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Mizoën

Tourism, holidays & weekends guide in the Isère

Mizoën - Tourism, holidays & weekends guide in the Isère
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" In Occitan or Provencal Mizoën could mean" the south "like Meije or Meidje meant for the people of La Grave, the Aiguille du Midi, which indicates the position of the sun since the Middle Ages and probably since the. antiquity, community Mizoën is placed on a promontory overlooking the Romanche ( born river rocks glaciers Casse Déserte ) and Ferrand ( which means, according to the Latin root, Ferus, " wild ", and born at the foot the peaks of the Indians belonging to the Grandes Rousses massif ). Mizoën is surrounded by Mont de Lans communities to the south, to the east of La Grave, Besse and Clavans to the north and the west of Freney, at the entrance of the gorge Infernet. "

The story was punctuated by a number of adventures : Roman invasion, passage of pilgrims and merchants crossing the Alps to get to Rome, as St. Gerald of Aurillac in 900, passage of troops going to war in Italy at the time Renaissance and Francis I, troops of Louis 14th and Louis 15th on his way to Pinerolo in Piedmont, imperial troops...

Like most communities of Oisans, Mizoën was a country of itinerant merchants. They engaged in commerce haberdashery, fabrics and may, on occasion, plants mountains or crystals.

Geographical information

MunicipalityMizoën
Postcode38142
Tourism label
Latitude45.0503920 (N 45° 3’ 1”)
Longitude6.1432050 (E 6° 8’ 36”)
AltitudeFrom 955m to 2964m
Surface area14.60 km²
Population195 inhabitants
Density13 inhabitants/km²
PrefectureGrenoble (66 km, 1h08)
Insee code38237
IntercommunalityCC de l'Oisans
DepartmentIsère
RegionRhône-Alpes

Nearest cities & towns

Le Freney-d'Oisans4.2 km (7 min)
Mont-de-Lans4.7 km (9 min)
Clavans-en-Haut-Oisans4.9 km (10 min)
Besse6 km (10 min)
Les Deux Alpes11.2 km (17 min)
Auris11.7 km (19 min)
La Grave15.2 km (17 min)
Le Bourg-d'Oisans16.4 km (22 min)
Villar-d'Arêne18.4 km (23 min)
La Garde18.5 km (23 min)
Vénosc18.6 km (24 min)
Huez24 km (32 min)
Oulles25 km (36 min)
Villard-Notre-Dame25 km (35 min)

Things to see and do

Mizoën, very flowery village, holder of three flowers in the competition of flower villages in the Isère for many years.

The village, in the Ecrins National Park, is a central access to multiple activities :

Many road bikes and mountain bike circuits.

Hiking with the Tour de l'Oisans (GR 50 and 54) through the splendid Emparis plateau, remarkable site with its lakes reflecting the glaciers of Meije.

Several Natura 2000 sites classified with two refuges " The Mouterres " on set Emparis and "Les Clots " under the impressive cascade of Piss.

Two small hamlets have kept their typical and traditional aspect of Oisans.

The pastures where one can observe flocks of sheep.

The via ferrata on the waterfall of the same river a little lower.

Places of interest

Natural sites

Events and festivities

Annual fair on the 1st Sunday of May.

Feast of St. Christopher in July.

In both cases, sales of traditional bread baked in the communal wood oven, and flea market.

Photos

The cascade of Piss or petrifying fountain
The cascade of Piss or petrifying fountain
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The herds Emparis plateau in front of the glaciers
The herds Emparis plateau in front of the glaciers
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The Black lake plateau Emparis
The Black lake plateau Emparis
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Singuigneret of The Hamlet
Singuigneret of The Hamlet
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The refuge Clots
The refuge Clots
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Emparis plateau and the flowers
Emparis plateau and the flowers
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Weather

Monday 27 april
Min. 2°C - Max. 8°C
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Tuesday 28 april
Min. -3°C - Max. 6°C
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Wednesday 29 april
Min. -1°C - Max. 9°C
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Visits, leisure and activities nearby

The via ferrata in the area: St. Kitts (8 km), La Grave (5 km).

GR 50 and 54.

Alpine Garden Lautaret.

Leisure activities

Last nameActivity typeRateCity
Night-time snowmobile trek
Sports sensations120 € Les Deux Alpes (1.5 km)
Maiden paraglider flight in Maurienne
Sports sensations65 € to 80 € Valmeinier (30 km)
Horse riding in the Alps
Nature and the great outdoors25 € to 950 € La Ferrière (31 km)
Maiden paraglider flight over the Maurienne
Sports sensations75 € to 105 € Saint-Martin-de-la-Porte (33 km)
Tandem paragliding for all
Sports sensations75 € to 140 € Saint-Hilaire (35 km)

Outings

Last nameOuting typeDifficultyDurationDeparture municipality
La boucle de Singuigneret
Mountain bike itineraryAthletic2h30Mizoën
Refuge des Chatons
HikeEasy1h15Mizoën
Refuge des Mouterres
HikeIntermediate4h35Mizoën
Refuge du Fay
HikeIntermediate4h35Mizoën
Bons roman gate
HikeEasy20 minMont-de-Lans (2.8 km)

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