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.
Places to visit:
The Archaeological Museum of Lake Paladru. This museum exhibits finds from archaeological excavations in the lake. Two villages were engulfed searched: the village of "Bathers" from the late Neolithic (2700 BC) and medieval settlement of Colletière (first millennium). Most interesting objects found are exposed and provide a glimpse of daily life for these two key periods of history.
The Barn Louisias: Historical Monument. It is a collection of mud and thatch, built in 1805.
Swimming with six beaches monitored and managed.
Two rest areas and picnic: The Veronnière to Montferrat and the Bois d'Amour on Bilieu and Charavines.
For rent water.
Sailing and canoe with two French schools for sailing, 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. Espace VTT-FFC on the sector of the Tour of Lake Paladru mountain bike with 15 corresponding to more than 250 km of marked trails from green to red, tours of all difficulty levels, regular entertainment. The bike map is available in both offices and home of Voiron Charavines.
Hiking: over 500 km of marked trails (paid card available in the home office).
Tennis with the possibility of purchasing hours of tennis with the reception desk Charavines.