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Grésy-sur-Isère

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Grésy-sur-Isère is a commune of Auvergne-Rhône-Alpes which takes place in the heart of the Savoy department. With a population of more than 1,200, it is located in the mountains, not far from the old Olympic city, Albertville.

The town of Grésy-sur-Isère has been occupied since the Roman era and has preserved some remnants of this period which make it famous for its tourism. At 357 meters above sea level, the Savoyard commune reveals its charms to visiting visitors, highlighting its heritage, but also its history and traditions.

Quiet and relaxing, this town enjoys an idyllic natural setting in which it is good to spend a few days away from the hustle and bustle of city life. Grésy-sur-Isère also allows the practice of many outdoor activities, like hiking.

Geographical information

MunicipalityGrésy-sur-Isère
Postcode73460
Tourism label
Latitude45.6014960 (N 45° 36’ 5”)
Longitude6.2546150 (E 6° 15’ 17”)
AltitudeFrom 292m to 2071m
Surface area9.02 km²
Population1279 inhabitants
Density141 inhabitants/km²
PrefectureChambéry (40 km, 37 min)
Insee code73129
IntercommunalityCC de la Haute Combe de Savoie
DepartmentSavoie
TerritoryAlps
RegionAuvergne-Rhône-Alps

Nearest cities & towns

Montailleur2.7 km (5 min)
Fréterive4.3 km (7 min)
Saint-Vital5 km (6 min)
Frontenex6.1 km (8 min)
Aiton7.4 km (11 min)
Sainte-Hélène-sur-Isère7.8 km (12 min)
Tournon7.9 km (12 min)
Verrens-Arvey9.2 km (14 min)
Cléry10 km (16 min)
Chamousset10.4 km (12 min)
Bourgneuf10.5 km (12 min)
Plancherine11 km (17 min)
Chamoux-sur-Gelon11.1 km (15 min)
Notre-Dame-des-Millières11.5 km (14 min)
Bonvillaret11.6 km (19 min)

Things to see and do

Vestige of the Roman era, the ancient church of Grésy-sur-Isère has uncovered many marbles in the ground, as well as human remains dating from this period of history. Today, the site is covered with a shelter of modern materials made to protect it from the outrages of time.

If the castle no longer exists, you can however discover the Pajean house, the former residence of the guardians of the building.

As you walk through Grésy-sur-Isère, you can also discover the tower of Pacoret which now houses a hotel-restaurant.

To better understand the local culture, head to the eco-museum of the Coteaux du Salin which reveals examples of the life of formerly in the region. In addition to reproductions of schools, dairy, forge or mill, you can visit a museum of firefighters, or discover exhibitions of machine tools or tractors. Themed activities are offered at different times of the year.

Natural site preserved and appreciated, the point of Arces takes place not far from Grésy-sur-Isère and proposes several hiking trails.

Places of interest

Natural sites
Transport

Events and festivities

The weekly market is held every Tuesday morning. The municipality also offers a lively Christmas market at the beginning of December.

Weather

Monday 21 august
Min. 10°C - Max. 28°C
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Tuesday 22 august
Min. 14°C - Max. 31°C
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Wednesday 23 august
Min. 16°C - Max. 32°C
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Visits, leisure and activities nearby

Leisure activities

Last nameActivity typeRateCity
Maiden paraglider flight over Lake Annecy
Sports sensations95 € to 130 € Doussard (20 km)
Discover wine through wine tourism in all its forms
Local flavours38 € to 120 € Les Marches (23 km)
Maiden two-seater paraglider flight over Lake Annecy
Sports sensations80 € to 130 € Talloires-Montmin (23 km)
Just for kids: your first paragliding flight in summer!
Sports sensations95 € Talloires-Montmin (23 km)
Paragliding over Lake Annecy in summer
Sports sensations105 € Talloires-Montmin (23 km)

Outings

Last nameOuting typeDifficultyDurationDeparture municipality
Hiking trail : "Le Colombier via le Col de la Cochette"
HikeEasy3h55Aillon-le-Jeune (10.8 km)
Hiking trail : "Morbié to Mont Pelat"
HikeEasy3h50Aillon-le-Jeune (11.1 km)
Le Grand Arc
HikeEasy6h20Montsapey (11.5 km)
Hiking trail : "Le Nant d'Aillon"
HikeEasy35 minAillon-le-Jeune (12.2 km)
Hiking trail : "Pointe de la Galoppaz"
HikeEasy4h15Aillon-le-Jeune (13.7 km)

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Bed & breakfasts

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Campsites

Hotels

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