Charavines

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TownCharavines
Insee code38082
Postcode38850
Latitude45.4285510
Longitude5.5156490
AltitudeFrom 440 to 800 meters
Surface7.52 km²
Population1839 inhabitants
Density244 inhabitants/km²

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Chief townGrenoble (at 39 km, 35 min)Oyeu at 3.1 km
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TOWN PRESENTATION

Charavines is located in the department of Isere and the Rhone-Alpes.

The municipality of Charavines is best known for Paladru Lake: 6 km long, 1 km wide at most, 392 ha, the fifth lake in France, 500 m above sea level and water at 25 ° in summer.

One of the earliest human communities of the Isere was established on its banks, 2700 BC (Neolithic village of Bathers).

Charavines is located 15 km from Voiron, a city of 21,000 inhabitants where you can visit the cellars of the monastery, the museum Mainssieux and walk down the pedestrian streets.


SIGHTSEEING

  • To visit:
  • The Archaeological Museum of Lake Paladru. This museum presents the findings of archaeological excavations in the lake. Two sunken villages were searched: the village of "Bathers" dating from the late Neolithic period (2700 BC) and medieval settlement Colletière (first millennium). The most beautiful objects found are exposed and provide an overview of everyday life for these two critical periods of history.
  • The Barn Louisias: Historic Monument. It is a set of mud and thatch built in 1805.
  • Outdoor activities:
  • Swimming with 4 monitored and equipped beaches.
  • Two rest areas and picnic: The Veronnière Montferrat and the Bois d'Amour on Bilieu and Charavines.
  • Possibility of water rental.
  • Sailing and canoeing with two French sailing schools, the Yacht Club Grenoble Charavines and SPAC.
  • Rowing Rowing Club with the Blue Lake.
  • ATV with the VTT / Cycles Bike Natura offering rental of road bikes, hybrid bikes and mountain bikes. VTT-FFC space on the sector of the Tour du Lac Paladru mountain bike with 15 corresponding to more than 250 km of marked from green to red, tours of all levels of difficulty, regular entertainment trails. The bike map is available in both home and on Voiron Charavines offices.
  • Hiking: more than 500 km of marked trails (paid card available in the home office).
  • Tennis with the possibility of buying hours of tennis with the home office Charavines.
Detailed information
Information pointsTourist Office of the Pays Voironnais
Leisure centresMuseum Parc Archéologique du Lac de Paladru

EVENTS AND CELEBRATIONS

  • The market every Sunday morning.
  • La Nuit du Lac, the last weekend of July.
  • Brassens Festival in early August.
  • Around the Lake Paladru end of August.

ATTRACTIONS, LEISURES AND ACTIVITES AROUND

  • Places to visit:
  • Ceramic Sculpture Exhibition at the Grange Dîmière, a former dependency of Carthusian monks of the 17th century historical monument site.
  • Castle Virieu to Virieu-sur-Bourbre.
  • Château de Saint-Longpra Geoire-en-Valdaine.
  • Priory Chirens to Chirens.
  • Caves de la Chartreuse in Voiron with the free tour of the largest liqueur cellar in the world.
  • Brewery in Val d'Ainan Saint-Geoire-en-Valdaine.
  • Cookies Louvat Saint-Geoire-en-Valdaine.
  • Outdoor activities:
  • The guided walks are offered with llamas, donkeys, dogs ...
  • Other sports activities such as tree climbing, caving, climbing, via ferrata, via rope, tree climbing, the disabled sports, tennis, golf, bike ...
Leisure activities
NameType of activityPriceTown
Catfish fishing with an instructor guideSports sensationsFrom 200 € to 380 €Izeaux (11.7 km)
Guided hike with donkeysNature and the outdoorsFrom 25 € to 45 €Flachères (16.1 km)
Maiden flight and introduction to microlightsSports sensationsFrom 45 € to 75 €Saint-Étienne-de-Saint-Geoirs (16.6 km)
Canyoning in Vercors or ChartreuseSports sensations45 €Les Échelles (18.6 km)
Artisan walnut oil productionCraftFreeRovon (26 km)

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PHOTOS

Breathtaking view of Lake Paladru (© Gilles Cabella - Balloide)Breathtaking view of Lake Paladru (© Gilles Cabella - Balloide)
 
Lake Paladru and crystal clear waters (© Gilles Galoyer)Lake Paladru and crystal clear waters (© Gilles Galoyer)

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WEATHER

Saturday 25 October
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Min. 7°C - Max. 20°C
Sunday 26 October
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Min. 11°C - Max. 18°C
Monday 27 October
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Min. 9°C - Max. 17°C

RESTAURANTS

 
French cuisine restaurantCampanile Grenoble Nord-Moirans
Moirans
Relaxation and indulgence. Buds and pleasure. The restaurant Campanile Moirans awaits you with open doors ... - You'll discover an elegant and modern setting. The lines are clean and...
Located 13.1 km from Charavines22 € per person 

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BED & BREAKFASTS

 
Farm with 2 bedroomsLes Coquelicots    
9.8
Chirens
For a charming stopover or a relaxing stay at the foot of the hills of the village of Chirens, we warmly welcome you in our authentic farmhouse of the 19th century, carefully restored....
Located 4 km from Charavines70 € the double room 
House with 1 bedroomLa figualiere    
9.8
La Murette
Come discover our beautiful region of Isère. At the heart of Voironnais Country, 15 minutes from Grenoble, the Chartreuse and Vercors face the Figualière opens his room Breakfast, labeled...
Located 5.4 km from Charavines64 € the double room 
Yurt with 1 bedroomYourte La Sûre    
9
Rives
Catherine and Michael are happy to welcome you in their true Mongolian Yurt, labeled Clévacances Unusual and Environment. Breakfast is Bio. Piscine saltwater. Yoga sessions. Rives is...
Located 8.3 km from Charavines70 € the double room 

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VACATION RENTALS

 
Yurt for 4 personsYourte La Sûre  
9.6
Rives
Michael and Catherine will welcome you in lodging or guest room labeled Clévacances Unusual and Environment and you discover the charm of the accommodation of the peoples of the Mongolian...
Located 8.3 km from Charavines420 € per week 
House for 4 personsGîte La Source, au pied des Alpes  
8.4
Saint-Jean-de-Moirans
A country gite with an ecxeptional architecture at the foot of the Alps. A view on 4 ranges of mountains: Jura, Chartreuse, Belledonne, Oisans, Vercors. An environment of gardens based...
Located 11 km from CharavinesFrom 420 € to 710 € per week 
House for 6 personsGite indépendant + - 6 pers. -chartreuse  
8
Miribel-les-Échelles
Private rented detached cottage in the mountains of the Chartreuse. Ranked by 2 ears 'Gites de France' - In large balcony facing the 'Som' and. small 'Som'. Many hikes. Hiking and mountain...
Located 14 km from CharavinesFrom 375 € to 390 € per week 

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HOTELS

Rossli - Hotel in CharavinesRossli    
8.5
Charavines
Located in Charavines just 200 metres from Paladru Lake where guests can go swimming, sailing or rent a pedalo, Rossli features a restaurant, free bikes and free Wi-Fi. Free private...
Located in CharavinesRoom from 72 €
Beau Rivage - Hotel in CharavinesBeau Rivage 
Charavines
Offering a restaurant and a private beach area, Beau Rivage is located in Charavines, at the edge of Lac de Paladru. Free WiFi is available in public areas. All the rooms feature a...
Located in CharavinesRoom from 60 €
Hostellerie du Lac bleu - Hotel in CharavinesHostellerie du Lac bleu  
Charavines
Offering a restaurant with traditional meals, Hostellerie du Lac bleu is located in Charavines a few metres from Paladruc Lake. Free WiFi access is available. Each room here will provide...
Located in CharavinesRoom from 55 €

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Hôtel Le Royal Ours Blanc
Located 100 metres from ski lifts in the heart of Alpe d'Huez, Hôtel Le Royal Ours Blanc offers a free spa and fitness suite, an indoor swimming pool and...
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