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Gresse-en-Vercors

Tourism, holidays & weekends guide in the Isère

Gresse-en-Vercors - Tourism, holidays & weekends guide in the Isère
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Located on the east balcony of Vercors, Gresse-en-Vercors is a summer-winter village resort that will enchant you with its unique setting. The largest of the Vercors Regional Natural Park in the heart of the Hauts Plateaux Reserve, the panoramas it offers will not fail to surprise you. Ideal for families, its many activities are the happiness of all.

You can admire at leisure the Grand Veymont (highest point of the Vercors located at 2341 m) or the majestic Mont Aiguille, the cradle of mountaineering.

Cross the village, climb to the summits and you will discover, beyond the hills of Trièves, an exceptional view of the Alps, from Mont Blanc to the Ecrins.

Village of 380 inhabitants, at the foot of the French Dolomites, Gresse-en-Vercors holds all that nature has most beautiful to offer us. Rivers, alpine pastures and forests form a natural preserved area ideal for relaxation.

Ski resort since 1965... It was in autumn 1965 that, under the impetus of the Mayor of the time, Mr Emile Mouttet, the ski resort was inaugurated. The first pre-season preparations were set up on the city's sector, the historic site of the Alpine ski area of ​​Gresse. The first ski lifts were installed, tourist residences were built, and gradually the resort grew to 19 alpine ski runs, 40 km of cross-country skiing and about 2,500 tourist beds. From a "village" to a "resort" to become a real "village resort" in 40 years of a formidable collective adventure.

Cradle of the Resistance: As early as 1943, the Resistance was organized in the Vercors massif. In the heart of the forests, a dozen maquis exist. At the beginning of 1944, they gathered 400 to 500 civilians and soldiers, often very young, supplied by a generally favorable population and supplied with weapons by Allied parachutes. The inhabitants of Gresse-en-Vercors participated in these operations, notably in the battles of Pas de la Ville, Pas de Berrièves and Pas de l'Aiguille. Thirty resistant "Gressots" are commemorated on the two monuments that are in the village and the city of Gresse-en-Vercors.

Geographical information

MunicipalityGresse-en-Vercors
Postcode38650
Latitude44.9013040 (N 44° 54’ 5”)
Longitude5.5661920 (E 5° 33’ 58”)
AltitudeFrom 960m to 2341m
Surface area81.13 km²
Population398 inhabitants
Density4 inhabitants/km²
PrefectureGrenoble (52 km, 43 min)
Insee code38186
IntercommunalityCC du Trièves
DepartmentIsère
TerritoryAlps, Dauphiné
RegionAuvergne-Rhône-Alps

Nearest cities & towns

Saint-Andéol10.5 km (17 min)
Saint-Guillaume10.7 km (16 min)
Saint-Michel-les-Portes11.3 km (18 min)
Saint-Paul-lès-Monestier11.8 km (16 min)
Monestier-de-Clermont14 km (19 min)
Château-Bernard15.8 km (23 min)
Saint-Martin-de-Clelles16.4 km (25 min)
Miribel-Lanchâtre16.8 km (25 min)
Sinard17.7 km (24 min)
Roissard18.7 km (25 min)
Avignonet21 km (29 min)
Treffort22 km (28 min)
Saint-Martin-de-la-Cluze22 km (29 min)
Clelles22 km (30 min)

Things to see and do

A Gresse-en-Vercors there is something for all tastes. You can practice skiing, snowshoeing, sledding, hiking, snowboarding, Nordic walking, dog sledding, shooting, archery, laser biathlon, mountain climbing, making the Via corda , canyoning, mountain biking ... And many other activities.

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Photos

Entrance of the village under the snow
Entrance of the village under the snow
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The Grand Veymont in summer
The Grand Veymont in summer
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The village of Gresse-en-vercors
The village of Gresse-en-vercors
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The Mont Aiguille
The Mont Aiguille
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The snowy Veymont
The snowy Veymont
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Snowshoes
Snowshoes
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Night skiing
Night skiing
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Sled dogs - Trièves Trophy
Sled dogs - Trièves Trophy
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Alpine Horses
Alpine Horses
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Alpine skiing in Gresse-en-vercors
Alpine skiing in Gresse-en-vercors
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Grand Veymont
Grand Veymont
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Tour Light game on the Grand Veymont
Tour Light game on the Grand Veymont
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Top of the slopes, view of Mont Aiguille
Top of the slopes, view of Mont Aiguille
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Weather

Saturday 21 october
Min. 9°C - Max. 18°C
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Sunday 22 october
Min. 5°C - Max. 11°C
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Monday 23 october
Min. 5°C - Max. 13°C
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Visits, leisure and activities nearby

Leisure activities

Last nameActivity typeRateCity
Caving or canyoning in Vercors
Sports sensations45 € Saint-Martin-en-Vercors (16.5 km)
Raku pottery and kiln firing lessons
Arts and Crafts30 € Saint-Martin-le-Colonel (24 km)
Tandem paraglider flight with an instructor
Sports sensations75 € to 140 € Lans-en-Vercors (26 km)
Tour of an artisan liqueur and aperitif distillery
Local flavours1 € Corps (31 km)
Visit a beekeeper and vegetable and saffron producer
Local flavours2 € Saint-Julien-en-Beauchêne (33 km)

Outings

Last nameOuting typeDifficultyDurationDeparture municipality
Pas de la Balme
HikeAthletic4h40Château-Bernard (8.2 km)
Walk around Mount Aiguille
HikeIntermediate6h00Le Monestier-du-Percy (14 km)
Revoulat Panoramic Viewpoint
HikeEasy2h00La Chapelle-en-Vercors (14 km)
Heritage Visit
Village visitEasy1h00Corrençon-en-Vercors (14.5 km)
Balade panoramique au col du Liorin
Snowshoe hikeIntermediate2h25Corrençon-en-Vercors (14.8 km)

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