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Coat of arms of Villard-de-Lans
Coat of arms
Villard-de-Lans is located in France
Country France
Region Rhône-Alpes
Department Isère
Arrondissement Grenoble
Canton Villard-de-Lans
Intercommunality Massif du Vercors
 • Mayor (2014–2020) Chantal Carlioz
Area1 67.20 km2 (25.95 sq mi)
Population (2012)2 4,051
 • Density 60/km2 (160/sq mi)
INSEE/Postal code 38548 / 38250
Elevation 720–2,286 m (2,362–7,500 ft)

1 French Land Register data, which excludes lakes, ponds, glaciers > 1 km² (0.386 sq mi or 247 acres) and river estuaries.

2 Population without double counting: residents of multiple communes (e.g., students and military personnel) only counted once.
Villard from Clos du Four

Villard-de-Lans is a commune in the Isère department in southeastern France.

The town is a centre for skiing in winter and hiking and hot air ballooning in other seasons.


  • Population 1
  • 1968 Winter Olympics 2
  • International relations 3
    • Twin towns — Sister cities 3.1
  • See also 4
  • References 5
  • External links 6


1968 Winter Olympics

At the 1968 Winter Olympics held in neighbouring Grenoble, it played host to the luge events.[1] Costing FRF 3,190,000 to complete, the Olympic luge track was completed using 1,400 cubic metres of earthwork and 1,800 cubic metres of reinforced concrete.[1] The facility had three start houses, 132 lighting posts, telephone circuitry, 40 loudspeakers, and a signalling system for the competitors.[1]

Physical statistics[1]
Sport Length (meters) Turns Vertical drop (start to finish) Average grade (%)
Luge - men's singles 1000 11 110 11

No turn names are given for the track. Data from the women's singles or men's doubles also not given.

International relations

Twin towns — Sister cities

Villard-de-Lans is twinned with:

See also


  • INSEE statistics
  1. ^ a b c d 1968 Winter Olympics official report. pp. 102-104. (English) & (French) - accessed February 27, 2008.

External links

  • Official site (Citizens' Portal)
  • Town tourism site
  • Photographs

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