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Cultural heritage

From the smallest oratory alongside a hiking path to the largest European hydroelectric project, Oisans is filled with curiosities of all sizes to be explored during your visit.
The history of panoramic roads, the remains of the Roman road, dams, sundials, chapels, along with traditional villages and even lost villages, together make up a web of clues that will help you understand what makes this part of the Alps so special.

Sundials of Venosc

Sundials of Venosc

Venosc
One of the oldest painted sundials of Alpine "Dauphinoises"
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La Grave

La Grave

La Grave
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Chapel of the White Penitents

Chapel of the White Penitents

La Grave
Visits of the Chapel of the White Penitents are performed on demand at the vicarage from La Grave village during the " Wednesdays of Heritage" on...
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La Croix de Cassini

La Croix de Cassini

Le Freney-d'Oisans
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Centrale des Vernes

Centrale des Vernes

Livet-et-Gavet
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Bon Repos Chapel

Bon Repos Chapel

La Grave
The Chapel Notre Dame de Bon Repos stands on a promontory along the path connecting the Chazelet village to Les Fréaux. Its date of construction...
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Village de Mont-de-Lans et ses hameaux

Village de Mont-de-Lans et ses hameaux

Mont-de-Lans
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Route panoramique : Route de la Confession

Route panoramique : Route de la...

Villard-Reculas
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Besse en Oisans

Besse en Oisans

Besse-en-Oisans
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Retenue du Verney

Retenue du Verney

Vaujany
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Dans les rues d'Huez village

Dans les rues d'Huez village

Huez
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Chapel Saint Sauveur

Chapel Saint Sauveur

Venosc
this chapel was founded in 1686 by Mr Jacques Rochette.
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Chapelle de Lanchâtra

Chapelle de Lanchâtra

Saint-Christophe-en-Oisans - La Bérarde
A charming stone chapel is located in the heart of a small perched hamlet The interior is simple with modest furnishings. It is well enlightened by...
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La Porte romaine de Bons

La Porte romaine de Bons

Mont-de-Lans
The Roman Gate of Bons is one of the most important remains of the Roman road that ran through the Oisans. To discover it just follow the path from...
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Route de légende : la route de la Bérarde

Route de légende : la route de la...

Saint-Christophe-en-Oisans - La Bérarde
A legendary road! It was opened to vehicles in 1921, with the particularity of having set times for going up and for coming down. The vehicle going...
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La voie de Rochetaillée

La voie de Rochetaillée

Le Bourg-d'Oisans
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Church of  Venosc

Church of Venosc

Venosc
The Church of Venosc blend several styles. Dating from the 9th century, the church has undergone over the years many architectural works
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La Basse vallée de la Romanche

La Basse vallée de la Romanche

Livet-et-Gavet
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Exhibition

Exhibition "Gens de Venosc"

Venosc
Discover the Venosc's history
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Over the fountains

Over the fountains

Villar d'Arène
"The municipality of Villar d'Arène is built on a land crossed by several streams. The first inhabitants were created catchments and...
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Village de Villard-Notre-Dame

Village de Villard-Notre-Dame

Villard-Notre-Dame
Villard-Notre-Dame has kept its old charm of authentic mountain village with its stone houses lime plaster with south facing balconies opening on...
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Ornon

Ornon

Ornon
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Barrage de Grand'Maison

Barrage de Grand'Maison

Vaujany
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Mizoën

Mizoën

Mizoën
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Parish Church of St Martin de Villar d'Arène

Parish Church of St Martin de Villar...

Villar d'Arène
In the center of the village of Villar-d'Arêne stands the Saint Martin of Tours Church, built in 1860 and made of tuff stone
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La Maison Romanche Energies

La Maison Romanche Energies

Livet-et-Gavet
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Route panoramique : la route de Villard-Notre-Dame

Route panoramique : la route de...

Villard-Notre-Dame
This is a challenge to verticality that leaves you somewhat speechless. It’s not quite the Bolivian “carretera de la muerte”, but you do need...
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Chantier Romanche Gavet

Chantier Romanche Gavet

Livet-et-Gavet
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Eglise Sainte Anne

Eglise Sainte Anne

Huez
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Vierge du Collet

Vierge du Collet

Saint-Christophe-en-Oisans - La Bérarde
The religious missions initiated by the Church were particularly common in the nineteenth century. These events, which included ceremonies and...
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Plateau d'Emparis - La Meije

Plateau d'Emparis - La Meije

Lac Fourchu

Lac Fourchu

Bouquetin

Bouquetin

Lac Besson

Lac Besson

Pâturage

Pâturage

Refuge Adèle Planchard

Refuge Adèle Planchard

Refuge du Carrelet

Refuge du Carrelet

Lac du Pavé

Lac du Pavé

Via Ferrata des mines du Grand Clot

Via Ferrata des mines du Grand Clot

La Dibonna

La Dibonna