Vercors is a charming area of France that opens the doors of rest and tranquillity, and where you can enjoy different activities that will allow you to get to know the territory in a very enjoyable way.
The Vercors is an impressive natural area with a multitude of protected spaces as well as some animal species that you will be able to observe if you decide to go hiking in the area, as it has almost 3,000 kilometres of trails that will make you enjoy a charming walk or bike ride.
For sports lovers, it is, as we have said, one of the best areas to travel to, and if you like snow sports, you will also find a multitude of spaces to practise them here: up to 1,000 kilometres of cross-country ski trails. Shocked much?
We're going to show you some of the reasons why you should visit the Vercors on your next trip.
The first reason is because you will be able to see a real natural stone fortress that separates two different departments: Drome and Isère. A vast expanse of stone at an altitude of more than 2,000 metres, where gorges, chasms and caves meet between the valleys and forests.
The second reason is because you will find here one of the areas with the most history in France, as it acquired great importance during the Second World War. As a result from the region’s impact during this period you will find several places of interest, such as the Memorial and Museum of the Vercors Resistance, in Chay and Vassieux, as well as the Cour des Fusiliés in La Chapelle-en-Vercors. Three important spots that will tell you about the history of this region.
The third reason is because you will have a great time while enjoying the Vercors Regional Natural Park by doing numerous activities such as climbing, canyoning or caving. Activities where you can get your adrenaline pumping in the company of nature. But if you prefer something more relaxed, there are numerous routes for walking or cycling, which are perfectly signposted.
The fourth reason is for its villages, where you can enjoy the views, tradition and typical architecture to the fullest.
One of the first to visit is La Chapelle-en-Vercors, located in the heart of the region and with a population of just over 800 inhabitants who are good connoisseurs of their gastronomy in which cheeses stand out, including Bleu du Vercors Sassenage, which has a Designation of Origin and with which several traditional pasta dishes are prepared.
Pont-en-Royans is another place to stop. It is surrounded by nature, with houses that seem to plunge into the water of the Bourne River that will make you surrender to their views. The old hanging houses have pleasant colours on their facades that make this village a charming tourist destination.
As you can see, a visit to this village can be a very complete plan in which nature, tradition and gastronomy are mixed in a very pleasant combination.
Welcome to the Vercors, one of the most magical regions in France!