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A general view of Allemond
A general view of Allemond
Location of Allemond
Allemond is located in France
Allemond is located in Auvergne-Rhône-Alpes
Coordinates: 45°07′52″N 6°02′18″E / 45.1311°N 6.0383°E / 45.1311; 6.0383Coordinates: 45°07′52″N 6°02′18″E / 45.1311°N 6.0383°E / 45.1311; 6.0383
 • Mayor (2014-2020) Alain Ginies
45 km2 (17 sq mi)
 • Density22/km2 (56/sq mi)
Time zoneUTC+01:00 (CET)
 • Summer (DST)UTC+02:00 (CEST)
INSEE/Postal code
38005 /38114
Elevation702–2,969 m (2,303–9,741 ft)
1 French Land Register data, which excludes lakes, ponds, glaciers > 1 km2 (0.386 sq mi or 247 acres) and river estuaries.

Allemond[2] (spelled Allemont by the local council[3]) is a commune in the Isère department in the Auvergne-Rhône-Alpes region of south-eastern France.

The inhabitants of the commune are known as Allemondins or Allemondines[4]


Allemond is a small mountain village in the heart of the Oisans in the valley of the Eau d'Olle, at the foot of the Belledonne mountains in the Grandes Rousses basin. It is located some 20 km east of Saint-Martin-d'Hères and 30 km south of Pontcharra. Access to the commune is by the D526 road from the south which passes through the village then continues north along the eastern border of the commune before turning west. The commune consists of high mountains with forests on the lower slopes.[5]

Localities and hamlets in the commune[edit]

  • La traverse (1300 m high)
  • Le clot
  • La rivoire
  • La combe
  • Le Mas des Croze
  • Le village
  • Les grands champs
  • La ville
  • La fondrie
  • La pernière haute et basse
  • Pissevache
  • Farnier
  • Champeau
  • Le villaret
  • La drayrie
  • Baton (700 m high)
  • Coteysard
  • Le Mollard
  • Le Rivier
  • L'eau Dolle
  • Les 4 saisons

Neighbouring communes and villages[5][edit]


The first buildings were built in the town in the Middle Ages.

Allemond Royal Foundry (18th century)

Until the 1960s the life of the people was very simple: they were mainly farmers and herders.

The city also had mining activity under Louis XIII and Louis XIV. It housed the Royal foundries in which ore from mines in the town - mainly silver, lead, and copper - were melted down. Part of the buildings from the former royal foundry long housed the hotel called "Les Tilleuls" (now closed). This hotel with its beautiful walnut staircase was bought in 1920 by a former mayor of the town (for 40 years). His two daughters, Marguerite and Raymonde Giroutru, local personalities, then controlled the propertry for a long time. It was said that Napoleon III stayed at the hotel.

In the late 1970s, the Grand Maison Dam project was launched, it was an economic windfall for the commune and the whole region. The project lasted 10 years and brought in hundreds of workers.

The communes involved were able to invest in tourism and winter sports equipment so ensuring their future once the work was finished.

Today the commune lives completely on tourism both in summer and winter.


List of Successive Mayors[6]

From To Name Party Position
1989 2001 Michel Roche SE
2001 2020 Alain Ginies SE

(Not all data is known)


In 2009, the commune had 877 inhabitants. The evolution of the number of inhabitants is known through the population censuses conducted in the commune since 1793. From the 21st century, a census of communes with fewer than 10,000 inhabitants is held every five years, unlike larger towns that have a sample survey every year.[Note 1]

Population change (See database)
1793 1800 1806 1821 1831 1836 1841 1846 1851
1,012 1,169 1,184 1,017 1,275 1,353 1,546 1,527 1,555
1856 1861 1866 1872 1876 1881 1886 1891 1896
1,346 1,225 1,216 1,240 1,188 1,245 1,254 1,189 1,113
1901 1906 1911 1921 1926 1931 1936 1946 1954
1,102 1,146 970 954 826 804 737 654 587
1962 1968 1975 1982 1990 1999 2007 2012 2017
530 514 544 958 600 765 867 956 971

Population of Allemond

Sites and monuments[edit]

Religious heritage[edit]

The Church contains a Bronze Bell (1657)Logo monument historique - noir sans texte.svg which is registered as an historical object.[7]

Civil heritage[edit]

  • The Oven of faure
  • The tower

See also[edit]

External links[edit]

Notes and references[edit]


  1. ^ At the beginning of the 21st century, the methods of identification have been modified by law No. 2002-276 of 27 February 2002 [1] Archived 2016-03-06 at the Wayback Machine, the so-called "law of local democracy" and in particular Title V "census operations" which allow, after a transitional period running from 2004 to 2008, the annual publication of the legal population of the different French administrative districts. For municipalities with a population greater than 10,000 inhabitants, a sample survey is conducted annually, the entire territory of these municipalities is taken into account at the end of the period of five years. The first "legal population" after 1999 under this new law came into force on 1 January 2009 and was based on the census of 2006.


  1. ^ "Populations légales 2017". INSEE. Retrieved 6 January 2020.
  2. ^ Allemond on the INSEE website (in French)
  3. ^ Official Allemond website
  4. ^ Inhabitants of Isère (in French)
  5. ^ a b Google Maps
  6. ^ List of Mayors of France
  7. ^ Ministry of Culture, Palissy PM38000002 Bronze bell (in French)