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Valbonnais - Tourism, holidays & weekends guide in the Isère

Valbonnais is the head of the canton of Valbonnais with 10 municipalities and 1,600 inhabitants. The location, just outside the Parc National des Ecrins, its climate and said "Nice little of" making it a very pleasant village to live.

Geographical information

Latitude44.8999170 (N 44° 53’ 60”)
Longitude5.9046950 (E 5° 54’ 17”)
AltitudeFrom 672m to 2544m
Surface area23.95 km²
Population520 inhabitants
Density21 inhabitants/km²
PrefectureGrenoble (74 km, 1h04)
Insee code38518
IntercommunalityCC du Valbonnais

Nearest cities & towns

Entraigues4.2 km (5 min)
Siévoz6.5 km (8 min)
Le Périer9 km (11 min)
Saint-Laurent-en-Beaumont10.7 km (16 min)
Oris-en-Rattier11.6 km (15 min)
Ponsonnas12.3 km (18 min)
Sousville12.6 km (16 min)
La Salle-en-Beaumont12.6 km (16 min)
Saint-Pierre-de-Méaroz12.7 km (17 min)
Valjouffrey13 km (18 min)
Saint-Michel-en-Beaumont13.1 km (21 min)
La Mure13.4 km (19 min)
Susville14.5 km (20 min)

Things to see and do

The magic square of Valbonnais located in the center of the village is in itself a real curiosity.

The water is a real haven of peace, surrounded by mountains.

Rides on a donkey are possible from Valbonnais and around.

Hiking from Valbonnais.

Places of interest

Information points

Events and festivities

The exhibition was held Valbonnais since 1990 and runs from July 13 to August 15. 40 exhibitors invest the hall: there are both wood, glassware, porcelain, local and regional products, cosmetics, paper lace ... Admission is free and the exhibition is open continuously for 5 weeks 9 to 12 hours and 14h to 19h. Prize is awarded by public visitors and ticket also serves as instant raffle ticket (everyone knows immediately if he won!).

The Nature of Valbonnais Triathlon attracts more and more people and offers courses for different levels (small, family, sports).


Panoramic view of Valbonnais
Panoramic view of Valbonnais
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The water and children playing on the dock
The water and children playing on the dock
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The Quadrant
The Quadrant
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Valbonnais in the snow
Valbonnais in the snow
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channel of Beaumont
channel of Beaumont
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The body of water Valbonnais
The body of water Valbonnais
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The Castle (private) and stud
The Castle (private) and stud
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The summer exhibition of Valbonnais
The summer exhibition of Valbonnais
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Tuesday 31 march
Min. 0°C - Max. 9°C
Wednesday 1 april
Min. -4°C - Max. 4°C
Thursday 2 april
Min. -3°C - Max. 7°C

Visits, leisure and activities nearby

Walkers and hikers, welcome to this corner of paradise. Many hikes from the village and around Valbonnais (cascade Confolens, Font Turbat, cascade Piss, Valsenestre ...). Water sports are also popular in the river of Good and many say that we should not miss a raid in the good hot dog, hair boat ...

A few miles between Gap and Grenoble: water sports Sautet. At the foot of the village of body, just before the dam Sautet, the sailing center welcomes you in a beautiful nature ideal for ... Boat cruise electro-solar electric boat rental without a license, pedal boats, swimming area with lifeguards in July and August, free parking, refreshments. Through the gorges of the Souloise: Two circuits at the bottom of the gorge PD (1:30) and AD (2:30) with bridge over the Drac. Via initiation: Two easy routes between 20 min and 45 min, for beginners and children from 1, 10 m. Rental of material through on-site in July and August.

Leisure activities

Last nameActivity typeRateCity
Night snowmobile
Sports sensations120 € Les Deux Alpes (24 km)
Paragliding tandem flight with an instructor
Sports sensations75 € to 130 € Lans-en-Vercors (35 km)
Tandem paragliding for all
Sports sensations75 € to 140 € Saint-Hilaire (46 km)
Horse riding in the Alps
Nature and the great outdoors25 € to 950 € La Ferrière (49 km)


Last nameOuting typeDifficultyDurationDeparture municipality
Hiking to lake lauvitel
HikeIntermediate3h20Vénosc (16.9 km)
Les Enduro des Villard
Mountain bike itineraryAthletic40 minVillard-Reymond (17.1 km)
Sewing machine descent
Mountain bike itineraryAthletic1h20Villard-Reymond (17.1 km)
La boucle des Villard (n°9 vtt)
Mountain bike itineraryEasy1h45Villard-Notre-Dame (17.2 km)
Stroll waterfall of la Muzelle
HikeIntermediate40 minVénosc (19.3 km)


Bed & breakfasts

Vacation rentals