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Saint-Christophe-en-Oisans - Tourism, holidays & weekends guide in the Isère

Saint-Christophe-en-Oisans is also Vénéon Valley is the center of the Massif des Ecrins. The Ecrins National Park covers a large area of ​​the municipality. The summits are the most prestigious there. Chamois, marmots and eagles have a great playground, on the flora is majestic and endless. This corner of Mountain blends wood, alpine meadows, glaciers and sharp rocks and offers an extensive network of marked trails (over 200 km). After the climbers, hikers, nature lovers, the tumultuous torrent Vénéon turquoise invitation to water sports alive.

Geographical information

Tourism label
Latitude44.9577778 (N 44° 57’ 28”)
Longitude6.1777778 (E 6° 10’ 40”)
AltitudeFrom 1168m to 4008m
Surface area123.47 km²
Population109 inhabitants
PrefectureGrenoble (72 km, 1h16)
Insee code38375
IntercommunalityCC de l'Oisans

Nearest cities & towns

Vénosc10.3 km (17 min)
Le Bourg-d'Oisans23 km (33 min)
Le Freney-d'Oisans23 km (32 min)
La Garde25 km (35 min)
Mizoën27 km (38 min)
Mont-de-Lans29 km (39 min)
Les Deux Alpes30 km (44 min)
Auris31 km (44 min)
Huez31 km (46 min)
Oulles32 km (48 min)
Villard-Notre-Dame32 km (47 min)
Clavans-en-Haut-Oisans32 km (47 min)
Ornon32 km (47 min)

Things to see and do

The museum "Memoirs of Mountaineering"

A Saint-Christophe-en-Oisans, there is a mountain guide from father to son, as in where Pierre Gaspard, the father, was the first to cross the Meije in 1887. Here, the memories of both are roped in the family patrimony and local levels. The job has he changed? So it's no coincidence that the museum Memoirs of Mountaineering planted his standard in the small hilltop village of Valley Vénéon.

The museum is open from June to September from 10am to 12pm and from 14:30 to 18. Other areas of school holidays 14h to 17h.

Places of interest

Information points
Natural sites

Events and festivities

Gaspard'in in April: Race skiing / snowboarding in the mountains.

Floral escapades: in June, walks and explore the alpine flora.

Guides Party: 3rd Sunday of July.

Christolaise: the first Sunday in August, mountain running.


Landscape of the Oisans
Landscape of the Oisans
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Rising Mist ...
Rising Mist ...
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Bec-Duck The Arias
Bec-Duck The Arias
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Walls of yesteryear
Walls of yesteryear
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Tuesday 6 october
Min. 6°C - Max. 11°C
Wednesday 7 october
Min. 4°C - Max. 16°C
Thursday 8 october
Min. 3°C - Max. 13°C

Visits, leisure and activities nearby

Venosc village.

Ski resort of Les Deux Alpes.

Leisure activities

Last nameActivity typeRateCity
Night-time snowmobile trek
Sports sensations120 € Les Deux Alpes (10.4 km)
Maiden paraglider flight in Maurienne
Sports sensations65 € to 80 € Valmeinier (34 km)
Maiden paraglider flight over the Maurienne
Sports sensations75 € to 105 € Saint-Martin-de-la-Porte (39 km)
Horse riding in the Alps
Nature and the great outdoors25 € to 950 € La Ferrière (41 km)
Canoe-kayak on the rivers of Hautes-Alpes
Sports sensations32 € to 115 € Saint-Crépin (43 km)


Last nameOuting typeDifficultyDurationDeparture municipality
Via Ferrata of Saint-Christophe
Stroll waterfall of la Muzelle
HikeIntermediate35 minVénosc (5.8 km)
Stroll "les Cristallières"
HikeEasy30 minVénosc (5.9 km)
Via ferrata Les Perrons
HikeIntermediate3h25Vénosc (6 km)
Stroll "le Ferraret"
HikeEasy55 minVénosc (6.1 km)


Bed & breakfasts

Vacation rentals