|Community association||Pays Voironnais|
|surface||28.65 km 2|
|Residents||9,293 (January 1, 2017)|
|Population density||324 inhabitants / km 2|
View of Voreppe in winter
Voreppe is a municipality in south-eastern France with 9,293 inhabitants (as of January 1, 2017). It is located in the Isère department in a central location in the Auvergne-Rhône-Alpes region , about 15 kilometers northwest of the departmental capital Grenoble .
Located in the French Alps , Voreppe is nestled between the Vercors (2,341 meters) and Chartreuse (2,087 meters) mountain ranges in the Isère valley . The municipality is partly in the Chartreuse Regional Nature Park . The local mountain range has a dry, low mountain range climate. In the wooded landscape at around 250 meters above sea level (in the largely built-up and inhabited part of the village), the seasonal temperature differences between above-average warm summers and cold winters are very high.
Tourist attractions include the old town of Voreppe with various listed buildings, the Romanesque church Église prieurale Saint-Didier or the castle Château de Sièyes .
To the east of Voreppe is the Chalais monastery .
On the outskirts of Voreppe there is the industrial zone CentrAlp on an area of about 200 hectares , which Voreppe shares with the neighboring municipality of Moirans to the northwest . In this industrial area with a total of more than 3,000 employees, branches of world-famous companies such as Thomson , Péchiney (now: Constellium ) and Allibert Sanitaire have settled.
- Website of the municipality of Voreppe (French)
- Brief introduction of Voreppe on the website of the partner community Lichtenstein with a picture of the partnership certificate