, formerly known as the Dauphiné, is a land of contrasts.
When we speak of Isère
, we are bound to think of the massif du Vercors
, a paradise for potholers with its many caves and chasms. The Vercors
, a mountain of moderate altitude, and the Chartreuse
region are ideal leisure areas for young and old: Nordic skiing in Autrans
, and downhill skiing in Villard de Lans
. In summer, marked trails and forest tracks offer numerous opportunities for walking.
With both Alpine foothills and steep slopes, Isère
is characterised by terraced landscapes. The Belledone range
, with its mountainous slopes, requires a more technical approach, and is perfect for downhill skiing and rock climbing. Finally, in the heart of the Grenoble region, the Oisan
, les Deux Alpes
and l’Alpe d’Huez
are all major resorts in their own right.(Source : Maison de la France)