Distance: 8 km
Duration (average) : 2h15
Level: Blue level - Moderate
Elevation: 226 D +
Departure: Villages of Lake Paladru
Yellow paint markings and directional posts at the main intersections (if there is no marking, stay on the main road)
In the countryside, Lake or body of water within 300 m, Public transport stop within 500 m
Recommended period (s): Autumn, Summer, Winter, Spring
Portion of a road without a shoulder (over 100 m)


The climb to "La Montagne" reveals, in a rural landscape, beautiful traditional adobe farms and barns. This walk also takes you to a small chapel founded in 1523, perched on the north shore of the lake at an altitude of 609m.

From the plateau that surrounds the mound, a magnificent panorama opens up over the chain of the pre-Alps and, in clear weather, over Mont Blanc which stands out on the horizon. A wide view of the lake is especially beautiful at sunset.
Discover the exceptional remains discovered under the waters of the lake at the new Archaeological Museum of Lac de Paladru (MAPL)!

Additional information : Shops in the town center Beach (paying in season) with a range of nautical activities Public toilets next to the town hall Picnic areas near the museum and the small port The bus from Voiron only operates in the summer period Shoes waterproof recommended (passage of a small stream without difficulty)

Topo / step by step : Stages of the circuit with the name of the signposts to follow:
- Leaving the town hall car park, turn right on the main street
- The Calatrin
- The mountain
- Simander
- Brunett
- The Three Crosses
- Doorbell
- Paladru (near the restaurants "Le Relais de la Tourelle" or "Signal")
- Return to the town hall

Variation: Possibility of making a shorter circuit (5km, 1h15, 140 m of elevation):
- Leaving the town hall car park, turn left on the main street
- Paladru (near the restaurants "Le Relais de la Tourelle" or "Signal")
- The prairies
- Brunett
- The Three Crosses
- Doorbell
- Paladru
- Return to the town hall

Tips and Suggestions: Pedestrian map of the Pays Voironnais at 1/25000 (on sale at 5 € in the reception offices of Voiron and Lac de Paladru) 

Sustainable tourism : Mother Nature thanks you for leaving with your waste, she digests it badly!
Respect crops and private property by staying on marked trails.

Points of interest

Musée archéologique du lac de Paladru
Cultural heritage

Paladru Lake Archaeological Museum

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  • Blue level - Moderate



Equipments & services


  • Picnic area.
  • Public toilets
  • Parking


  • Pet Friendly
  • Coach access


As the town hall car park is limited, it is possible to park in the beach car park or the school car park.
Bus line: T43 "Mairie" stop and lake line in summer.