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Charavines - Tourism, holidays & weekends guide in the Isère

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.

Geographical information

Latitude45.4285510 (N 45° 25’ 43”)
Longitude5.5156490 (E 5° 30’ 56”)
AltitudeFrom 440m to 800m
Surface area7.52 km²
Population1850 inhabitants
Density246 inhabitants/km²
PrefectureGrenoble (39 km, 35 min)
Insee code38082
IntercommunalityCA du Pays Voironnais
TerritoryAlps, Dauphiné

Nearest cities & towns

Le Pin4 km (7 min)
Bilieu4.2 km (8 min)
Oyeu4.7 km (8 min)
Paladru6.9 km (9 min)
Chirens7.1 km (10 min)
Saint-Blaise-du-Buis8 km (13 min)
Apprieu8 km (10 min)
La Murette8.2 km (11 min)
Massieu9.2 km (13 min)
Réaumont9.5 km (14 min)
Valencogne9.6 km (14 min)
Virieu10 km (14 min)
Montferrat11 km (16 min)
Saint-Cassien11.3 km (16 min)

Things to see and do

Places of interest

Information points
Leisure centres

Events and festivities


Breathtaking view of Lake Paladru (© Gilles Cabella - Balloide)
Breathtaking view of Lake Paladru (© Gilles Cabella - Balloide)
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Lake Paladru and crystal clear waters (© Gilles Galoyer)
Lake Paladru and crystal clear waters (© Gilles Galoyer)
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Thursday 19 october
Min. 9°C - Max. 20°C
Friday 20 october
Min. 10°C - Max. 21°C
Saturday 21 october
Min. 11°C - Max. 21°C

Visits, leisure and activities nearby

Leisure activities

Last nameActivity typeRateCity
Tour of Virieu Castle
Culture and education8 € Virieu (6 km)
Tour and tasting at a craft beer brewery
Local flavoursFreeSaint-Geoire-en-Valdaine (10.5 km)
Guided hike with donkeys
Nature and the great outdoors25 € to 45 € Flachères (16.1 km)
Visit to the Museum of the Grande Chartreuse
Culture and education8 € Saint-Pierre-de-Chartreuse (25 km)
Canyoning in Vercors or Chartreuse
Sports sensations45 € to 55 € Grenoble (30 km)


Last nameOuting typeDifficultyDurationDeparture municipality
Molière Plateau
HikeIntermediate4h00Lans-en-Vercors (30 km)
Donkey rides
Horse rideEasy1h00Belley (40 km)
Vizille panoramic viewpoint
HikeIntermediate2h00Vizille (44 km)
Balade panoramique au col du Liorin
Snowshoe hikeIntermediate2h25Corrençon-en-Vercors (44 km)
Heritage Visit
Village visitEasy1h00Corrençon-en-Vercors (45 km)


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