The Lautaret Garden
The Lautaret Garden is a hundred year old gem presenting a concentration of plants from mountains all over the world, with a view of the glaciers of la Meije. Without doubt one the most beautiful Alpine botanical gardens of Europe!
From America to Asia, from Europe to Africa, South America... to the Poles. You will discover more than 2000 varieties that like the rough alpine climate, in a maze of recreated environments that change every year. Far from a classic botanical garden, this is a world tour in 80 minutes !
The Lautaret Garden is also a research station run by the CNRS and Grenoble Alpes University. Every year it welcomes tens of research teams from all over the world. These scientists come to study the consequences of climate change, agriculture and tourism. The « Discovery and Science » Route in the garden will tell you more about this. There is also and interpretation area in the Galerie de l’Alpe.
Guided tours are also included in the entry price:
- Daily in July and August at 10:30, 14:30 and 16h.
- Booking required for groups.
- Possibility of visits in June and September, by appointment at +33 (0)4 92 24 41 62
Shop : books, botanical illustrations, posters, postcards and plants (from early July to mid-August).
From 05/06 to 05/09, daily between 10 am and 6 pm.
Every year, from the first weekend of June to the first weekend of September.
04 76 79 91 09
04 76 79 94 65
La Grave la Meije's cable car
The cable car takes you to the Ruillans Pass at 3211m and to the Girose Glacier. You will contemplate a grandiose panorama: at your feet glaciers and crevasses, near the Meije (3983m) and in the distance from the peaks as far as the eye can see from Vercors to Mont Blanc.
04 92 40 20 10
Lautaret pass - Natural Reserve of Combeynot
The Lautaret pass is the crossing point between the Romanche Valley and the Guisane Valley. It is also one of the lowest points on the ridge line separating the Northern Alps and the Southern Alps.