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Venosc

A pretty little village linked to 2 Alpes by lifts, at 1000m elevation

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Linked to 2 Alpes by cable car, Venosc provides a peaceful valley location for either winter or summer trips. A seven minute gondola ride brings you up to the main resort of 2 Alpes. It's a quieter location for those looking to stay away from the hustle & bustle of the main resort. 

The village of Venosc sits in the Veneon valley next to the river and at the bottom of a sheer cliff under the resort of 2 Alpes. Very much a traditional Alpine village, it is now home to a community of local artisans and artists who produce everything from local honey and cheeses to silks, pottery and leatherwork.

Nearby, the local market town of Bourg d'Oisans only a 20 to 30 minute drive away can supply pretty much everything a visitor would need - decent sized supermarket, garages, car hire, vet (don't forget to get Fido wormed for the trip home) and the rest, not to mention a thriving Saturday market and numerous cafés, ideal on a sunny weekend.

Chalets in Venosc

There are a small number of chalets to rent in summer and winter in Venosc. 

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Hotels in Venosc

Venosc is small, so you hotel choices are a little limited here. 

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Things to Do in Venosc

The Veneon valley is a great base for walking, climbing and via ferrata, as well as white water rafting and kayaking. The' Aventure Park' nearby offers high wire courses, zip lines and a bungee jump.

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Sights & Attractions in Venosc

The pretty village of La Grave, notorious for its challenging off-piste terrain is about 30 minutes away by road - ride the old gondola for some of the most spectacular mountain views in the region. The ride up to Pic Blanc at Alpe d'Huez an hour away offers views of distant Mont Blanc. Further afield you can tour the Chartreus distillery at Voiron on the other side of Grenoble, visit the museum and grounds of the chateau at Vizille on the D1091, or take a ride on the old funicular railway at St Hilaire du Touvet towards Chambery.

Restaurants in Venosc

The Dolilou restaurant is a great restaurant/bar, with brilliant food and Alpine atmosphere, it has an open fire and a terrace outdoors which people use as a beer garden or café from March onwards, as its warmer down here. Also there is a Bio/orgainic creperie in Venosc village which is open winter and summer. In the summer the amazing Chateau Muzelle just across the road is open for fine food and has beautiful grounds for ice cream and Sunday lunch and dinners.

Also worth a look is the Champ du Moulin - its cheap and cheerful with burgers and tartiflette, but its a very nice little restaurant, though booking in advance is recommended - they open all year and also have outdoor drinks only terrace in the summer. It's a popular winter campsite so quite busy.

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Nightlife in Venosc

Le Bombance, Venosc's only nightspot, serves traditional local specialities in an informal village setting. You'll find everyone in town in here. Otherwise, a 20 minute drive takes you to Bourg d'Oisans, where the ladies at Chez les Filles do what could be the best pizza in the Oisans.

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