The gateway to Oisans, Livet et Gavet used to be the economic driving force of the Romanche Valley and the surrounding area.
Surrounded by steep mountains, Livet et Gavet is the starting point for energetic hikes and popular trail routes (the celebrated UT4M passes through the village). There are also two climbing sites, namely the Bâton site, with its wide variety of boulders and the Livet site, which offers traditional rock climbing. The village is also home to one of the few covered swimming pools open virtually year-round.
Providing the hydropower that launched the development of industry and jobs, lighting and heating the homes of millions of people with renewable energy for over a century, the valley attracted up to 5,000 workers from all over the world.