Situated between Grenoble and Briançon, Bourg d’Oisans is located on one of the major communications routes through the Alps.
The town is spread over 22 km and covers the entire lower agricultural Romanche plain, all the way from Rochetaillée to the beginning of Vénéon valley, including the Lauvitel lake. The Bourg-d’Oisans basin, with its layered, folded cliffs and steep wooded mountain slopes is a perfect example of the erosion and accumulation of glacier waters.
In the summer, Bourg-d’Oisans becomes the most popular holiday resort in Isère for 3 whole months : cyclists from all over the world enjoy the nearby mountain passes, made famous by the Tour de France, lovers of the great outdoors come here to go hiking, mountain-biking, climbing, horseback riding, fishing, canoeing, etc.
The environmental quality of the local land has been recognised by the creation of the 700 ha protected natural area of Le Lauvitel (a third of which is in the heart of the Ecrins National Park), as well as by “Natura 2000” areas.