Town of Isère, in region Auvergne-Rhône-Alpes, Gières takes place at the gates of Grenoble, at the foot of the Belledonne. It is also located near Venon, Domene or Saint Martin D'Heres.
Of very ancient origin, the territory of Gières began to grow in the Gallo-Roman, as evidenced by the numerous remains found there. Important agricultural city in the Middle Ages, it was later known for its cultivation of hemp and its many fairs. The town has benefited in the second half of the twentieth century the economic boost from neighboring Grenoble, gradually transforming his professional activities. It remains particularly famous for being part of the area of production and processing of wood Chartreuse first AOC in the wood industry in France.
Today Gières continues to attract visitors to its ideal geographical location, as well as for its dynamism and charm of its architectural heritage.