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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 of Belledonne! Natural balcony, overlooking the valley of Grésivaudan and opens a horizon of mountains: Belledonne, Vercors, Mont Blanc...

It is a high starting point of hiking in Chartreuse.

The flying site (paragliding and delta) of Saint-Hilaire-du-Touvet receives every year, the second half of September, the festival of the Coupe Icare, feast of free flight. Carnival, Air Demonstration free flight lounge and recreation, concerts, activities for younger... 60 000 visitors per year! Rest assured, outside of the festival, the place is quiet...

Geographical information

Tourism label
Latitude45.3102800 (N 45° 18’ 37”)
Longitude5.8877800 (E 5° 53’ 16”)
AltitudeFrom 647m to 2060m
Surface area8.61 km²
Population1503 inhabitants
Density174 inhabitants/km²
PrefectureGrenoble (26 km, 31 min)
Insee code38395
IntercommunalityCC du Pays du Grésivaudan
TerritoryAlps, Dauphiné

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-Nazaire-les-Eymes14.1 km (23 min)
Saint-Ismier14.1 km (23 min)
La Pierre14.6 km (24 min)
Crolles14.7 km (22 min)
Sainte-Marie-du-Mont15.6 km (25 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 ...


Funicular Saint-Hilaire
Funicular Saint-Hilaire
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Saint-Hilaire Ski Resort
Saint-Hilaire Ski Resort
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On the Coupe Icare of the take-off area
On the Coupe Icare of the take-off area
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Dent de Crolles
Dent de Crolles
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Saturday 21 october
Min. 9°C - Max. 17°C
Sunday 22 october
Min. 4°C - Max. 10°C
Monday 23 october
Min. 3°C - Max. 10°C

Visits, leisure and activities nearby

Via ferrata of Saint-Vincent-de-Mercuze two steps.

To discover around Saint-Hilaire:

The other two common Plateau des Petites Roches: St. Pancras and St. Bernard.

The Regional Natural Park of Chartreuse and its gateway towns: Grenoble and Chambery.

The Grésivaudan valley.

Leisure activities

Last nameActivity typeRateCity
Maiden paraglider flight in the Isère Alps
Sports sensations75 € to 170 € Saint-Hilaire
Visit to the Museum of the Grande Chartreuse
Culture and education8 € Saint-Pierre-de-Chartreuse (6.6 km)
Canyoning in Vercors or Chartreuse
Sports sensations45 € to 55 € Grenoble (18.4 km)
Discover wine through wine tourism in all its forms
Local flavours38 € to 120 € Les Marches (23 km)
Tour and tasting at a craft beer brewery
Local flavoursFreeSaint-Geoire-en-Valdaine (25 km)


Last nameOuting typeDifficultyDurationDeparture municipality
The Rivier d'Allement loop
Mountain bike itineraryIntermediate1h25Allemond (18.8 km)
Robert Lakes
HikeIntermediate1h30Chamrousse (21 km)
The Col du Sabot descent
Mountain bike itineraryAthletic55 minVaujany (22 km)
From Verney to Enversin
HikeIntermediate3h00Vaujany (22 km)
The Auris surge shafts
Mountain bike itineraryAthletic1h00Vaujany (23 km)


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