Le Bourg-d'Oisans

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Le Bourg-d'Oisans
Coat of arms of Le Bourg-d'Oisans
Le Bourg-d'Oisans (France)
Le Bourg-d'Oisans
region Auvergne-Rhône-Alpes
Department Isère
Arrondissement Grenoble
Canton Oisans Romanche
Community association Oisans
Coordinates 45 ° 3 '  N , 6 ° 2'  E Coordinates: 45 ° 3 '  N , 6 ° 2'  E
height 701-3,121 m
surface 35.75 km 2
Residents 3,278 (January 1, 2017)
Population density 92 inhabitants / km 2
Post Code 38520
INSEE code
Website www.bourgdoisans.fr

Center of Le Bourg-d'Oisans

Le Bourg-d'Oisans is a commune in the Isère in the region Auvergne Rhône-Alpes . The population is 3278 (as of January 1, 2017), the area 35.75 km². The residents are called Bourcats or Bourcates .


The capital of the Oisans region lies in the Romanche valley in the middle of the Dauphiné Alps , on the main road from Grenoble to Briançon . In the north is the Col de la Croix de Fer in the Grandes Rousses massif , in the southeast the Écrins National Park with Lake Lauvitel in the Mont-Pelvoux mountains.


In 1191, after a landslide in the Romanche valley, a natural reservoir, the Lac de Saint-Laurent, was created . In 1219 the earth dam broke and caused a great tidal wave in the valley, which caused severe damage in the city of Grenoble .

Today's Le Bourg d'Oisans is located in the former lake basin.

Population development

year 1962 1968 1975 1982 1990 1999 2009
Residents 2,189 2,280 2,448 3,027 2,911 2,984 3,381


Well-known winter sports resorts such as L'Alpe d'Huez and Les Deux Alpes are in the immediate vicinity of Le Bourg-d'Oisans .

The place became internationally known through the Tour de France . After passing the village and the bridge over the Romanche, the 13.8 kilometer ascent to L'Alpe d'Huez begins. The day after reaching the mountain there, Le Bourg-d'Oisans is usually the starting point for the next stage. Between 1950 and 2006 a stage of the tour started 19 times from here.


Le Bourg-d'Oisans is the birthplace of ski racer Fabienne Serrat (* 1956).

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