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Allemond (France)
region Auvergne-Rhône-Alpes
Department Isère
Arrondissement Grenoble
Canton Oisans Romanche
Community association Oisans
Coordinates 45 ° 8 ′  N , 6 ° 2 ′  E Coordinates: 45 ° 8 ′  N , 6 ° 2 ′  E
height 702-2,969 m
surface 44.75 km 2
Residents 971 (January 1, 2017)
Population density 22 inhabitants / km 2
Post Code 38114
INSEE code


Allemond is a French commune in the department of Isère in the region Auvergne Rhône-Alpes . The inhabitants of Allemond call themselves Allemondins .


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.


Allemond in the 18th century

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.

Population development

  • 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

Web links

Commons : Allemond  - collection of images, videos and audio files