What is there to do around Villard-Reculas, in Oisans.

This part of the French Alps stretches across the departments of Isère (38), Hautes-Alpes (05) and Savoie (73) and is heaven-on-earth for those looking for wide-open spaces, relaxing or thrilling activities and spectacular scenery.

The climate here is ideal, thanks to the geographical location of Oisans, on the border between the northern and southern Alps. It is sunny here for most of the year, with an average of 300 days of sun for the mountain resorts, including the “sunny island” (Alpe d’Huez)!

Food lovers, walkers, those looking to relax… Come and explore the villages and resorts of Oisans, take a stroll around the markets, experience local life and visit the “must-sees” of the area.
If you would like to meet the local craftspeople/artists/producers and visit the local museums, don’t miss the Oisans Savoir-Faire Route. The members will welcome you in person and tell you all about their profession.

Before going any further, you may have one question: How do we get to Oisans? It couldn’t be simpler: from Grenoble (1 hour), Briançon (1 hour) or Gap (2 hours) the road isn’t a straight one but it’s the only one!

Oisans, Legendary yet accessible!

Pistes de ski alpin - Alpe d'Huez Grand Domaine Ski

The 4 ski areas of Oisans

In Oisans, you’ll be skiing across the wide-open spaces!

Le Lac Noir du plateau d'Emparis

The must-sees

Some recommendations of places to see in Oisans

Le marché du Bourg d'Oisans

The Markets

To experience local life here

Les Pâtes en Oisans

The savoir-faire route

Follow this route however you want, depending on what you’d like to see!


The heart and soul of the territory

Trail en Oisans

Some pictures of Oisans

Sometimes a picture paints a thousand words…


Resorts and Villages

Resorts, hilltop villages or villages in the valley, each one unique in its own way

Alpinisme dans les Écrins

I love Oisans

How to look after the mountains, eco-friendly transport… Advice and info for eco-tourism in our wild mountainous environment.