière invites you to discover this beautiful place where...
Located 17.6 km from Gresse-en-VercorsFrom 450 € to 1150 € per week 

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90 places over 2 haCamping pre rolland    
At the boundary of the Northern Alps and the Southern Alps, in a green setting, between the Mont Aiguille and Obiou, the departure of hiking trails, biking and equestrian, we welcome...
Located 17.3 km from Gresse-en-VercorsFrom 13.80 € to 19.50 € per day 
63 places over 2,5 haSites et Paysages Camping Belle Roche    
Welcome to the Trièves! Camping Belle Roche 3 etoiles offers to rediscover what the word peace means. So we warmly welcome nature lovers, in a family campsite. Nestled between the Vercors...
Located 18.6 km from Gresse-en-VercorsFrom 13 € to 21 € per day 
45 places over 1 haBelvédère de l'Obiou    
Camping Belvedere of Obiou welcomes you in a natural and friendly setting. Encircled by lakes and uninterrupted views of the mountains.
Located 22 km from Gresse-en-VercorsFrom 14.30 € to 22 € per day 

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Hotel le Chalet - Hotel in Gresse-en-VercorsHotel le Chalet     
Located in Gresse-en-Vercors, this 3-star hotel is next to the cross-country ski slopes and a 10-minute bus ride from the alpine slopes. It offers ski storage facilities, packed lunches...
Located in Gresse-en-VercorsRoom from 65 €
Vacancéole - Les Gentianes - Hotel in Gresse-en-VercorsVacancéole - Les Gentianes     
Located by the Regional Natural Park of Vecors, Gresse-en-Vercors is a small village with 350 inhabitants that boasts a genuine natural environment with rivers, forests and pastures....
Located in Gresse-en-VercorsRoom from 61 €
Hotel Restaurant Ferrat - Hotel in Gresse-en-VercorsHotel Restaurant Ferrat     
Located at the foot of Mont Aiguille, Hotel Restaurant Ferrat offers a traditional-style restaurant and a large terrace. Guests can enjoy a drink on site or relax in the communal lounge,...
Located 8.6 km from Gresse-en-VercorsRoom from 60 €

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Le Grand Hôtel Grenoble
The 4-star Le Grand Hôtel is located in the Grenoble City Centre, 10 metres from Place Grenette. The elegant guest rooms are soundproofed, air-conditioned...
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