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Saint-Hilaire - Tourism, holidays & weekends guide in the Isère

Saint-Hilaire du Touvet, mountain village in the Parc Naturel de Chartreuse, faces an exceptional view! True natural balcony, overlooking the valley Grésivaudan and opens a horizon of mountains: Belledonne, Vercors, Mont Blanc ...

Geographical information

Tourism label
Latitude45.3102800 (N 45° 18’ 37”)
Longitude5.8877800 (E 5° 53’ 16”)
AltitudeFrom 647m to 2060m
Surface area8.61 km²
Population1503 inhabitants
Density174 inhabitants/km²
PrefectureGrenoble (26 km, 31 min)
Insee code38395
IntercommunalityCC du Pays du Grésivaudan

Nearest cities & towns

Saint-Bernard2.8 km (4 min)
Saint-Pancrasse3.7 km (8 min)
La Terrasse9.9 km (19 min)
Le Touvet11.3 km (18 min)
Lumbin11.3 km (17 min)
Tencin12.5 km (21 min)
Saint-Vincent-de-Mercuze13.1 km (22 min)
Sainte-Marie-d'Alloix13.5 km (21 min)
Bernin13.6 km (23 min)
Goncelin14 km (21 min)
Saint-Ismier14.1 km (23 min)
Saint-Nazaire-les-Eymes14.1 km (23 min)
La Pierre14.6 km (24 min)
Crolles14.7 km (22 min)

Things to see and do

The funicular Saint-Hilaire du Touvet: tourist railway created in the 1920s for a stroll unusual and picturesque! Also discover in high station: Laboratoire d'Icare, museum space dedicated to air, flight, gravity, history and operation of the funicular.

Throughout the year, Saint-Hilaire offers a range of activities: hiking, paragliding (paragliding and delta), via ferrata, climbing, bungy acro, caving, skiing, cross country skiing, snowshoeing, sledding .. .

Places of interest

Information points
Leisure centres
Natural sites

Events and festivities

Icarus Cup: Each year in September, the lovers of free flight will greet you at Saint-Hilaire for the great festival of free flight. On the agenda: a film festival, salon professionals, air shows, a costume contest glider and paraglider pilots, a space for children, street shows ...


Tooth Crolles
Tooth Crolles
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Funicular Saint-Hilaire
Funicular Saint-Hilaire
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Ski Saint-Hilaire
Ski Saint-Hilaire
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On the landing surface of the Coupe Icare
On the landing surface of the Coupe Icare
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Visits, leisure and activities nearby

To discover around Saint-Hilaire:

The other two towns in the Plateau des Petites Roches: St. Pancras and St. Bernard.

The Parc Naturel Régional de Chartreuse doors and cities: Grenoble and Chambery.

Valley Grésivaudan.

Leisure activities

Last nameActivity typeRateCity
Tandem paragliding for all
Sports sensations75 € to 140 € Saint-Hilaire
Trail at a dedicated, fully-equipped resort
Sports sensations3 € Saint-Pierre-de-Chartreuse (6 km)
Horse riding in the Alps
Nature and the great outdoors25 € to 950 € La Ferrière (15.7 km)
Canyoning in Vercors or Chartreuse
Sports sensations45 € Les Échelles (17.7 km)
Discover oenology with a wine-grower
Local flavours10 € to 50 € Cruet (29 km)


Last nameOuting typeDifficultyDurationDeparture municipality
La boucle du Rivier d'Allemont (n°10 vtt)
Mountain bike itineraryIntermediate1h25Allemond (18.8 km)
From col du Sabot to Allemont (n°23 vtt)
Mountain bike itineraryAthletic1h55Vaujany (22 km)
From Verney to Enversin
HikeIntermediate3h00Vaujany (22 km)
Les cheminées d'Equilibre de Vaujany (n°12 vtt)
Mountain bike itineraryAthletic1h00Vaujany (23 km)
Via ferrata de Vaujany
HikeAthletic2h00Vaujany (23 km)


Bed & breakfasts

Vacation rentals