10 Things to Do in Villard-de-Lans That You Shouldn't Miss

September 7, 2017 Augustus Redeker

Villard-de-Lans in France, from Europe region, is best know for Other Outdoor Activities. Discover best things to do in Villard-de-Lans with beautiful photos and great reviews from traveller around the world here!
Restaurants in Villard-de-Lans

1. La Colline de Bains

Avenue des Bains, 38250 Villard-de-Lans, France +33 4 76 56 97 29
Excellent
33%
Good
59%
Satisfactory
4%
Poor
1%
Terrible
3%
Overall Ratings

4 based on 63 reviews

La Colline de Bains

Reviewed By Fred G - Bonnelles

Très bon moment pour les enfants. Choix entre plusieurs luges. Site accessible en bus ou a pied depuis le centre de villards de lans. Si vous skiez, pensez à prendre vos ski pass pour éviter de payer un supplément

2. Station Autrans Meaudre

38112 Meaudre, France +33 4 76 95 20 68
Excellent
46%
Good
51%
Satisfactory
3%
Poor
0%
Terrible
0%
Overall Ratings

4.5 based on 56 reviews

Station Autrans Meaudre

Autrans-Meaudre is a resort village at the same time alpine and Scandinavian, here we practise all the glides! In Alpine skiing, the resort is the ideal place to begin and progress and take advantage of the glide in family. In Scandinavian, it is about one of the best domains in Europe whether it is for the cross-country skiing and the snowshoe with snow. At the end of the day,find our warm town.

Reviewed By Munyroth C - Toulouse, France

Yeah, it's kind of good place to visit in Grenoble .There are restaurants, rental ski shops and the services are good. I have paid for a ski tutor service ( around 125 euros for two hours). He offers many comfort lessons and perfect service. It's my first time practicing ski and i love it.

3. La Chevrerie des Cabrioles

Le Bru, 38250 Correncon-en-Vercors, France +33 4 76 95 86 50
Excellent
73%
Good
23%
Satisfactory
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Poor
4%
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Overall Ratings

4.5 based on 21 reviews

La Chevrerie des Cabrioles

Reviewed By Neugiernase - Rheinland-Pfalz

Im netten Hofladen wird ausgezeichneter Ziegenkäse verkauft. Die Ziegen können -auch im Stall- aus nächster Nähe betrachtet werden - für Kinder eine Attraktion. Man kann zu bestimmten Zeiten auch beim Melken zusehen.

4. La Magie des Automates

785 Chemin des Fusilles, 38250 Lans-en-Vercors, France +33 4 76 95 40 14
Excellent
32%
Good
51%
Satisfactory
14%
Poor
2%
Terrible
1%
Overall Ratings

4 based on 102 reviews

La Magie des Automates

A great enchanting attraction for adults and children ! 350 automatons are on display.

Reviewed By KBook7 - Lyon, France

Went there as grandmums wanted to bring grandchildren there, it felt kitsch-y at first and I was sort of regretting it, but we had a coupon for a discount and the price was ok, and I saw there were special rates for adult plus kids offers so I guess not too bad for families. The fun bit was at the entrance: all the children were given a wand each, to wave at different points of the visit to "wake up" the toys. I think that was the best bit, even ten year old got in the game with that. The place is actually quite big, liked the idea of the outdoor garden, so we were not stuck indoors the whole time, there were lots of umbrellas to borrow at the garden entrance and in the end it didn't rain so we didn't need them. If you get into the spirit of things, it can be quite fun, lots of antique-y toys and artifacts and posters and "oh I used to play with that" stuff around for the adults to point out to the kids. A bit early for Christmas but there is a Santa village/section bit which made my kids sing jingle bells for a week after. My favourite is the Provence village section, with all the different bits of village life animated (the baker, the blacksmith, the farmer, the lavender lady, the market etc), that was really nice. There was a little attempt to explain how automates work, I wish they had done more about that for the adults, but then younger kids weren't too keen to know how it works, it only interests the older kids, who were probably dragged there by younger siblings anyway. Kids under 7 would have a blast I think, waving wands and waking toys up, looking at the circus and jungle and toy trains and cars and all sorts. Thought we would stay only an hour and ended up loitering there for two hours, the kids had fun and the adults were not bored, so that's quite good I think!

5. Grotte de Choranche

Pont En Royans, 38680 Choranche, France +33 4 76 36 09 88
Excellent
61%
Good
33%
Satisfactory
4%
Poor
1%
Terrible
1%
Overall Ratings

4.5 based on 466 reviews

Grotte de Choranche

In the heart of the Vercors region, explore this cave hidden within the magnificent Cirque of Choranche. Let yourself drift... The waters of the underground lakes and rivers flood the crystal whiteness of the rock formations with Emerald green reflections. The stalactites, called straws are the great sights of this cave: they are very thin, very fragile. There are thousands of them in Choranche which is a unique scene in Europe. During the tour, your eyes may catch sight of a cave dwelling animal which is a survivor from the prehistoric era: the Olm... In the Cathedral Cavern, the new Son&Lumiere is an invitation to dream : let your imagination immerse in the underground world for an amazing show... Choranche's Son & Lumiere show for each tour.

Reviewed By 1Viktor1 - Estonia

Amazing place, very interesting for all ages. Super light-musik show and very old anymals (small dragons). Perfect for all, parking close to attraction, small walk to the Grote. Interesting story and special mystical atmosphere. Nice view to the Mountains ! My very strong recommendation !

6. Parc Naturel Regional du Vercors

255 Chemin Des Fusilles | Lans en Vercors, 38250, Grenoble, France +33 4 76 94 38 26
Excellent
83%
Good
15%
Satisfactory
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Poor
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Overall Ratings

5 based on 419 reviews

Parc Naturel Regional du Vercors

Reviewed By ChrisAckermans - The Hague, The Netherlands

Trekked the plateau for a week on snow shoes. Only met other people twice. The remoteness and the beauty of the area is stunning.
- Approach the plateau from the North (Villard-de-Lans) or West if you want to avoid steep climbs, for example when traveling on ski randonne nordique / cross country skis.
- The passes on the Eastern side are steep and prone to avalanche risk. They do offer amazing views though.
- There are various open huts in the park which you can use to sleep. Don't count on anything being provided though.
- There is little to no cellphone reception in the Southern part.
- Stick to the trails in winter; there are a lot of crevasses in the ground which may be covered by snow.

7. Green E-Bike Country

105 Chemin du Bruyant | Les Volants, 38250 Saint-Nizier-du-Moucherotte, France +33 6 72 32 58 39
Excellent
97%
Good
3%
Satisfactory
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5 based on 31 reviews

Green E-Bike Country

Sport, recreation, activities, events. Bike & Ebike dealer, bike repair. Bosch, Probike, Alltricks and Radon center Service. Ebike and MTB rental enduro and downhill. Recharge battery. Brand mark Cube, Felt, Flying Cat, Head, Kona, Lapierre, Peugeot, Radon, Sev, Ti Bird. Cyclist stop. French cyclist monitor (MCF), ebike tour. Cyclist instructor guide. We are located in Vercors, in Saint-Nizier-Du-Moucherotte on "La Via Vercors", "Les routes et chemins du soleil". Via Vercors partner, GTA and GTV partner.

Reviewed By Menelwe84 - Lauris, France

Went through the Vercors Mountains riding these electric bikes, what a beautiful trip it was!
Everything went right, the renter is a very kind and competent person, always available for advices of any kind.
I deeply recommend GBC for anyone interested in discovering the surroundings with electric bikes!!

8. Canyoning Sud Est

Col de L'arzelier, 38650 Chateau-Bernard, France
Excellent
75%
Good
25%
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Overall Ratings

5 based on 4 reviews

Canyoning Sud Est

Canyoning Sud Est is a network of professional canyoning instructors. We offer you a safe and incredible experience of canyoning in the south of France with experimented instructors. Come discover our beautiful Mountains in a fun and unique way!

Reviewed By alison-ledeaut

Nous avons passé une demi journée avec Mathieu notre moniteur
Le canyon du Gours du Ray est splendide
L'eau était délicieuse
C'était notre première fois et nous le referons
Sauts jusqu'à 8m de haut, toboggan et descente en rappel
Mathieu a été super sympa !
Si vous hésitez encore : lancez vous
C'est génial !!
Merci encore

9. Lac de Monteynard

38770 Treffort, France
Excellent
63%
Good
32%
Satisfactory
4%
Poor
0%
Terrible
1%
Overall Ratings

4.5 based on 134 reviews

Lac de Monteynard

Reviewed By FordPrefectII - Metz, France

Great for hiking and biking (I ran a race here while my partner brought his bike along), with some truly astounding scenery on the summits. The himalayan footbridges were quite a special experience, although some, especially young kids, may be frightened by how it sways with a load and a strong wind blowing - I'll admit I was personally petrified.
The artificial lake is best visited in the height of summer, when jumping into the clear waters brings amazing relief. There are several water sports and rentals available in the area.
There's food and facilities in the area. Great way to spend an entire day (or weekend, or a whole week...) in summer.

10. Station des Coulmes

97 route du Mont Noir | , Presles, 38680 Rencurel, France +33 4 76 38 96 61
Excellent
75%
Good
25%
Satisfactory
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Poor
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Overall Ratings

5 based on 4 reviews

Station des Coulmes

Reviewed By Claire-Alan - Amsterdam, The Netherlands

What a fantastic discovery than this little ski station ! Only 5 ski lifts but enough pistes. Not crowed at all since no many people seem to know about it. And very cheap comparing to all stations... you can rent all the material you need (very friendly staff) for the day or half a day or lunch time only. And the ski lift pass was only 7 euros p.p. for half a day. Don't forget to go at Coeur de montagne for lunch, diner or just an afternoon sweet, see my next review. Hardly recommended then.

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