|Intercommunality||Communauté de communes Cœur de Chartreuse|
|• Mayor (2020–2026)||Hervé Buttard|
|10.31 km2 (3.98 sq mi)|
|• Density||15/km2 (39/sq mi)|
|Time zone||UTC+01:00 (CET)|
|• Summer (DST)||UTC+02:00 (CEST)|
|Elevation||480–1,617 m (1,575–5,305 ft)|
|1 French Land Register data, which excludes lakes, ponds, glaciers > 1 km2 (0.386 sq mi or 247 acres) and river estuaries.|
Corbel is a commune in the Savoie department in the Auvergne-Rhône-Alpes region in south-eastern France. It borders the department of Isère.
The township of Corbel has three main water streams: Gringalet, Hyères and Guiers Vif. The Gringalet separates Corbel valley from north to south and Guiers Vif goes on its southern border, in the gorges du Guiers. The Gringalet rises in the township, close to les Cruz, and empties into the Guiers Vif. River of Hyères (or Hyère), meanwhile, has its source at the Col des Égaux and down to the township of Saint-Jean-de-Couz. At the level of Corbel valley, if the district is more forested and steepits at his southern border (with Guiers Vif), it is less at the center and at the north. At the Col des Égaux, there are more grasslands and flat surfaces. Two mountains of the Chartreuse Mountains are located on the territory of the township: Roche Veyrand (1356 m) and Thivelet (1231m). Northeast of the town is la Cluse that can reach the col de la Cluse by D45 road.
The town of Corbel (845 m), the center of the township, is located on the east side of Thivelet (or Thimelet), and is about 20 km from Chambéry, by the D45 and the D1006 roads. Between Roche Veyrand and Thivelet lies the hamlet of Les Fiolins (860m). Further north of the township are the hamlets of Les Mathés (900m) and of Les Cruz (1000 m). Morel and La Cochette subdivision are located below the mountain named La Cochette, and near the hamlets of Les Burneys and Les Perrucons. On the other side of the slope of "Le Thimelet" mountain range lies the village of Egaux, near the Col des Égaux. From the Col des Égaux, there is a continuous descent of about 5 km from the RD 45 to Saint-Jean-de-Couz. On the other hand, the southern border of the township, bounded by the Guiers Vif, is bordering with the department of Isère.
In the eighteenth century, the township experienced a huge growth of population. The population grew up from 260 inhabitants in 1755 to 555 inhabitants in 1801. The township of Corbel became part of the township of Saint-Thibaud-de-Couz during the French Revolution, and later, that of Les Échelles. In the nineteenth century, the township was relatively poor and populated (580 inhabitants in 1848). Famine often threatened Corbelains(inhabitants) because the earth only allowed to grow oats and potatoes. The main resource of the township was the common trade, including the export of timber to Les Échelles and Chambéry. From 1850, with the creation of the main road to Chambéry (D45), the township depopulated, and saw its population divided by two in less than fifty years. With these new roads, famine and poverty have gradually disappeared permanently from the township. In the twentieth century, the wealth of the township and the standard of living of the population increased progressively. In 1994 was created a small road reserved to the residents that directly connects Saint-Pierre-d'Entremont in Savoie to Corbel.
Church and trails, ovens [ clarification needed ]and fountains: Hiking on the trail to see the ovens and fountains of Corbel.
Many sports activities can be practiced in the township. Trails have been marked for tourists. You can practice cycling, climbing, horse riding, glider and kanoé in the gorges du Guiers Vif. The Fiolins hamlet is the starting point of a path that leads to a via ferrata through Roche Veyrand to get to Saint-Pierre-d'Entremont in Savoie.
Corbel is near skiing and tobogganing stations (Le Desert d'Entremont). There is also the presence of indicated snowshoes paths that connect Corbel to the winter sports resort of the Desert, but also doing a variety of loops in the township only.
In the town, some basins (fountains) cut in the stone are very famous. Indeed, in 1999, most of the basins of the township were renovated. Ovens of different hamlets are also significant and have their specificities. The walking tour "ovens and fountains" was created specially to visit most of the ovens and fountains of the township.
The Chartreuse Mountains are a mountain range in southeastern France, stretching from the city of Grenoble in the south to the Lac du Bourget in the north. They are part of the French Prealps, which continue as the Bauges to the north and the Vercors to the south.
The arrondissement of Chambéry is an arrondissement of France in the Savoie department in the Auvergne-Rhône-Alpes region. It has 151 communes. Its population is 274,839 (2016), and its area is 1,586.1 km2 (612.4 sq mi).
Saint-Pierre-de-Chartreuse is a commune in the Isère department in the Auvergne-Rhône-Alpes region in southeastern France.
Saint-Pierre-d'Entremont is a commune in the Savoie department in the Auvergne-Rhône-Alpes region in south-eastern France.
Saint-Thibaud-de-Couz is a commune of the Savoie department in the Auvergne-Rhône-Alpes region in south-eastern France.
Saint-Jean-de-Couz is a commune in the Savoie department in the Auvergne-Rhône-Alpes region in south-eastern France.
Entremont-le-Vieux is a commune in the Savoie department in the Auvergne-Rhône-Alpes region in south-eastern France.
Roche Veyrand is a mountain of Savoie, France. It lies in the Chartreuse Mountains range. It has an elevation of 1,429 metres above sea level. It lies between the townships of Corbel and Saint-Pierre-d'Entremont in Savoie.
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The Chaîne de l'Épine, in the department of Savoie in southeast France, is a 20-kilometre (12 mi) long ridge of the Jura Mountains that runs north–south along the east side of the Lac d'Aiguebelette, from the Col de l'Épine west of Chambéry as far as the western edge of the Chartreuse Mountains, near the commune of Les Échelles. To the north, the ridge becomes the Mont du Chat ridge along the western shore of the Lac du Bourget. At the southern end, the ridge terminates at the Guiers River.
The Col de Couz is a pass located near the village of Saint-Jean-de-Couz, peaking at 624 m above sea level. It is located at equal distances from the ends of the valley of Couz. It connects Chambéry north-east to Les Echelles southwest side. It is crossed by the departmental road 1006. Mount Beauvoir is located west of the Col de Couz.
La Cochette is a mountain of the Chartreuse Mountains culminating at 1618 m above sea level and located at the edge of Corbel, of Saint-Jean-de-Couz and of Entremont-le-Vieux in Savoie.
The Col du Grapillon is a mountain pass located 1,509 metres (4,951 ft) above sea level in the Chartreuse Mountains between La Cochette to the south, and Mont Outheran to the north
The Roc de Gleisin is a Massif de la Chartreuse mountain located between Entremont-le-Vieux and Saint-Pierre-d'Entremont in Savoie districts. Rock bars on its western side also delimit the territory of Corbel district. The summit is 1,434 metres (4,705 ft) above sea level. The mountain is most composed of limestone.
The Gorges du Guiers Vif is a canyon located in Isère and Savoie between the towns of Corbel and Saint-Christophe-sur-Guiers, and having as tributary the Guiers Vif.
The Col de la Cluse is a mountain pass located 1,169 m above sea level in the Chartreuse Mountains. It connects Le Désert d'Entremont to Corbel. The main road of the pass is the D45.
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