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Tourism, holidays & weekends guide in the Isère

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.

Geographical information

Latitude45.1800489 (N 45° 10’ 48”)
Longitude5.7911270 (E 5° 47’ 28”)
AltitudeFrom 205m to 660m
Surface area6.93 km²
Population6581 inhabitants
Density949 inhabitants/km²
PrefectureGrenoble (5.5 km, 9 min)
Insee code38179
IntercommunalityMét Grenoble-Alpes-Métropole
TerritoryAlps, Dauphiné

Nearest cities & towns

Murianette2.7 km (4 min)
Saint-Martin-d'Hères3.2 km (8 min)
Venon4 km (8 min)
Domène4.8 km (10 min)
Poisat4.8 km (7 min)
Meylan5.1 km (7 min)
Eybens6.3 km (9 min)
Grenoble6.4 km (15 min)
Corenc7.4 km (13 min)
Montbonnot-Saint-Martin7.4 km (12 min)
Saint-Martin-le-Vinoux8 km (18 min)
La Tronche8.2 km (14 min)
Bresson8.2 km (11 min)
Échirolles8.5 km (10 min)

Things to see and do

Military nineteenth century building, the fort of mulberry takes place at more than 400 meters above sea level and is one of seven forts constituting the fortified belt of Grenoble. Built according to the Sere de Rivières fortification system, the building was made to accommodate the origin over 540 men garrison and 32 pieces of artillery. Listed historic monument, it is currently the subject of a major restoration campaign.

Already present in the municipality in the fourteenth century, the Saint-Michel has made many changes the subject until the nineteenth. You can still admire the fourteenth and fifteenth century elements, as well as inside, spa guests inscriptions from Roman times. In the 1990s, it has undergone several restoration campaigns. Nearby, you can also admire the Provincial House of the Sisters of Notre-Dame-de-la-Salette with its chapel.

As you wander in the town, you will enjoy discovering the ruined castle of the twelfth century, the old station VFD old trams or high Mulberries batteries.

Gières also has beautiful old buildings like the fortress from the Grand Châtelet thirteenth century, the castle still Perissol seventeenth or mansions of the Motte family and family Gravel, both the nineteenth century.

Several hiking trails are also used to appreciate the richness of the town.

Places of interest

Performance halls

Events and festivities

The weekly market is held every Wednesday morning.

In early March, the town offers the festival's live together with our differences with festive evenings, lectures, workshops and other events.

In March, up to the Spring Festival and entertainment for the whole family.

Concerts are offered in June on the occasion of Music Day.

A Christmas market is held by year's end.


Wednesday 27 january
Min. -3°C - Max. 6°C
Thursday 28 january
Min. 4°C - Max. 8°C
Friday 29 january
Min. 6°C - Max. 9°C

Visits, leisure and activities nearby

Leisure activities

Last nameActivity typeRateCity
Canyoning in Vercors or Chartreuse
Sports sensations45 € to 55 € Grenoble (5.9 km)
Hike in the Arvan Valley
Nature and the great outdoors18 € Saint-Jean-d'Arves (37 km)
Discovery of rowing on Lake Paladru
Sports sensations20 € to 25 € Villages du Lac de Paladru (38 km)
Discover wine through wine tourism in all its forms
Local flavours38 € to 120 € Porte-de-Savoie (39 km)
Guided mountain hike
Nature and the great outdoors12 € to 590 € Albiez-Montrond (43 km)


Last nameOuting typeDifficultyDurationDeparture municipality
Robert Lakes
HikeIntermediate1h30Chamrousse (9.7 km)
Vizille panoramic viewpoint
HikeIntermediate2h00Vizille (11.7 km)
Rioupéroux-Chamrousse, vertical route of the Ut4M race
HikeAthletic3h00Livet-et-Gavet (13.2 km)
Pursollet Lake from Gavet
HikeAthletic4h00Livet-et-Gavet (14 km)
Molière Plateau
HikeIntermediate4h00Lans-en-Vercors (15 km)


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