|surface||44.75 km 2|
|Residents||971 (January 1, 2017)|
|Population density||22 inhabitants / km 2|
Allemond is a small mountain village in the heart of Osians in the valley of the Eau d'Olle river , at the foot of the Belledonne massif. It is located around 20 km east of Saint-Martin-d'Hères and 30 km south of Pontcharra . The municipality can be reached from the south by the D526 road. The road continues north through the village along the eastern boundary of the parish and then turns west. The community is located on high mountains with forests on gentle slopes.
The first buildings in the place were built in the Middle Ages. Until the 1960s, people's life was very simple. They were mainly farmers and shepherds. There was mining in the place under Louis XIII and Louis XIV. There were also royal foundries that processed ore from the mines. Mainly silver, lead and copper were processed. The "Les Tilleuls" hotel (closed today) was also part of the foundry. The hotel has a walnut staircase and was bought in 1920 by the city's former mayor. His two daughters Marguerite and Raymonde Giroutru, local figures, owned it for a long time. It is said that Napoleon III stayed at the hotel. In the late 1970s, the Grand Maison Damm project was started. It was an economic godsend for the community and the entire region. The project lasted ten years and employed hundreds of workers. The community invests in tourism and winter sports equipment, which should guarantee enough jobs in the future. Today the community lives almost exclusively from summer and winter tourism.
- 1800: 1.169
- 1851: 1,555
- 1901: 1.102
- 1954: 587
- 1999: 765
- 2009: 877
- Saint-Nizier church
- Baton Chapel
- Old Mill
- Aiguille de l'Eau d'Olle , a 30 meter high climbing wall - the highest in Europe