Alpine Station deploys its activities on the Lautaret pass, with the Lautaret Alpine Botanical Garden, the Chalet-laboratory and brand new Alpe Gallery. This summer, come to visit one of Europe's most beautiful garden !
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Description: Garden of Lautaret

The Alpine Joseph Fourier Station missions, are for the development of research platforms, maintenance of botanical collections, student training and popular science to the general public.
Plant seeds, maps, books and posters are for sale in the shop and perennials at the entrance of the Garden.

An exhibition about the botanist and physician dauphinois Dominique Villars will take place during the Summer in the new gallery of the Alpe on the Lautaret pass area.


- Free for children under 12 - Guided tours daily from June to August: 10:30; 14:30 and 16:00. - Thanks to a partnership with two nurserymen, the Alpine Garden of Lautaret offers each Summer of Perennials for sale. - With the entry ticket of the Alpine Garden, you'll have a reduced price for a cable car des Glaciers de la Meije pass and vice versa!

Benefit Authorizations

State diploma

Customers and groups

  1. Groups
  2. Students
  3. Special rate for disabled people

Opening periods

From 02/06 to 02/09 between 10 am and 6 pm.
Daily guided tours from June to August
* 10:30
* 2:30 p.m.
* 16h
Perennials on sale at the entrance of the Garden.


Normal price: €7
Reduced price €5: groups (over 10 people), aged 12 to 18, students, disabled (new system introduced in 2012 and allow access to about 60% of the Garden)

Free: Children under 12 years old, Joseph Fourier University students, staff of the University Joseph Fourier and CNRS

NB: free or discounted entry at the beginning and end of the season (depending on the flowering)

Payment Methods

  1. Bank/credit card
  2. Cheque
  3. Cash


Located at the Lautaret pass,15 minutes far from Villar d'Arene and 20 minutes from La Grave The Alpine Gallery and it Alpe Gallery are located 10 minutes walk from the parking at top of the Lautaret pass. Possible access by car and bus.

Garden of Lautaret
Villar d'Arène