|• Mayor (2020–2026)||Alain Ginies|
|45 km2 (17 sq mi)|
|• Density||21/km2 (54/sq mi)|
|Time zone||UTC+01:00 (CET)|
|• Summer (DST)||UTC+02:00 (CEST)|
|Elevation||702–2,969 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.|
The inhabitants of the commune are known as Allemondins or Allemondines
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.
Localities and hamlets in the commune
- 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
- Le villaret
- La drayrie
- Baton (700 m high)
- Le Mollard
- Le Rivier
- L'eau Dolle
- Les 4 saisons
Neighbouring communes and villages
The first buildings were built in the town in the Middle Ages.
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
In 2017, the commune had 971 inhabitants.
|Source: EHESS and INSEE|
Sites and monuments
The Church contains a Bronze Bell (1657) which is registered as an historical object.
The Baton Chapel
The Old Mill
The EDF Centre at Baton: Electricity plant dating from the beginning of the 20th century at an altitude of 1,300 metres
The Aiguille de l'Eau d'Olle, a climbing wall 30 metres high - the highest in Europe
- The Oven of faure
- The tower
- "Répertoire national des élus: les maires". data.gouv.fr, Plateforme ouverte des données publiques françaises (in French). 2 December 2020.
- "Populations légales 2020". The National Institute of Statistics and Economic Studies. 29 December 2022.
- Commune d'Allemond (38005), INSEE (in French)
- Official Allemond website
- Inhabitants of Isère (in French)
- Google Maps
- List of Mayors of France
- Des villages de Cassini aux communes d'aujourd'hui: Commune data sheet Allemond, EHESS (in French).
- Population en historique depuis 1968, INSEE
- Ministry of Culture, Palissy PM38000002 Bronze bell (in French)