|last update : 13.11.2006|
From the airport of Lyon-Satolas (LYS), it is easy to join, by train, St Marcellin or Vinay while passing by Grenoble. An alternative is the airport of Grenoble St Geoirs, closer, but less important in terms of traffic.
Les Taxis des Côteaux, St Marcellin
ALPHA BREIZH TAXI, Vinay
By the road, the gite is at:
• 40 minutes from Grenoble
Route: on motorway A49 (Valence-Grenoble), take the exit to St Marcellin (while coming from Valence), or Vinay (while coming from Grenoble). Go then towards Cognin-les- gorges (N532).
While coming from Grenoble, you can just as easily leave the motorway right before the toll of Voreppe (exit 12: Valence RN) and follow the direction "Valence". You end on N532 which leads you to Cognin-les-Gorges. Pay attention with the automatic radar located after St Quentin on Isère...
While coming from Valence, you can also avoid tolls by leaving A49 at exit 7: Grenoble RN. You end on N532 which leads you to Cognin-les-gorges.
In Cognin-les-gorges, take route D22 in direction of Malleval. You then enter the splendid Gorges du Nan.
The gorges du Nan offer a magnificent portal to the "cirque de Railletière".
In Malleval, take first to the right to remain on D22. Take again the first road on the right (you leave D22) to direct you towards the hamlet of Railletière. At the two junctions that you will face, take on the left. The gite welcomes you at the end of the road...
An alternative and easier access is by D31 that goes through "St Pierre-de-Chérennes" and "La Faz". The junction for St Pierre-de-chérennes is on road N532, a bit south of Izeron. After "La Faz", you will find indications for Malleval. When the road goes down to malleval, turn left at each croosing.
To locate the hamlet of railletière and to calculate your route, you can use the site:
Another road makes it possible to join the hamlet from the valley of south grésivaudan, which connects Valence and Grenoble, while passing by the village of Presles (D22). This second route is longer and should be considered if you don't want to go through the Gorges du Nan.