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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
Population1565 inhabitants
Density181 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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Friday 6 march
Min. -1°C - Max. 14°C
Saturday 7 march
Min. -4°C - Max. 12°C
Sunday 8 march
Min. -3°C - Max. 8°C

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
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 (17.6 km)
Discover oenology with a wine-grower
Local flavours10 € to 50 € Cruet (29 km)
Night snowmobile
Sports sensations120 € Les Deux Alpes (35 km)


Last nameOuting typeDifficultyDurationDeparture municipality
From Verney to Enversin
HikeIntermediate3h00Vaujany (22 km)
Via ferrata de Vaujany
HikeAthletic2h00Vaujany (23 km)
From Oz station to Villard Reculas
HikeIntermediate4h20Oz (25 km)
Refuge de l'Etendard
HikeEasy2h15Saint-Sorlin-d'Arves (26 km)
Rando trail - n°2 La forêt de l'Ours
HikeEasy3h50Villard-Reculas (27 km)


Bed & breakfasts

Vacation rentals