La Grave is a French commune in the Hautes-Alpes region. It is a pleasant place to visit for skiing or mountaineering trips. A ski-race competition is held in La Grave each year: 'le Derby de la Meije'. One charming detail: the houses in this village are stone-built, rather than the usual wooden chalets. On a cultural level, the village hosts two annual festivals: the Olivier Messiaen Festival (music) and the Rencontres de la Haute Romanche (arts). La Grave's Romanesque church is full of historic treasures.