Cultural heritage

Chamrousse, land of architects and artists


Come and discover the various types of architecture and historic buildings you can found in the resort, hidden among the softwood trees.
In particular two buildings classified "contemporary heritage of the twentieth century" in the Rhône-Alpes region:
  • Community Hall of the chalets des cimes (caravaneige) - House of glass and light
  • Church of Saint-Esprit (ecumenical centre)

Artists and architects came looking for new sets for their works in our beautiful resort:
Jean-Marie Pirot called Arcabas, painter and sculptor / Pierre Jomain, architect / Pierre Székely, sculptor.

Discover the cultural programme in Chamrousse.

 
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The Pourettes lake is a mountain lake of natural origin at 1810 m of altitude which is located on the heights of the resort side Recoin (1650).
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La Croix, one of the largest lookouts in the Alps Accessible by foot or via La Croix gondola from the resort of Chamrousse 1650, it offers one of the most impressive panorama of the Belledonne range and Grenoble valley.
Ingénie criteria Chamrousse - autre altitude 7 merveilles naturelles
Hike GR®738 from Chamrousse to the Pra shelter, nothing to envy to the greatest routes of great trekking! Discover the beautiful and more or less secret mountain lakes on the 10th stage of the GR®738 : Léama, Longet, Bernard, Claret ...
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Chamrousse is the only French ski resort to host all the alpine skiing events at the 1968 Olympic Games, and still today remains a commemorative cauldron, a unique and highly symbolic heritage.
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The Père Tasse refuge has now become a mountain restaurant named "Le Malamute".
Ingénie criteria Chamrousse - autre altitude 7 merveilles naturelles
The Achard lake, a touch of the Canadian Rocky Mountains Beautiful mountain lake located 1917 metres high, easily accessible in summer via a little hike from Chamrousse 1750 (Roche-Béranger).This lake has a special charm with its harmonious configuration, well visible from the Infernet pass and the Croix de Chamrousse. You can discover it by hiking, walking or snowshoeing in winter. It consists of a main lake in the form of small filling lakes (the exact name is Achard Lakes). In fine weather, you will have an exceptional view of the Taillefer mountain. The Achard Lake is part of the Sensitive Natural Space (ENS) "Arselle Plateau and Achard Lake". It is also located in Natura 2000 area. Thus fire, wood gathering, camping, flower gathering, fishing and swimming (even the dogs) are strictly forbidden (punishable by fine). Dogs must be kept on leash. The bivouac is allowed from sunset to sunrise (except during July and August). Thank you for staying on the trails to preserve these fragile environments.
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Bachat-Bouloud totems (1961-1962) are coloured sculptures. You can still see today a giant totem marking the entrance of Bachat-Bouloud sector (Chamrousse 1700) and two little totems.
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Within a mineral setting, these deep blue lakes are easily accessible by gondola.The Robert lakes, four of them, are located 1998 metres of altitude, they occupy on about 28 hectares the bottom of a natural circus. They are surrounded by the Petit Van (2 439 metres), the Grand Van (2 448 metres) and the Grand Sorbier (2 526 metres) summits. In summer, you can fish rainbow trouts and arctic chars in the lakes. In winter, you can go ice-diving and discover a ski slope and a ski lift called the same. In winter, they remain frozen and snow-covered. The site is also part of Natura 2000 network on 2 677 hectares and called "Pine wood, lawn, lakes and peatlands of Belledonne, from Chamrousse to the Grand colon".
Ingénie criteria Chamrousse - autre altitude 7 merveilles naturelles
The Oursière waterfall, the natural power of water. The Oursière waterfall is very impressive with its 80 metres height.
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Chamrousse is the only French ski resort to host all of the alpine skiing events at the 1968 Olympic Games, on the slopes of Chamrousse 1650 - Recoin (women’s downhill and slalom) and Casserousse for the men’s downhill.
Ingénie criteria Chamrousse 1600 7 merveilles naturelles
The Arselle plateau, a little Canada touch. A peatland and a plateau, it is the Plateau de l'Arselle in Chamrousse. This wooded setting is bordered by the Taillefer mountain and a wind of freedom blows there.A natural area to respect, protect and discover as you desire by horse, walking, by mountain bike to practice on the dedicated trails. The Arselle Plateau is part of the Sensitive Natural Space (ENS) "Arselle Plateau and Achard Lake" as well as the Natura 2000 area. Thus fire and camping are strictly forbidden (punishable by fine).
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Place of catholic and protestant worship (high and low chapel, linked by skylight), the structure was built in 1967 (architect : Jomain, sculptor : Szekely ; painter : Arcabas) demonstrates a real architecture of plastic sign.
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The chalet of Recoin in Chamrousse, former refuge of the French Alpine Club (CAF) and 1st guarded refuge of France since 1911, has been rehabilitated in the Environment and heritage Centre of Chamrousse with a reception and exhibition space.
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A vast pan-shaped clearing, crossed by La Salinière stream. Given its heritage value, this site is part of Natura 2000* network.
  • Classifications :
    • Sensitive natural areas Spanish
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The Chalets des Cimes community hall is a glass and light house, a contemporary architectural gem by Pierre Jomain. The building was labelled as contemporary heritage of the 20th centuryin Rhône-Alpes on March, 10th 2003.
Ingénie criteria Chamrousse 1650 Développement durable Tout public Gratuit
Discover the species of Chamrousse and Belledonne-South in the communal arboretum.
Ingénie criteria Chamrousse - autre altitude 7 merveilles naturelles
The Seiglières, a protected educational site. On the road that leads to Chamrousse, a small quiet pond hides at more than 1000 meters above sea level in the heart of the Seiglières forest.
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"Notre-Dame-sous-la-Croix" chapel is the second building constructed in Chamrousse, the first being the CAF chalet.
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"Croix de Chamrousse" cable car was built in 1952, it was the world's most modern and fast. Discover former cable car departure station in Chamrousse 1650 - Recoin.
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