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Saint-Nizier-du-Moucherotte (France)
region Auvergne-Rhône-Alpes
Department Isère
Arrondissement Grenoble
Canton Fontaine-Vercors
Community association Massif du Vercors
Coordinates 45 ° 10 ′  N , 5 ° 38 ′  E Coordinates: 45 ° 10 ′  N , 5 ° 38 ′  E
height 863-1,897 m
surface 11.26 km 2
Residents 1,098 (January 1, 2017)
Population density 98 inhabitants / km 2
Post Code 38250
INSEE code
Church in Saint-Nizier-du-Moucherotte

Saint-Nizier-du-Moucherotte is a French commune with 1,098 inhabitants (at January 1, 2017) in the department of Isère in the region Auvergne Rhône-Alpes . It is located about seven kilometers west of Grenoble (as the crow flies) in the Vercors Mountains, on the northern slope of the 1901 m high Moucherotte . The municipality belongs to the Vercors Regional Nature Park .

The village is known as a winter sports resort, but the tourist importance has declined sharply since the closure of the cable car leading to the summit of Moucherotte in 1977. There are two short ski lifts and cross-country skiing trails with a total length of 45 km. From 1920 to 1949 a 39 km long electric tram line connected the village with Grenoble and Villard-de-Lans .

One of the two ski jumping competitions took place on the Dauphiné hill during the 1968 Winter Olympics . From 1980 to 1982 jumps were held on the hill as part of the Ski Jumping World Cup . The ski jump has been closed since 1990 and is left to decay.

Individual evidence

  1. Saint-Nizier-du-Moucherotte . Retrieved February 20, 2011.

Web links

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