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.
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.
ATTRACTIONS, LEISURES AND ACTIVITES AROUND
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.