The capital of the Oisans region
Located between Grenoble and Briançon, on the road that crosses the Alps, Bourg d’Oisans has slowly come to settle on the Oisans plain. The village features a surprisingly flat relief in the middle of a vertical landscape.
This 22 km long village stretches across the agricultural plain of la Romanche, from Rochetaillée to the Vallée du Vénéon and the Lauvitel Lake. Bourg-d’Oisans is flanked by folded cliffs and steep wooded slopes, which are characteristic of the erosion work carried out by glacial waters.
Activities in bourg d’oisans
For three months in the summer, Bourg d’Oisans becomes the most important tourist resort in Isère. Cyclists from all over the world appreciate its proximity to the mythical passes of the Tour de France, and lovers of outdoor activities come to enjoy hiking, mountain biking, climbing, horse riding, fishing, canoeing, etc.
Bourg d’Oisans’ rich natural heritage is widely recognised with 700 hectares of the Lautivel being ‘réserve intégrale’ (protected area), a third of its territory being located in the core of the Parc National des Ecrins, as well as several areas having been awarded the Natura 2000 label.
The Museum of Minerals in Bourg d’Oisans
Oisans is a land of crystals, with a glittering history of mining throughout its territory. This mineral abundance led humans to explore these perched lands and led to the settlement of certain villages such as Brandes or Oulles. The Bourg d’Oisans museum is a reference in the mineralogy world, with the first French collection of Alpine minerals. These unique objects are a reminder that the most beautiful works of art are the fruit of nature.
A plain At the heart of the mountains
Bourg d’Oisans: the calm before the summits
With its central location in the Oisans region, Bourg not only provides access to the summit of your choice, but also offers a whole host of ‘zero-drop’ activities, thanks to its wide plain. So, when you fancy relaxing with your loved ones, take a look around Bourg – it’s all flat! It’s a great opportunity to try out different activities or to simply go for a walk. Do you fancy biking with the kids on the greenway? Or perhaps, an introduction to horse riding along the Romanche? The Plaine de la Romanche is a welcome break in the heart of vertical Oisans.
A land of food and drink
Bourg d’Oisans is at the heart of French savoir-faire
When artists and craftsmen settle to work in the Oisans region, they strive to incorporate a bit of the mountain spirit that so inspires them.
Visit local farms to taste cheese made from sheep milk, yoghurt made from goat milk, tomme made from cow milk and pâté made from bisons. Mountain farming has lots of tasty secrets to be found! You can also enjoy a 100% made in Oisans ice cream or beer while strolling from workshop to workshop in the streets of Bourg d’Oisans. Here you’ll find fascinating craftsmen working on antique bicycles, wood painting of mountain flowers, fresh pasta making, sculpting or making pottery.