This is one of the department’s most popular treasures. The great lakes of the department, located less than an hour's drive of the major cities, are all havens for families, fishermen and other water sports enthusiasts.
The best known are called Monteynard, Laffrey, Paladru and Petitchet. Nearby, the areas of Trieves, Beaumont, Matheysine and the Voironnais lend themselves to many outdoor activities such as walking, hiking or mountain biking.
Charavines Lake Paladru
Charavines, a welcoming village and popular tourist attraction, lively and steeped in culture, stands on the banks of Lake Paladru, halfway between Lyon, Grenoble and Chambéry.
There’s a wide range of outdoor activities on offer: walks, sunbathing, swimming, cycling and pedal boating… Beaches and campsites await you for enjoyable weekends and relaxing or sporty holidays./// www.paysvoironnais.info/lac-de-paladru.html (french)
At Lake Monteynard you’ll enjoy the waterside and can make the most of the thermal winds with a spot of kitesurfing.
At the heart of the small villages, rediscover the traditions of our ancestors.
At the markets, you can taste a thousand-and-one local delicacies while shooting the breeze with the producers, who are never short of anecdotes./// www.lac-monteynard.com (french)