Villard Reymond Is a high mountain village in the heart of the Oisans massif, boasting a birds-eye view over Bourg d'Oisans. Located opposite the Grandes Rousses and Alpe d'Huez, it nestles at the foot of the Grand and Petit Renaud.
The south-facing village dominates the small valley of Grand Riou and offers a magnificent view over the Taillefer.
The area covered by the village starts at an altitude of 820 m on the right-hand bank of the fast-flowing Lignarre river and reaches up to the summit of the 2732 m Grand Renaud. With a village hall located at 1650 m, Villard Renaud is the highest village in Isère and the second highest in France.
Located within the boundary of the Ecrins National Park, Villard Reymond is an unspoilt village with outstanding views over the Oisans mountain ranges. In this magnificent setting, life remains as peaceful as in the olden days, with locals offering a warm welcome.
The road crosses over the Lignarre river and immediately starts to climb through the hamlet of Le Villaret, known for its slate quarry. The village lies at the end of a picturesque road, typical of the environment that characterises Villard Reymond, consisting of Alpine forests, rocky cliffs and pastures.
Deer and chamois are regularly spotted and when out walking, it's not unusual to hear black woodpeckers and grey cuckoos, as well as seeing hazel grouse, rock partridge and black grouse. If you're lucky, you may come across wood orchids, but remember, look and don't touch!
In the summer, there are a number of mountain-bike and hiking trails leading to places such as Le Prégentil, Le Clot de la Selle and the Col de Corbière.
In winter time, visitors can choose from a wide range of snowshoeing and ski mountaineering trails.
If the Mairie is closed, contact Bourg d'Oisans tourist office for more information.
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