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.
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.
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.