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Gresse-en-Vercors

Tourism, holidays & weekends guide in the Isère

Gresse-en-Vercors - Tourism, holidays & weekends guide in the Isère
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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.

Geographical information

MunicipalityGresse-en-Vercors
Postcode38650
Latitude44.9013040 (N 44° 54’ 5”)
Longitude5.5661920 (E 5° 33’ 58”)
AltitudeFrom 960m to 2341m
Surface area81.13 km²
Population407 inhabitants
Density5 inhabitants/km²
PrefectureGrenoble (52 km, 43 min)
Insee code38186
IntercommunalityCC du Trièves
DepartmentIsère
RegionRhône-Alpes

Nearest cities & towns

Saint-Andéol10.5 km (17 min)
Saint-Guillaume10.7 km (16 min)
Saint-Michel-les-Portes11.3 km (18 min)
Saint-Paul-lès-Monestier11.8 km (16 min)
Monestier-de-Clermont14 km (19 min)
Château-Bernard15.8 km (23 min)
Saint-Martin-de-Clelles16.4 km (25 min)
Miribel-Lanchâtre16.8 km (25 min)
Sinard17.7 km (24 min)
Roissard18.7 km (25 min)
Avignonet21 km (29 min)
Treffort22 km (28 min)
Saint-Martin-de-la-Cluze22 km (29 min)

Things to see and do

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.

Places of interest

Information points
Leisure centres
Natural sites

Events and festivities

Photos

Entrance to the village under snow
Entrance to the village under snow
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The village of Gresse-en-Vercors
The village of Gresse-en-Vercors
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Mont Aiguille
Mont Aiguille
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Grand Veymont summer
Grand Veymont summer
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The Grand Veymont snowy
The Grand Veymont snowy
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Snowshoeing
Snowshoeing
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Cross Night
Cross Night
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Huskies - Trophy Trièves
Huskies - Trophy Trièves
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Alphorn
Alphorn
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Ski runway in Gresse-en-Vercors
Ski runway in Gresse-en-Vercors
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Tour Grand Veymont
Tour Grand Veymont
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Game Light on Grand Veymont
Game Light on Grand Veymont
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Summit trails, views of Mont Aiguille
Summit trails, views of Mont Aiguille
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Weather

Thursday 5 march
Min. -10°C - Max. -2°C
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Friday 6 march
Min. -12°C - Max. 3°C
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Saturday 7 march
Min. -9°C - Max. 8°C
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Visits, leisure and activities nearby

Leisure activities

Last nameActivity typeRateCity
Chocolate museum and workshop
Crafts0 € to 3 € Crest (47 km)
Night snowmobile
Sports sensations120 € Les Deux Alpes (47 km)

Outings

Last nameOuting typeDifficultyDurationDeparture municipality
Pas de la Balme
HikeAthletic4h40Château-Bernard (8.2 km)
Revoulat Panoramic Viewpoint
HikeEasy2h00La Chapelle-en-Vercors (14 km)
Heritage Visit
Village visitEasy1h00Corrençon-en-Vercors (14.5 km)
The karst trail
HikeEasy3h00Vassieux-en-Vercors (19.2 km)
Vizille panoramic viewpoint
HikeIntermediate2h00Vizille (25 km)

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