The archaeological museum of the lake of Paladru, the Malp, opened its doors to the Villages of the lake of Paladru on June 7, 2022, after more than 1 year of opening it is a great success for this museum dedicated to the archaeological remains engulfed under Lake Paladru for almost 5000 years.

Le Malp offers an exceptional light on the life of the men of these shores at two times, the Neolithic and the year one thousand. A museum on a human scale, it offers all audiences user-friendly access to resources whose scientific interest is unanimously acclaimed. The schoolchildren, the inhabitants of Isère and the Pays Voironnais responded present for this first year of opening. And to keep this momentum, the museum relies on workshops and conferences which are added to the traditional visit.

It's been a very encouraging first year. It is a locomotive and an essential driver of the tourist economy. It gives a very good notoriety to the Pays Voironnais.
Excerpt from interview with Bruno CATTIN, President of the Pays Voironnais – Le Dauphiné Libéré

Who were the ancient inhabitants of the shores of the lake? How did they live, how did they shape the landscape, what footprints did they leave there?
Visitors are invited to follow a thematic journey through which the two eras respond to each other.
A rare journey through time, thanks to objects in excellent condition preserved for so long by the lake environment.

A beautiful presentation of the archaeological collections of Lake Paladru.

Nearly four decades of excavations (1972-1986 for the Neolithic site of Les Baigneurs, 1972-2009 for the medieval site of Colletière) have brought to light thousands of very well preserved objects, including organic materials. The public discovered them from 1988, thanks to the small archaeological museum opened in a municipal building in Charavines, and during exhibitions at the Musée dauphinois in Grenoble, the Louvre or the Grand Palais in Paris.

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A brief overview of the program:

Visite guidée régulière des collections du MALP

Regular guided tour of the MALP collections

Villages of Lake Paladru
Until 30Jun2024
Exposition : Néolithique – Les villages de Chalain et Clairvaux, patrimoine de l’humanité – Chapitre 1
Until 30/06/2024

Exhibition: Neolithic – The villages of Chalain and Clairvaux, heritage of humanity – Chapter 1

Villages of Lake Paladru
Visite guidée de l’exposition Néolithique

Guided tour of the Neolithic exhibition

Villages of Lake Paladru
Visite guidée en famille  : le Néolithique

Guided family tour: the Neolithic

Villages of Lake Paladru
Atelier : Perle rare
Cultural activity

Workshop: Rare pearl

Atelier : Shake-shake-shake
Cultural activity

Workshop: Shake-shake-shake

Atelier : sur le fil
Cultural activity

Workshop: on the edge

Atelier : Poupée d’argile
Cultural activity

Workshop: Clay doll

Conférence : L’enquête néolithique – Découvertes et recherches sur les lacs de Chalain & Clairvaux depuis le XIXe siècle

Conference: The Neolithic investigation – Discoveries and research on the lakes of Chalain & Clairvaux since the 19th century

Villages of Lake Paladru
Apéro art et histoire : Les princes et leurs cités : villes neuves et franchises médiévales en Pays Voironnais

Aperitif art and history: The princes and their cities: new towns and medieval franchises in Pays Voironnais

Villages of Lake Paladru