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The village seen from the aerial tramway
The village seen from the aerial tramway
Vaujany is located in France
Coordinates: 45°09′31″N 6°04′39″E / 45.1586°N 6.0775°E / 45.1586; 6.0775Coordinates: 45°09′31″N 6°04′39″E / 45.1586°N 6.0775°E / 45.1586; 6.0775
Country France
Region Rhône-Alpes
Department Isère
Arrondissement Grenoble
Canton Le Bourg-d'Oisans
Intercommunality Divers syndicats intercommunaux
 • Mayor (2008–2014) Yves Genevois
Area1 64.5 km2 (24.9 sq mi)
Population (1999)2 311
 • Density 4.8/km2 (12/sq mi)
INSEE/Postal code 38527 / 38114
Elevation 752–3,464 m (2,467–11,365 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.

Vaujany is a commune in the canton of Bourg d'Oisans, in the Isère department in south-eastern France.


The hydro-electric dams of Grand'Maison (completed 1985) and Verney pay Vaujany annual rents of just over 3 million euros. This money has enabled the commune to fund the continuing development of leisure facilities. Vaujany is linked by a cable car and a gondola lift to the Alpe d'Huez ski area. This allows Vaujany to benefit from winter sports tourism and summer mountain tourism. Whilst it is not quite possible to ski "to the doorstep", two runs drop down into the valley from the ski area above and a short connecting lift from each takes skiers to the village.

Grande Boucle Féminine stage finishes[edit]

Vaujany has been a frequent mountain-top finish in the Grande Boucle Féminine bicycle race (the equivalent of the Tour de France for female riders). It has been used on 13 occasions - every consecutive year from 1992 to 2003 inclusive, and again in 2005.

Year Stage Start of stage Distance Stage winner
2005 6 Allemond 6.5 km Switzerland Priska Doppman
2003 5 L'Argentière-La-Bessée 108.5 km Italy Fabiana Luperini
2002 8 Courchevel 113.6 km Russia Valentina Polkhanova
2001 13 Guillestre 135.5 km Italy Fabiana Luperini
2000 10 Lans-en-Vercors 76.5 km France Séverine Desbouys
1999 9 La-Chapelle-en-Vercors 129.8 km Russia Valentina Polkhanova
1998 9 Gap 120 km Italy Fabiana Luperini
1997 5 Valloire 86 km Italy Fabiana Luperini
1996 10 Guillestre 125 km Italy Fabiana Luperini
1995 4 Albertville 114.7 km Italy Fabiana Luperini
1994 11 Lithuania Rasa Polikeviciute
1993 11 Le Fontanil Cornillon 77.8 km United Kingdom Marie Purvis
1992 8 Serre Chevallier 70.4 km France Cécile Odin

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