From the turquoise waters of the lake Monteynard to the summit of L’Obiou, the Trièves shows off its multiple facets. Situated at the far South of the Isère department, the Trièves brings together in an astounding way alpine landscapes and the climate of neighbouring Provence. Passing through mountain passes from either the north or the south, and you’ll be awestruck… this is the Trièves.
Triéves: a natural state of mind, whether on the earth, in the air, on the water, or in the water…
In this natural setting of unparalleled beauty, rare species of flora and fauna live side by side. Whether you want to ramble, recharge your batteries, discover new sights, sounds and experiences, or be on first name terms with giants, the Trièves offers you a multitude of different activities.
As it is a protected territory, the Trièves offers those willing to take the time to explore it, riches that make it an exceptional landscape. It is a land of contrasts and emotions where nature and culture have been talking to each other for centuries.
Set in a varied and generous countryside, the Trièves is a paradise for ramblers whether travelling on foot, on bicycle, on a donkey or on a horse. It is possible to climb the iconic summits of the Grand-Vermont, L’Obiou, the Deux-Soeurs, or the Grand-Ferrand. And there are plenty of other more accessible walks leading to splendid vistas.
Tréminis is the most southern commune in the Isère department, with the Drôme to the south and the High Alps to the east, in the high valley of l’Ebron.
The origins of its name are unclear: it could come from “between three mountains”, ‘three castles”, or even “terminal” as the commune is situated at the end of the valley. The most plausible though would be “Transmenium” meaning “beyond Ménil.
In an area covering 5,000 hectares with a variation in altitude from 840 to 2,761 metres above sea-level, Tréminis contains 3,000 hectares of woodland. Its permanent population of 180 inhabitants - which greatly increases during the summer months - is mostly located in four hamlets: Château-Bas, Château-Méa, L’Église and Le Serre.
The local economy is based on agriculture, forestry, and the wood industry, though activities linked to tourism and traditional crafts also play an important role. The village is lucky enough to have a school, a post office and a general store.