Isère

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Isère is a department in the Rhône-Alpes region of France.

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Understand[edit]

History[edit]

Isère is one of the original 83 departments created during the French Revolution. It was created from part of the former province of Dauphiné.

People[edit]

Inhabitants of the department are called Isérois.

Geography[edit]

Isère is part of the current region of Rhône-Alpes and is surrounded by the department of Rhône, Ain, Savoie, Hautes-Alpes, Drôme, Ardèche, and Loire.

Isère includes a part of the French Alps. The highest point in the department is the summit of La Meije at 3,987 meters. The Vercors Plateau dominates the west of the department.

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Get in[edit]

  • Grenoble Isère International Airport [1]

Get around[edit]

See[edit]

The Grande Chartreuse is the mother abbey of the Carthusian order. It is located near Voiron 14 miles north of Grenoble and can be visited. Monks at the abbey distil a beverage rich in alcohol called "the chartreuse" and made of several hundred of plants picked in the mountain.

Itineraries[edit]

Do[edit]

  • many ski resorts, including the Alpe d'Huez and Les Deux Alpes
  • the Coupe Icare, an annual festival of free flight, such as paragliding and hang-gliding, held at the world-renowned paragliding site at Lumbin in early autumn.

Eat[edit]

Isère produces the following cheeses: Bleu du Vercours-Sassenage and Saint-Marcellin.

Drink[edit]

Stay safe[edit]

  • Chalet in Les Deux Alpes, [2]. Ecrins Lodge is a stunning chalet next to Les Deux Alpes, with fantastic hospitality and a hot tub!

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