Auris, Isère

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The Auris-en-Oisans Ski Station
The Auris-en-Oisans Ski Station
Location of Auris
Auris is located in France
Auris is located in Auvergne-Rhône-Alpes
Coordinates: 45°02′50″N 6°05′15″E / 45.0472°N 6.0875°E / 45.0472; 6.0875Coordinates: 45°02′50″N 6°05′15″E / 45.0472°N 6.0875°E / 45.0472; 6.0875
IntercommunalityCC Oisans
 • Mayor (2014-2020) Yves Moiroux
11 km2 (4 sq mi)
 • Density17/km2 (45/sq mi)
Time zoneUTC+01:00 (CET)
 • Summer (DST)UTC+02:00 (CEST)
INSEE/Postal code
38020 /38142
Elevation720–2,164 m (2,362–7,100 ft)
(avg. 1,240 m or 4,070 ft)
1 French Land Register data, which excludes lakes, ponds, glaciers > 1 km2 (0.386 sq mi or 247 acres) and river estuaries.

Auris 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 Aurienchons or Aurienchonnes.[2]


Auris-en-Oisans Ski station in Summer

Auris is an alpine commune some 30 km south-east of Grenoble and 5 km west of Mont-de-Lans. Access to the commune is by the D211A road from La Garde in the west which passes through the commune by a tortuous route and continues east to Le Freney-d'Oisans. The D211E branches off the D211A in the commune to go to La Grand Combe. Apart from the village (which is solely the town hall) there is the hamlet of Les Cours to the north and Le Cert and Les Chatains to the south. The commune is rugged with alpine terrain and a large forest to the west of the village (La Forêt).[3]

The Romanche river forms the southern border of the commune as it flows west to the Barrage du Clapier - an artificial lake on the southern border of the commune - then continues west then north to eventually join the Drac at Jarrie. The Venéon river flows from the south through the south-western extension of the commune to join the Romanche there.[3]

Neighbouring communes and villages[3][edit]


The commune is sometimes informally called Auris-en-Oisans.


List of Successive Mayors[4]

From To Name Party Position
2001 2007 Lucien Ponce
2007 2014 Jean Luc Pellorce
2014 2020 Yves Moiroux

(Not all data is known)


In 2010 the commune had 207 inhabitants. The evolution of the number of inhabitants is known from 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
412 582 698 728 740 755 730 755 780
1856 1861 1866 1872 1876 1881 1886 1891 1896
738 712 719 699 709 719 697 651 584
1901 1906 1911 1921 1926 1931 1936 1946 1954
571 538 483 402 331 291 269 253 228
1962 1968 1975 1982 1990 1999 2006 2010 -
173 144 129 229 206 215 - 207 -
Auris-en-Oisans from the Sures ski lift
Auris from the slopes
Population of XXX

Culture and heritage[edit]

Civil heritage[edit]

  • A Roman bridge
  • The Rural Museum

Religious heritage[edit]

  • The Chapel of the Angels (17th century). The Chapel contains several items that are registered as historical objects:
  • The Chapel of Saint-Gerald (1497)

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 Archived 6 March 2016 at the Wayback Machine, the so-called "law of local democracy" and in particular Title V "census operations" allows, after a transitional period running from 2004 to 2008, the annual publication of the legal population of the different French administrative districts. For communes with a population greater than 10,000 inhabitants, a sample survey is conducted annually, the entire territory of these communes 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. ^ Inhabitants of Isère (in French)
  3. ^ a b c Google Maps
  4. ^ List of Mayors of France (in French)
  5. ^ Ministry of Culture, Palissy PM38000010 2 Candlesticks on the main Altar (in French)Camera aabb.svg
  6. ^ Ministry of Culture, Palissy PM38000009 Hand Bell (in French)Camera aabb.svg
  7. ^ Ministry of Culture, Palissy PM38000008 Altar and Retable (in French)Camera aabb.svg