Isère Tourism

Warmth & hospitality

At the end of a long day in the mountains, there’s nothing better than a warm welcome and friendly staff who make you feel like one of the family. Enjoy the home comforts of fluffy sheepskins, soft duvets, the flickering glow of candlelight or unwind in toasty outdoor hot tubs. Meet new friends and fill up with the simple joy of nourishing home-cooked food. Bienvenue and welcome to Isère!

Isère has a long history of welcoming visitors to its region. In the Middle Ages, the Antonin hospital order in Saint-Antoine-l'Abbaye was treating and curing people. During the 19th century, the towns of Allevard and Uriage developed as thermal resorts. And in the early 20th century, Villard-de-Lans became a pioneer in the climatotherapy boom. Today, we're ready to welcome you into our mountain hotels and refuges where everything has been thought of to make your stay as comfortable as possible and nothing is ever too much trouble.

Feel at home

Hôtel Au Chamois d’Or*****, Alpe d’Huez

You’ll feel an instant sense of calm as you walk into this luxury wood-clad hotel, where every little detail has been thought of to make you feel warm and cosy. The Alpine chic, wood-panelled rooms and suites, some with their own fireplaces, evoke the charm of a cottage cabin in the woods. At the top of Alpe d’Huez, the gorgeous south-facing sun terrace is filled with deck chairs for guest use, and at the end of a long day skiing, the sumptuous Nuxe spa offers guests wellbeing treatments and has a pool, sauna, hammam and jacuzzi. Diners enjoy nourishing meals in the gourmet restaurant at the foot of the slopes before settling down for drinks in the comfy bar.

Auberge Nemoz, Les 7 Laux 

Towards the bottom of the secret, wild valley of Haut Bréda in Les 7 Laux in the Belledonne massif, a path leads to the Auberge Nemoz, an old mountain barn that has become a snug stone and wood chalet with five characterful, individually designed rooms. Nothing is here by chance, from the wooden beams to the flowers, from the comfort of the soft duvets and fur throws to the warm restaurant wrapped around the crackling central fireplace. Outside under the stars, a large red cedarwood hot tub - or Norwegian bath - relaxes skiers’ and hikers’ tired muscles in 37° warm water. Owners Bertrand and Amélie prepare tasty mountain dishes with melting raclettes, gratin Dauphinois and other homemade meals concocted with local ingredients to make guests feel at home.


Auberge Les Skieurs, Le Sappey-en-Chartreuse

At the gates of the Chartreuse Regional Natural Park, the hotel-restaurant Les Skieurs in the village of Sappey-en-Chartreuse, 15 km from Grenoble, is a haven for nature lovers with a magnificent view of the forests, hills and the most famous mountain in the region, 'Chamechaude'. Simplicity, comfort and warmth: the 10 rooms are decorated in traditional chalet style with honey-toned knotty pine walls and furniture. The family Jail continues to welcome guests to this mountain retreat to enjoy full-flavoured recipes in the restaurant. And with its famous desserts - eggs in the snow, lemon and basil pie, chocolate cake and candied orange, sabayon chartreuse ice and chocolate mousse - the auberge is now one of the top culinary stops in the Chartreuse. Nearby is the two-person Le Petit Skieur, a cute, pretty mountain chalet that you can book just for the two of you.



Chalet de La Colombière, Les 7 Laux

Set in the Gresivaudan valley near the resort of Les 7 Laux with panoramic views of the Belledonne, Chartreuse and Vercors mountains, this charming guesthouse run by Louisiane and Freddy is an inviting space with the spirit of a country cottage. Inside this friendly chalet is an intimate, traditional home with four comfy bedrooms oozing with the Alpine charm of a pine-clad mountain hut decorated with traditional red-and-white fabrics. Open all year, ski lockers are available in winter, while in summer, guests can relax by the pool surrounded by lush mountain scenery.


Chalet Les 2M, Vénosc, Les 2 Alpes  

On the edge of the Ecrins National Park, this snug catered chalet in Vénosc is a 5-minute walk from the cable car that whisks you to Les Deux Alpes ski area. Guests instantly feel at home dining around the long, handmade wooden dining table where you can enjoy meals with friends and family before retiring to the comfy living area and curling up on the sofa in front of the wood-burning stove. Book one of the five cosy bedrooms, with balconies overlooking the valley, or the whole chalet. At the end of the day, head to the wellness area with a hot tub, shower, and infrared sauna with short-wave full spectrum beams to relieve joint pain and long magnesium beams for relaxing. In summer, guests love relaxing around the pool with breathtaking views of the La Muzelle glacier.


Chalet Mounier****, Les 2 Alpes

Once upon a time, in a magical setting facing the Écrins National Park, a small mountain refuge became a farm and inn in 1879. In 1933, the Mounier family turned the refuge into a hotel. The 4-star hotel retains its original character but with continual improvements. Today, Georgia, Robert and Alban Mounier run the establishment with passion and keep alive a mountain tradition of warmth and hospitality. It now has the highest altitude Michelin star in Isère with the restaurant, Le P’tit Polyte, at 1,650 m. Full of charm, the relaxation area is simply irresistible with tranquil rooms and spaces, cosy lounges and living areas, mountain views, a spa offering sensorial journeys, and an outdoor pool in summer.


Chamois Lodge, Les 2 Alpes

Michelin-starred chef Fabien Poirot (formerly at the P’tit Polyte) bought this hotel in 2019 and completely redesigned it. In the centre of Les 2 Alpes, a few steps from the ski lifts, the Chamois Lodge is unlike other hotels. Owners Aurélie and Fabien have created a restaurant-with-rooms focusing on shared living spaces, where you can get together and chat with both guests and local characters. The contemporary quirky decor is a main feature combined with industrial inspiration, rock'n'roll spirit and a mountain chalet. A place where you can hangout, the cocktail bar is open all day. In the restaurant, Fabien offers bistronomic cuisine combining local culture and exoticism. Guests can relax in the sauna, jacuzzi, hammam and under sensory showers, in the expert hands of massage specialists and other craziness... "Exactly like a chamois on legs", say Fabien and Aurélie!


Hôtel Grandes Rousses****, Alpe d’Huez 

Celebrating the art of living in the mountains, this luxury and legendary family-run hotel in the centre of the village at the base of the slopes combines a warm chalet-style atmosphere perfectly balancing modern facilities, the best natural materials and comfort. Hotelier Patricia Grelot-Collomb follows tradition and tirelessly continues the work of her great-grandfather Joseph Colomb, who opened the hotel 110 years ago. Welcoming guests with five-star hospitality and a personal touch, services include a concierge, private shuttles, valet, porter and turn-down service. Relaxation is important here too, with an exceptional spa and a large outdoor heated pool. But the star of the show is the choice of food and places to eat with ski-in / ski-out restaurants, slow food, mountain dishes, wine and cheese in the cosy bar, and a refined bistronomic cuisine at L’Esperance des Grandes Rousses, where you can take the French concept of cocooning literally and settle into your own outdoor heated pod made of wood and glass and feel a million miles from all your day-to-day worries.


Timberlodge ***, Oz-en-Oisans

Franck Ménard, owner of the restaurant 'La Ferme d'Oz', started off a new adventure by becoming a hotelier and renovating an old hotel in the resort of Oz-en-Oisans into the Timberlodge, a Scandinavian-style refuge clad entirely in wood and stone. Passionate Franck wanted to create a place of accommodation with hospitality at the heart. Within its walls, the cocooning interior oozes warmth with natural woods, furs and sheepskins, leather and lots of light. Features include a bar with a snug fireplace, where you can relax with a warming vin chaud or hot chocolate, and a panoramic restaurant area serving modern French cuisine with a focus on regional produce and catering for all dietary requirements. At the end of the day, weary visitors can unwind in the aquatic and wellbeing area with a heated indoor swimming pool, hammam, sauna, massage room, aquagym and yoga classes - a cosy spot to warm up aching limbs.

Hôtel Le V ****, Vaujany

Wood, warm colours, rustic furniture, space and light make Le V de Vaujany a modern and pleasant cocoon embracing mountain art de vivre. With a chic contemporary Alpine atmosphere, the 21 rooms at Le V de Vaujany have Arpin fabric throws, cushions and armchairs; some have a fireplace and most have a south-facing balcony with village views. The cosy atmosphere of this beautiful mountain chalet continues in the restaurant, Ida, and Ida's Bar lounge bar, where guests can savour delicious meals, and in the vast Pure Altitude Spa relax at the end of the day with a swimming pool, hammam, sauna and two massage rooms for treatments, using Pure Altitude natural products made with mountain plants. The Aveque family and staff are ready to welcome you with a smile to this real home-from-home.

Zecamp***, Corrençon-en-Vercors

Designed by athletes for people who love the mountains and especially sportspeople, the Zecamp hotel is near the start of the Nordic skiing site and the Hauts-Plateaux du Vercors natural reserve. The three Vercors champions who found fame in the world of French biathlon skiing (Marie Dorin-Habert, Robin Duvillard and Loïs Habert) developed the project with optimum comfort in mind following their years of travelling internationally with their sport. Zecamp is the result. Providing personal service and hospitality, everything can be adapted to your specific requirements from meals cooked to order, to expert tips and courses at the Zecamp Academy ensuring progress is achieved through healthy sport, nutritious home-made food, rest in comfy beds and soundproofed rooms, and recovery in the cold bath.

Meet new friends

An evening with trappers, Oz-en-Oisans

Spend a unique evening with mushers Erwin and Barbara and their Siberian huskies on a snowshoe adventure in the middle of the forest sharing an intimate dinner cooked on a wood fire. Supervised by a musher and equipped with a harness, the Siberian huskies are connected to the hikers. Heading out on a ‘cani-balade’ on snowshoes with the dogs in the heart of nature huddled together around the fire is a moment of pure friendship. What a great way to make new memories and meet new friends!


Enjoy home-cooked food

Auberge Clariant, Corrençon-en-Vercors

A wood cabin, flickering candles and a crackling log fire are all the ingredients needed to make you feel all warm and cosy. Yet, this remote mountain refuge, a half-hour walk into the Hauts Plateaux Natural Reserve in Vercors, with warming braziers and hanging chairs in the branches is made even more magical with melting raclette, toasted marshmallows and torchlit performances by wandering poets. For a welcoming evening in the mountains, head to this remote hut on foot or snowshoe with flaming torches in hand for after dark. This unique experience will leave lasting memories and you’ll never want to go home!

Restaurant d’altitude L’Aventure, Oz-en-Oisans

Sitting on the Poutrans piste in Oz-en-Oisans with pedestrian access from the cable car, this simple, authentic mountain restaurant and snack bar serves generous food to hungry diners with mountain specialities and dishes cooked on a wood-fired grill as well as more refined recipes including prime rib, Iberian pluma de Bellota, pot au feu, poke bowls and cuisine based on truffles, such as truffle risotto. Enjoy the delicious plates with panoramic views from its sunny terrace or inside the cosy, warm interior with traditional decor.