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== History ==
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'''Isère''' is a department in the [[Rhône-Alpes]] region of [[France]].
  
Isère is one of the original 83 departments created during the [[French Revolution]] on [[March 4]], [[1790]]. It was created from part of the [[province of France|former province]] of [[Dauphiné]]. Its area has been reduced twice, in [[1852]] and again in 1967.
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==Cities==
  
Isère was also the name of the French ship which delivered the 214 boxes holding the [[Statue of Liberty]].
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*[[Grenoble]]
  
== Geography ==
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==Other destinations==
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* [[Chartreuse]]
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* [[Les Deux Alpes]]
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* [[L'Alpe d'Huez]]
  
Isère is part of the current region of [[Rhône-Alpes]] and is surrounded by the department of [[Rhône (department)|Rhône]], [[Ain]], [[Savoie]], [[Hautes-Alpes]], [[Drôme]], [[Ardèche]], and [[Loire]].
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==Understand==
  
Isère includes a part of the French [[Alps]]. The highest point in the department is the summit of [[La Meije]] at 3,987 meters. The [[Vercors Plateau]] dominates the west of the department.
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===History===
  
== Demographics ==
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Isère is one of the original 83 departments created during the French Revolution. It was created from part of the former province of Dauphiné.
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==People==
  
 
Inhabitants of the department are called ''Isérois''.
 
Inhabitants of the department are called ''Isérois''.
  
== Culture ==
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===Geography===
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Isère is part of the current region of [[Rhône-Alpes]] and is surrounded by the department of [[Rhône (department)|Rhône]], [[Ain]], [[Savoie]], [[Hautes-Alpes]], [[Drôme]], [[Ardèche]], and [[Loire]].
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Isère includes a part of the French Alps. The highest point in the department is the summit of La Meije at 3,987 meters. The Vercors Plateau dominates the west of the department.
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==Talk==
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==Get in==
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* Grenoble Isère International Airport [http://www.grenoble-airport.com/-GENERAL-PUBLIC-AREA-.html]
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==Get around==
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==See==
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The [[Grande Chartreuse]] is the mother abbey of the Carthusian order.  It is located near [[Voiron]] 14 miles north of [[Grenoble]] and can be visited. Monks at the abbey distil a beverage rich in alcohol called "the chartreuse" and made of several hundred of plants picked in the mountain.
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===Itineraries===
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==Do==
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* many '''ski''' resorts, including the [[Alpe d'Huez]] and [[Les Deux Alpes]]
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* the '''Coupe Icare''', an annual '''festival of free flight''', such as paragliding and hang-gliding, held at the world-renowned paragliding site at [[Lumbin]] in early autumn.
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==Eat==
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Isère produces the following cheeses:  Bleu du Vercours-Sassenage and Saint-Marcellin.
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==Drink==
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==Stay safe==
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* ''' Chalet in Les Deux Alpes''', [http://www.ecrinslodge.com.com]. Ecrins Lodge is a stunning chalet next to Les Deux Alpes, with fantastic hospitality and a hot tub!
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==Get out==
  
The [[Grande Chartreuse]] is the mother abbey of the [[Carthusian]] order.  It is located 14 miles north of Grenoble.
 
  
As early as the [[13th century]], residents of the north and central parts of Isère spoke a dialect of the [[Franco-Provençal language]] called [[Dauphinois]]. It continued to be spoken in rural areas of Isère into the [[20th century]].
 
  
==Tourism==
 
  
Isère features many [[ski resort]]s, including the [[Alpe d'Huez]] and [[Les Deux Alpes]]. It also hosts [[Coupe Icare]], an annual festival of free flight, such as [[paragliding]] and [[hang-gliding]], held at the world-renowned paragliding site at [[Lumbin]].
 
  
==Miscellaneous Topics==
 
  
Isère produces the following cheeses:  [[Bleu du Vercours-Sassenage]], an [[Appellation d'Origine Contrôlée]] cheese, and [[Saint-Marcellin]].
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{{IsPartOf|Rhône-Alpes}}
  
==See also==
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[[fr:Isère]]
*[[Grenoble]] - Capital
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*[[Arpitan language]] (also known as [[Franco-Provençal language]])
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*[[Cantons of the Isère department]]
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*[[Communes of the Isère department]]
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*[[Arrondissements of the Isère department]]
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*[[French language]]
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==External links==
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{{outline}}
* {{fr}} [http://www.cg38.fr General Council website]
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{{regionguide}}
* {{fr}} [http://www.grenoble.aeroport.fr/ Grenoble-Isère Airport]
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* {{fr}} [http://www.isere.pref.gouv.fr/ Prefecture website]
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* {{fr}} [http://www.newadvent.org/cathen/03636a.htm Encylopedia article about the Grande Chartreuse]
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Latest revision as of 09:06, 15 October 2011

Isère is a department in the Rhône-Alpes region of France.

Cities[edit]

Other destinations[edit]

Understand[edit]

History[edit]

Isère is one of the original 83 departments created during the French Revolution. It was created from part of the former province of Dauphiné.

People[edit]

Inhabitants of the department are called Isérois.

Geography[edit]

Isère is part of the current region of Rhône-Alpes and is surrounded by the department of Rhône, Ain, Savoie, Hautes-Alpes, Drôme, Ardèche, and Loire.

Isère includes a part of the French Alps. The highest point in the department is the summit of La Meije at 3,987 meters. The Vercors Plateau dominates the west of the department.

Talk[edit]

Get in[edit]

  • Grenoble Isère International Airport [1]

Get around[edit]

See[edit][add listing]

The Grande Chartreuse is the mother abbey of the Carthusian order. It is located near Voiron 14 miles north of Grenoble and can be visited. Monks at the abbey distil a beverage rich in alcohol called "the chartreuse" and made of several hundred of plants picked in the mountain.

Itineraries[edit]

Do[edit][add listing]

  • many ski resorts, including the Alpe d'Huez and Les Deux Alpes
  • the Coupe Icare, an annual festival of free flight, such as paragliding and hang-gliding, held at the world-renowned paragliding site at Lumbin in early autumn.

Eat[edit][add listing]

Isère produces the following cheeses: Bleu du Vercours-Sassenage and Saint-Marcellin.

Drink[edit][add listing]

Stay safe[edit]

  • Chalet in Les Deux Alpes, [2]. Ecrins Lodge is a stunning chalet next to Les Deux Alpes, with fantastic hospitality and a hot tub!

Get out[edit]


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