View of Entremont-le-Vieux behind the Mont Granier
|Intercommunality||Communauté de communes Cœur de Chartreuse|
|• Mayor (2014–2020)||Jean-Paul Claret|
|33.01 km2 (12.75 sq mi)|
|• Density||20/km2 (52/sq mi)|
|Time zone||UTC+01:00 (CET)|
|• Summer (DST)||UTC+02:00 (CEST)|
|Elevation||755–1,934 m (2,477–6,345 ft)|
|1 French Land Register data, which excludes lakes, ponds, glaciers > 1 km2 (0.386 sq mi or 247 acres) and river estuaries.|
Entremont-le-Vieux is a commune in the Savoie department in the Auvergne-Rhône-Alpes region in south-eastern France.
The commune is a level of administrative division in the French Republic. French communes are analogous to civil townships and incorporated municipalities in the United States and Canada, Gemeinden in Germany, comuni in Italy or ayuntamiento in Spain. The United Kingdom has no exact equivalent, as communes resemble districts in urban areas, but are closer to parishes in rural areas where districts are much larger. Communes are based on historical geographic communities or villages and are vested with significant powers to manage the populations and land of the geographic area covered. The communes are the fourth-level administrative divisions of France.
Savoie is a department in the Auvergne-Rhône-Alpes region of France. Its prefecture is Chambéry; it is located in the French Alps. In 2016, it had a population of 429,681.
In the administrative divisions of France, the department is one of the three levels of government below the national level, between the administrative regions and the commune. Ninety-six departments are in metropolitan France, and five are overseas departments, which are also classified as regions. Departments are further subdivided into 334 arrondissements, themselves divided into cantons; the last two have no autonomy, and are used for the organisation of police, fire departments, and sometimes, elections.
Entremont-le-Vieux is a landlocked village close to many water streams and winter sports resorts (including Le Désert d'Entremont). It is mainly the Cozon river and its tributaries that flow into the valley that have shaped the landscape. One of the main features of the town is the dispersion of a set of houses in 26 villages. The main passes located in the town are the col de la Cluse, the col du Cucheron southwest and the col du Mollard northwest.
Le Desert d'Entremont is a winter sports resort in the commune of Entremont-le-Vieux located in the Chartreuse Mountains. It lies between the villages of Entremont-le-Vieux and Corbel.
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.
The Col du Cucheron, culminating at 1139 m above sea level, is one of the points of the long depression of the "three passes" of the Chartreuse massif linking Saint-Pierre-de-Chartreuse south to Saint-Pierre d'Entremont north.
Neighboring communes of Entremont-le-Vieux are Saint-Pierre d'Entremont in Savoie, Sainte-Marie-du-Mont, Saint-Jean-de-Couz and Corbel.
Saint-Pierre-d'Entremont is a commune in the Savoie department in the Auvergne-Rhône-Alpes region in south-eastern France.
Sainte-Marie-du-Mont, Isère is a commune in the Isère department in southeastern France.
Saint-Jean-de-Couz is a commune in the Savoie department in the Auvergne-Rhône-Alpes region in south-eastern France.
The parish of Notre-Dame d'Epernay is the lordship of the Entremonts valley.
The church of Entremont-le-Vieux, Notre-Dame d'Epernay, was rebuilt in the mid-19th century to its present location, sufficiently large to accommodate the 1,800 people of this time. A fire destroyed the building in 1653. the place was renovated in 1844. Ravaged partly in 1995, the tower and the bells (which dated from 1654) have been completely redone.
In 1934, was built at Entremont-le-Vieux the renowned Fruitière des Entremonts (for milk, cheese and local products).
In 1988, was discovered inside a cave on the slopes of the Massif du Granier, one of the most important archaeological sites of cave bears. This discovery has led to an extensive research on the existence of these animals in the valley.
Mont Granier (1,933m) is a limestone mountain located between the départements of Savoie and Isère in France. It lies in the Chartreuse Mountains range of the French Prealps between the towns of Chapareillan and Entremont-le-Vieux. Its east face overlooks the valley of Grésivaudan and Combe de Savoie, and the north face overlooks Chambéry. At 900 meters tall, Mont Granier has one of the highest cliffs in France.
Entremont-le-Vieux was formerly called Epernay. This name was retained to designate the village, even today, for many inhabitants of the town.
Each year at the end of August, takes place at Entremont-le-Vieux a peasants and artisans party. We notice at this festivity the presence of many artisans of the Entremonts valley district. The festival usually takes place during a single day, often on a Sunday.
Sunday is the day of the week between Saturday and Monday. Sunday is a day of rest in most Western countries, as a part of the weekend and weeknight.
Isère is a department in the Auvergne-Rhône-Alpes region in eastern France named after the river Isère.
The Chartreuse Mountains is a mountain range in southeastern France, stretching from the city of Grenoble in the south to the Lac du Bourget in the north. It is part of the French Prealps, which continue as the Bauges to the north and the Vercors to the south.
Chambéry is a city in the department of Savoie, located in the Auvergne-Rhône-Alpes region in eastern France.
Villeneuve-lès-Avignon is a commune in the Gard department in southern France. It can also be spelled Villeneuve-lez-Avignon.
The arrondissement of Grenoble is an arrondissement of France in the Isère department in the Auvergne-Rhône-Alpes region. Since the January 2017 reorganization of the arrondissements of Isère, it has 263 communes.
Grenoble-Alpes Métropole is the métropole, an intercommunal structure, centred on the city of Grenoble. It is located in the Isère department, in the Auvergne-Rhône-Alpes region, eastern France. It was created in January 2015, replacing the previous Communauté d'agglomération de Grenoble. Its population was 451,752 in 2014, of which 163,625 in Grenoble proper.
Aspremont is a commune in the Alpes-Maritimes department in the Provence-Alpes-Côte d'Azur region of south-eastern France.
Corbel is a commune in the Savoie department in the Auvergne-Rhône-Alpes region in south-eastern France. It borders the department of Isère.
Saint-Thibaud-de-Couz is a commune of the Savoie department in the Auvergne-Rhône-Alpes region in south-eastern France.
Le Reposoir is a commune in the Haute-Savoie department in the Auvergne-Rhône-Alpes region in south-eastern France.
Mont Joigny is a mountain in the Chartreuse Mountains in Savoie, France. It lies west of the Col du Granier and north of Entremont-le-Vieux.
Col du Granier is a mountain pass in the Alps in the department of Savoie in France which crosses the Chartreuse Mountains to connect the villages of Entremont-le-Vieux (south), Apremont (north) and Chapareillan (east). It has been traversed several times by the Tour de France cycle race, including on Stage 12 of the 2012 race. It is situated between Mont Granier (south-east) and Mont Joigny (north-west).
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 Sommet du Pinet is a Chartreuse mountain situated at the south of the mont Granier, culminating at 1,867 m above sea level.
Communauté de communes Cœur de Chartreuse is a French intercommunality composed of 17 communes, situated in the departments of Isère and Savoie in the Auvergne-Rhône-Alpes region. It was founded on January 1, 2014.
The Réserve naturelle nationale des Hauts de Chartreuse (RNN136) is a national nature reserve located in Rhône-Alpes in the Chartreuse mountains. Classified in 1997, it covers 4,450 hectares and forms a vast rocky tray bordered by cliffs which has mountain and subalpine environments.
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