Tallard

A developing airfield

Tallard is a commune of 2000 in the South of the Hautes-Alpes department on the banks of the Durance. Its attractiveness is based on two assets: its historical heritage and the activities generated by its airfield. Today, the development of the air base and the aeronautic sector relies on three main projects.
The “aeropole”, regrouping companies and businesses working in the field of aeronautics and maintenance.
The airfield with its leisure and sports partners.
The “aerocampus”, destined to house a training centre for aeronautic maintenance: Polyaero.
Launched in relationship with the Aix-Marseille University, the training centre will welcome in 2015 some 400 apprentices of all levels in premises built close to the airfield on grounds released by the Army in 2009 and bought by the Hautes-Alpes General Council. The project, labelled as a Future Investment Programme, is the result of a long work by the municipality, aware of its long-term consequences. To host a university centre today is to build the foundations of a fruitful development in the future.

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Village vue de haut © Tallard
Stage town for the 2nd time
Capital town of Hautes-Alpes (05)
Population : 2,000 inhabitants (Tallardiens)
Economy : arboriculture and viticulture (the leading town for wine in the Hautes-Alpes), airfi eld and historical heritage, the Durance Medical Centre which will shortly combine with La Chrysalide (home to 80 disabled people)
Culture : the château de Tallard (XIV century, dedicated Historic Monument), Saint-Grégoire church (located in the ancient centre of the town, also classed as an historic monument). Notre-Dame du Laus Sanctuary, place of pilgrimage is located nearby.
Sport : The aerodrome is the main European centre for aviation sports and leisure (first flights, flying courses, paragliding, ballooning, parachuting). Many world championships, European and French have taken place there. The France hub and the France military parachuting team are based on the airfield. The Gap car rally – motor racing
Specialities : Golden Delicious apples, Tresbaudon wine (Muscat white wine, gold medal winner at the General Agricultural Competition 2014 in Paris)
Sustainable Development : 15 km of green routes
Labels : Green resort, 1 flower, Food village, Route Napoléon, Via Alta, Fruit and Wine Route

Vasseur had wings

Tallard is a haven for air sports like parachuting and paragliding attracting fans from all over Europe. It might be the reason that sent Cedric Vasseur flying at the start of the long stage leading the peloton to Marseille on the 2007 Tour de France. Involved in a long-range breakaway, former yellow-jersey holder Vasseur sealed his professional career by beating on the line his compatriot Sandy Casar: “I'm an average rider with a bit of talent. I managed to make the best of my potential,” he said at the time before becoming a respected spokesman for the riders and a television consultant. Each year until 2012 was held the Grand Prix de Tallard, organised by the neighbouring club of Gap and who claims Remi Pauriol or Vincent Lavenu among its former winners.

Stage town for the 2nd time
Capital town of Hautes-Alpes (05)
Population : 2,000 inhabitants (Tallardiens)
Economy : arboriculture and viticulture (the leading town for wine in the Hautes-Alpes), airfi eld and historical heritage, the Durance Medical Centre which will shortly combine with La Chrysalide (home to 80 disabled people)
Culture : the château de Tallard (XIV century, dedicated Historic Monument), Saint-Grégoire church (located in the ancient centre of the town, also classed as an historic monument). Notre-Dame du Laus Sanctuary, place of pilgrimage is located nearby.
Sport : The aerodrome is the main European centre for aviation sports and leisure (first flights, flying courses, paragliding, ballooning, parachuting). Many world championships, European and French have taken place there. The France hub and the France military parachuting team are based on the airfield. The Gap car rally – motor racing
Specialities : Golden Delicious apples, Tresbaudon wine (Muscat white wine, gold medal winner at the General Agricultural Competition 2014 in Paris)
Sustainable Development : 15 km of green routes
Labels : Green resort, 1 flower, Food village, Route Napoléon, Via Alta, Fruit and Wine Route

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Places to see

Castle of Tallard

Listed as a historical monument since 1969, it is a major element of the cultural heritage of the Hautes-Alpes.

Park of La Garenne

It was originally a dependence of the castle used as an orchard and a hunting ground for the local lords. Nowadays, old trees provide shade and coolness for walkers-by seeking quiet and relaxation.

The old town and St Gregoire church

The village of Tallard grew under the protection of its castle and the rampart which subsisted in parts and notably the Durance Gate. The St Gregoire church, built between 1640 and 1644 is a listed historical monument since 1931.

The airfield
 
A world reference for aeronautic sports and leisure, the Gap-Tallard airfield provides a great variety of activities all year round.

Canoeing down the Durance
 
The river and its floods always paced the life of the inhabitants. Tamed by the Serre-Poncon dam, the river is now a playground for water activities like kayak or canoeing.

Castle of Tallard © TallardParachute Castle Tallard © TallardPark of La Garenne © TallardThe airfield © TallardCanoeing down the Durance © Tallard
Stage town for the 2nd time
Capital town of Hautes-Alpes (05)
Population : 2,000 inhabitants (Tallardiens)
Economy : arboriculture and viticulture (the leading town for wine in the Hautes-Alpes), airfi eld and historical heritage, the Durance Medical Centre which will shortly combine with La Chrysalide (home to 80 disabled people)
Culture : the château de Tallard (XIV century, dedicated Historic Monument), Saint-Grégoire church (located in the ancient centre of the town, also classed as an historic monument). Notre-Dame du Laus Sanctuary, place of pilgrimage is located nearby.
Sport : The aerodrome is the main European centre for aviation sports and leisure (first flights, flying courses, paragliding, ballooning, parachuting). Many world championships, European and French have taken place there. The France hub and the France military parachuting team are based on the airfield. The Gap car rally – motor racing
Specialities : Golden Delicious apples, Tresbaudon wine (Muscat white wine, gold medal winner at the General Agricultural Competition 2014 in Paris)
Sustainable Development : 15 km of green routes
Labels : Green resort, 1 flower, Food village, Route Napoléon, Via Alta, Fruit and Wine Route

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