Distance: 8 km
Duration (average) : 2h
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, At the water's edge
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)

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

Topo/step by step: 
Stages of the circuit with the name of the signposts to follow: - Leaving the town hall car park, turn right onto the main street - Le Calatrin - La Montagne - Simandre - Brunet - Les Trois Croix - Sonnière - Paladru (close to restaurants "Le Relais de la Tourelle" or "Signal") - Return to the town hall Alternative: Possibility of making a shorter circuit (5km, 1h15, 140 m of altitude difference): - Leaving the car park of the town hall, turn at left on the main street - Paladru (near the restaurants "Le Relais de la Tourelle" or "Signal") - Les Prairies - Brunet - Les Trois Croix - Sonnière - Paladru - Back 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)

Points of interest

Musée archéologique du lac de Paladru – MALP
Cultural heritage

Archaeological Museum of Lake Paladru – MALP

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Equipments & services


  • Parking
  • Public toilets
  • Picnic area.


  • Coach access

Home of animals

  • Animals accepted: Yes
  • Dogs on a leash


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.

Our contact details

The Three Crosses

Little Port Street


38850 Villages of Lake Paladru

Getting to the starting point