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TownHuezVillard-Reculas at 3.6 km (6 min)
Insee code38191L'Alpe d'Huez at 4.4 km (9 min)
Postcode38750La Garde at 6.4 km (11 min)
Latitude45.0811640Le Bourg-d'Oisans at 11.4 km (21 min)
Longitude6.0578190Oz at 14.8 km (23 min)
AltitudeFrom 1024 to 3081 metersAuris at 14.9 km (26 min)
Surface14.16 km²Allemond at 15.1 km (25 min)
Population1431 inhabitantsOulles at 19.6 km (34 min)
Density101 inhabitants/km²Villard-Notre-Dame at 19.7 km (32 min)
National labelsLe Freney-d'Oisans at 20 km (26 min)
Chief townGrenoble (at 60 km, 61 min)Vaujany at 21 km (33 min)
DepartmentIsèreOrnon at 21 km (35 min)
RegionRhône-AlpesSearch another town


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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.


  • 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:
  • 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


  • 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.


  • 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
Night snowmobileSports sensations120 €Les Deux Alpes (6.7 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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Saturday 31 January
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Sunday 1 February
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French cuisine restaurantLa Petite Taverne  
dropoff window La Petite Taverne is pleased to welcome you in the exceptional setting of the Alpe d'Huez ! Discover a typical and warm inside : dominant woody, convivial tables and...
Located in Huez26 € per person 
French cuisine restaurantSignal 2108   NEW
Premier restaurant d'altitude contemporain à l'Alpe d'Huez. Une vue à couper le souffle ! 2 offres de restauration : - un comptoir type self où vous choisirez des produits frais et...
Located in Huez37 € per person 
Savoyard restaurantL'Authentique  
Savoyard restaurant - ...
Located in Huez35 € per person 

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Chalet with 5 bedroomsChalet Solneige    
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  
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 68 € to 82 € the double room 
House with 2 bedroomsLe Sauzet     NEW
At the heart of Belledone Spend time in a warm contemporary designer at Mountain atmosphere.
Located 18.9 km from Huez70 € the double room 

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Apartment for 5 personsAlpe d'huez, appartement 27 m²  
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 700 € per week 
Apartment for 4 personsSoleil d'huez   SPECIAL OFFER
L'Alpe d'Huez
Studio 2/4 persons, 1st floor in quiet residence, Qt Eclose,, bathroom, separate toilet, 2 bunk beds, living room, sofa bed, kitchenette, tv. Near shops, 100 m from the ski lifts. Walking...
Located 830 m from HuezFrom 250 € to 550 € per week 
House for 8 personsMaison dans l'Oisans pour cyclistes  
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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143 places over 3 haCamping le chateau de rochetaillée    
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 21.50 € to 38 € per day 
25 places over 1,2 haCamping La Libellule    
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 Huez14.50 € per day 
83 places over 1,5 haChamp du moulin    
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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Hôtel L'Ancolie - Hotel in HuezHôtel L'Ancolie     
L'Alpe d'Huez
Hotel L'Ancolie offers modern comfort and traditional style in the small and peaceful alpine village of Huez, which is 4 km from the Alpe d’Huez ski resort. The guest rooms are all...
Located 40 m from HuezRoom from 91 €
Pierre & Vacances Les Horizons d'Huez - Hotel in HuezPierre & Vacances Les Horizons d'Huez    
L'Alpe d'Huez
Located in Alpe d’Huez, Pierre & Vacances Horizon d'Huez is set in the heart of Grandes Rousses Ski Area. It offers self-catering accommodation just 150 metres from the ski slopes....
Located 1 km from HuezRoom from 108 €
Hotel l'Escapade - Hotel in HuezHotel l'Escapade 
L'Alpe d'Huez
Featuring a spa and wellness centre and a restaurant, Hotel l'Escapade is located in Alpe d’Huez. Free WiFi access is available in public areas. The property is within 300 metres from...
Located 1.2 km from HuezRoom from 167 €

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Hotel Jam Session
Set opposite Les Deux Alpes’ ski slopes, this hotel offers free, on-site ski storage. You can browse the surrounding ski shops, go hiking on the local...
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