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Quaix-en-Chartreuse (France)
region Auvergne-Rhône-Alpes
Department Isère
Arrondissement Grenoble
Canton Grenoble-2
Community association Grenoble-Alpes metropolis
Coordinates 45 ° 15 '  N , 5 ° 43'  E Coordinates: 45 ° 15 '  N , 5 ° 43'  E
height 270-1,771 m
surface 18.09 km 2
Residents 893 (January 1, 2017)
Population density 49 inhabitants / km 2
Post Code 38950
INSEE code

View of Quaix-en-Chartreuse

Quaix-en-Chartreuse is a French village with 893 inhabitants (as of January 1 2017) in the department of Isère in the region Auvergne Rhône-Alpes . It belongs to the Arrondissement of Grenoble and to the Grenoble-Alpes-Métropole municipal association founded in 2014 .

The suffix -en-Chartreuse was established in 1968.


View over Quaix-en-Chartreuse to the 1771 m hphen summit La Pinéa

Quaix-en-Chartreuse is located eight kilometers north of Grenoble on the southern slope of the Chartreuse massif within the Chartreuse Regional Nature Park . The highest point in the municipality is the summit La Pinéa ( 1771  m ) in the extreme north. Other elevations in the wooded, mountainous north of the municipality are L'Écotoux ( 1406  m ) and Aiguille de Quaix ( 1143  m ). Quaix-en-Chartreuse is surrounded by the neighboring communities of Sarcenas in the northeast, Le Sappey-en-Chartreuse in the east, Corenc and La Tronche in the southeast, Saint-Martin-le-Vinoux in the south, Saint-Égrève in the southwest and Proveysieux in the west and Northwest.

Population development

year 1962 1968 1975 1982 1990 1999 2008 2016
Residents 243 306 268 415 608 740 904 900
Sources: Cassini and INSEE


  • Romanesque church of Saint-Jean-Baptiste from the 12th century
  • Castle in the district of Le Château from the 11th century
  • Vence Castle
  • several wells
  • Battery du Néron, remains of a fort
Tower of the Saint-Jean-Baptiste church

Economy and Infrastructure

There are 17 farms in the municipality of Quaix-en-Chartreuse (growing cereals, breeding horses, cattle, pigs, goats and sheep).

The municipality of Quaix-en-Chartreuse is connected by the main road D67 with the municipality of La Tronche , a suburb of Grenoble , five kilometers away . Grenoble is an important transport hub in southeast France. The Saint-Égrève-Saint-Robert train station, four kilometers away, is on the Lyon – Marseille railway line .

supporting documents

  1. ↑ toponym on cassini.ehess.fr
  2. Quaix-en-Chartreuse on cassini.ehess.fr
  3. Quaix-en-Chartreuse on insee.fr
  4. ↑ Farms on annuaire-mairie.fr (French)

Web links

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