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TownHuezL'Alpe d'Huez at 1.5 km
Insee code38191La Garde at 1.6 km
Postcode38750Villard-Reculas at 2.4 km
Latitude45.0811640Le Bourg-d'Oisans at 3.9 km
Longitude6.0578190Auris at 4.4 km
AltitudeFrom 1024 to 3081 metersAllemond at 5.8 km
Surface14.16 km²Oulles at 6 km
Population1431 inhabitantsVillard-Reymond at 6.1 km
Density101 inhabitants/km²Oz at 6.6 km
National labelsLe Freney-d'Oisans at 6.7 km
Chief townGrenoble (at 60 km, 61 min)Villard-Notre-Dame at 7 km
DepartmentIsèreOrnon at 7.1 km
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TOWN PRESENTATION

In 1936 Alpe d'Huez takes off. Jean Pomagalski installed the 1st lift beam and the world mark with his invention the beginning of a great adventure, one that will see a small mountain village metamorphose into an international resort.

Alpe d'Huez has developed since that date to 1860 meters of altitude on the Massif des Grandes Rousses. It is located in the department of Isere (38) and more precisely Oisans.

Le Pic Blanc, highest peak at 3,330 meters, offers a panorama of the Ecrins National Park and its famous peaks: the rake, the Meije Muzelle, the Aiguilles d'Arves, the Belledonne and Mont Blanc. A landscape covering almost 1/5th of the French territory of Italy to the Massif Central.


SIGHTSEEING

  • Center Our Lady of Snows:
  • The entrance to the church is the throne where a choir organ original, hand-shaped stretched skyward. The 13 stained glass windows depicting scenes from the Gospel according to St. Mark, were made by the artist Arcabas. Guided tours are organized by the museum Huez and Oisans. Capacity: 600 seats.
  • Information on +33 1 45 77 19 74.
  • Museum Huez and Oisans:
  • Permanent exhibition "A mining adventure: Huez and silver in the Middle Ages."
  • Museum Huez and Oisans: +33 4 76 11 21 74 - email: musee@mairie-alpedhuez.fr
  • Hobbies and activities:
  • Driving on ice. Inside the station, the circuit on ice and flight school you discover the driving on snow and you hone in braking control slippage trajectories? Private lessons and group. This circuit of 826 meters, approved by the FFSA is also a place of special training for pilots and big tire companies.
  • The Glide Madness Friday: Folie Gliss, they are devilish downhill on the trail of green Violets on gear worthy of Satan and Diabolo: the Airboard, an inflatable sled-like spacecraft, the snake gliss a succession of sleds that wriggle slipping, be the one, a stool for balance, and finally the snow Trikke, a happy mixture of cycling and skiing? What you a free session of cookware, and other races "Speed Party"! Every Friday from 10am to 16:45, to lift Poutran. Inquiries +33 4 76 80 37 38.
  • Dog Sledding: A spirit far north! Walk the half-hour along the Rif Nel, at: Brandes loops or Poutran. Inquiries +33 6 03 65 15 61.
  • Sarenne? In the moonlight? - Sarenne? By Night? : Evening "Sarenne Moonlight" or "by night" to the headlamp for good skiers and unusual. Unforgettable experience on the legendary track Sarenne lit only by the halo of the moon or the headlamp inside the mountain. Ascent to 3330 m with the last bucket of the Pic Blanc cable. Panoramic view of Mont Blanc, the Mont Ventoux, the Massif Central, Italy, Switzerland. Meals in a mountain refuge high mountain in the heart of Glacier Sarenne, before going 16 km down to where a bus Huez liaises to resort of Alpe d'Huez. Supervision and security guaranteed by qualified ski instructors and ski patrols.
  • Sledding at night: Tuesdays and Thursdays on the track of the hill of the outbreak, sleds with brakes required (not included). Chairlift free with a valid Visalp.
  • Ski Night: Tuesday and Thursday at the start of the track signal, discover the sensation of gliding at night on the track GST Eutelsat approved and informed.
  • Ice cascades.
  • Walk in caterpillar, snowmobiling.
  • Carriage rides.
  • Flying activities (hang gliding, microlight, paragliding ...).
  • 2 swimming pools including a heated outdoor.
  • An ice ...
  • More than 26 activities in the sports stadium and convention ...
Detailed information
Leisure centresSki Resort of the Alpe d'Huez
Natural sitesLake Blanc

EVENTS AND CELEBRATIONS

  • In January: Film Festival Alpe d'Huez. This festival offers a selection of feature films made in comedy premiere national and a dozen short films.
  • March: The Crystals of Oisans. This event brings children from 5 to 11 years from across the Oisans for a day of alpine competition on the slalom stadium.
  • April: Festival of Comics. The realm of comic book was presented during three days with talented writers and artists who offer workshops for children.
  • In April Mundialito. Futsall This tournament involves 16 teams representing each country for a mini World Cup.
  • December: Weather Encounters Mountain. This appointment lighthouse tells the Weather in the presence of information specialists, communication, the mountain environment and meteorology.
  • December: Trophée Andros. As it always has since its inception and with a desire to combine racing and technological innovation with respect for the planet, the Trophée Andros evolves and innovates to stay discipline's flagship sports car in France.

ATTRACTIONS, LEISURES AND ACTIVITES AROUND

  • Fine mountain villages: Auris en Oisans, Huez, Villard Reculas, Vaujany and Oz-en-Oisans.
  • With the package stay 6 days, can see the ski resort of Les 2 Alpes for 2 days.
Leisure activities
NameType of activityPriceTown
Skiing, snowboarding and telemark lessonsSports sensationsFrom 110 € to 190 €Allemond (5.3 km)
Cycling break in the AlpsSports sensations599 €Vénosc (11.2 km)
Learn mosaic-makingCraft20 €Livet-et-Gavet (11.9 km)
Horse riding in the AlpsNature and the outdoorsFrom 25 € to 950 €La Ferrière (27 km)
Tandem paragliding for allSports sensationsFrom 75 € to 140 €Saint-Hilaire (29 km)

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WEATHER

Wednesday 23 April
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Min. 4°C - Max. 12°C
Thursday 24 April
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Min. 4°C - Max. 13°C
Friday 25 April
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Min. 2°C - Max. 7°C

RESTAURANTS

 
French cuisine restaurantLa Petite Taverne  
8.6
Huez
La Petite Taverne is happy to welcome you in the unique setting of the Alpe d'Huez! Discover a typical and warm inside: woody dominants, GameCafé friendly and terrace with beautiful...
Located in Huez26 € per person 
Savoyard restaurantL'Authentique  
8.7
Huez
THERE HIGH ON THE MOUNTAIN - It is located near the resort of Alpe d'Huez, the Authentique restaurant invites you to share the culinary delights of the mountain. As the name suggests...
Located in Huez18 € per person 
French cuisine restaurantCasa Nostra  
8.7
Vénosc
Les Deux Alpes is the Casa Nostra restaurant opens its doors. Within a modern chalet-style and a warm and attentive service await you for your snack. In the kitchen, you will appreciate...
Located 9.6 km from Huez24 € per person 

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BED & BREAKFASTS

 
Chalet with 5 bedroomsChalet Solneige    
9.3
Vaujany
Situated just outside of Vaujany in the heart of the French Alps, you will find the beautiful, restored chalet Solneige. A combination of comfortable and attractive rooms and apartments,...
Located 7.6 km from Huez85 € the double room 
House with 3 bedroomsLes prés en Belledonne  
Revel
Mathilde welcomes you in its guest house in Revel Belledone peaceful hamlet 20 minutes from Grenoble. Panoramic view of the surrounding mountains, pool, garden, enclosed space for bicycles...
Located 17.7 km from HuezFrom 66 € to 80 € the double room 
Manor house with 5 bedroomsLe Manoir des Alberges    
9.3
Uriage
Fifteen minutes from downtown Grenoble, in the heart of Belledonne chain, Le Manoir des Alberges welcomes you in a warm and cosy atmosphere. Five De Luxe bedrooms fully equipped with...
Located 19.7 km from HuezFrom 120 € to 140 € the double room 

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VACATION RENTALS

 
Apartment for 5 personsAlpe d'huez, appartement 27 m²  
10
L'Alpe d'Huez
Studio 27 m² renovated autumn 2012, cabin (bunk bed), bedroom (double bed), living room (sofa bed couch 2p) kitchenette (fridge, oven, hob), bathroom, toilet, television, balcony ski...
Located 110 m from HuezFrom 300 € to 690 € per week 
Apartment for 4 personsBeau studio à l'alpe d'huez
Huez
Nice little studio facing south, not overlooked, facing the valley of Oisans and the Ecrins. Studio fully equipped for 4 people, with sleeping area, bathroom and separate WC, fitted...
Located in HuezFrom 100 € to 200 € per week 
House for 8 personsMaison dans l'Oisans pour cyclistes  
7.4
Le Bourg-d'Oisans
Family house of 80 sqm, located between Grenoble and Briançon, 2 km from Bourg d'Oisans. In winter ski resorts (between 10 and 25 'drive), snowshoeing, hiking... In summer. -Walks in...
Located 3.4 km from HuezFrom 400 € to 450 € per week 

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CAMPSITES

 
143 places over 3 haCamping le chateau de rochetaillée    
9
Le Bourg-d'Oisans
Oisans works lasting magic on all those who once sample its tender delights. Discover the wild nature reserve in the heart of the Ecrins National Park. Explore a land of contrast and...
Located 5.5 km from HuezFrom 20 € to 35 € per day 
25 places over 1,2 haCamping La Libellule    
8.2
Le Bourg-d'Oisans
Camping treed, quiet and relaxing with views of the summits of the Big Red on a farm: Bisons Sheep Horses, rental poneys. Electricité 6 and 10 A. Restrooms: 4 washbasins, 5 toilets,...
Located 6.2 km from Huez14 € per day 
83 places over 1,5 haChamp du moulin    
9
Vénosc
A family run campsite in the Alps, mountains of the Oisan'S. You can walk from the campsite in the national ecrin's park. In winter, winter caravanning. There is a cable car to go skiing...
Located 11.7 km from HuezFrom 17 € to 22.40 € per day 

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HOTELS

A La Rencontre Du Soleil - Camping - Hotel in HuezA La Rencontre Du Soleil - Camping    
8.1
Le Bourg-d'Oisans
A La Rencontre Du Soleil is located on the edge of Ecrin National Park, less than 1 hours’ drive away from Grenoble. It offers mobile homes and wooden cottages in a large property with...
Located 180 m from HuezRoom from 60 €
Le Castillan - Hotel in HuezLe Castillan     
8.2
L'Alpe d'Huez
Set in the heart of the Alpes d'huez resort, this chalet-style hotel offers ski-to-door access. It is equipped with a wellness centre, a panoramic restaurant and a south facing terrace....
Located 1.3 km from HuezRoom from 139 €
Le Chamois - Hotel in HuezLe Chamois    
5.7
L'Alpe d'Huez
Le Chamois is well located for access to the ski slopes and lifts with the closest slope just across the road. It offers comfortable accommodation. Just a short walk from the town,...
Located 1.3 km from Huez

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Séjours & Affaires Grenoble Marie Curie
This residence is a 5-minute walk from Grenoble Train Station and less than 100 metres from Cité Internationale Tram Stop. It is Ideally situated in the...
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Séjours & Affaires Grenoble Marie Curie
This residence is a 5-minute walk from Grenoble Train Station and less than 100 metres from Cité Internationale Tram Stop....
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