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Quatre-Montagnes tour


The Vercors Plateau

Located at an altitude of 1,000 metres, the forests and meadows of the Vercors Plateau extend to fill the landscape between the limestone summits. You can learn more about the area by visiting the local heritage centre in Villard-de-Lans, and the Vercors regional park visitor’s centre in Lans-en-Vercors. Also in Lans-en-Vercors, discover a unique museum that offers a little magic for the child in all of us

Located in the former town hall in the centre of Villard-de Lans, the Maison du Patrimoine (local heritage centre) presents the history of the Quatre-Montagnes area.

The centre focuses on two different themes: daily life (agriculture, crafts), and the historical events that have impacted the region (WWII Resistance, Olympic Games, the development of tourism, etc.). The museum also hosts temporary artistic and heritage exhibits.
Just a few kilometres away, Corrençon-en-Vercors is the last village before the Hauts-Plateaux du Vercors nature reserve. Here you can temporarily trade your bike for a golf caddy and enjoy the 18-hole golf course, which is surrounded by meadows and forests.
Also take the opportunity to visit the Eglise de Lans-en-Vercors, which features an 11th century bell tower that is a registered historic landmark. The bell tower is evidence of the village’s long history. For many years this was the largest community on the plateau, until it was overtaken by Villard-de-Lans.

Magie des automates

On a more playful note, the resort-village of Lans-en-Vercors is also home to Magie des Automates, a museum of mechanised puppets in fanciful settings that are sure to enthrall children and adults alike. With the push of a button, each scene comes to life with sound, lighting, and movement: a chamois climbing a mountain, a circus trainer cracking his whip for a group of pink panthers, crocodiles playing rock and roll, teddy bears exploring the caves of Choranche… It’s truly magical!

Panoramic views not to miss

- Halfway between Villard-de-Lans and Lans-en-Vercors, take the time to turn around and admire the magnificent Vercors range.
- In the hamlet of Geymonds: nice views, picnic tables, public toilets.
- Panoramic map in the Glénat parking area, in the centre of Villard-de-Lans.

Recipe for ‘ravioles’ with bleu du Vercors-Sassenage

Ingredients for 4 people:
250 g Royans ravioles
20 cl heavy cream
1 poultry stock cube
80 g walnuts
80 g Bleu du Vercors-Sassenage (AOP)
Salt, pepper.
Before starting, place the ravioles in the freezer to make it easier to separate the layers. Cut the cheese into small cubes, removing the rind. Heat the cream over a low fl ame and add the cheese; allow the mixture to melt, stirring often. Boil the poultry stock cube in a pot of lightly salted water. Remove the ravioles from the freezer, separate them, and plunge them in the boiling stock. Use a skimmer to remove them from the stock once they have fl oated to the surface.
Serve them into four shallow bowls. Add a small ladleful of the stock to the cream mixture, along with the walnuts.
Season with pepper, stir, and spoon the mixture over the ravioles.

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