Distance: 10 km
Duration (average) : 2h
Level: Blue level - Moderate
Elevation: 182 D +
Departure: Charavines
Yellow paint markings and directional posts at the main intersections (if there is no marking, stay on the main road)
Lake or body of water within 300 m, Public transport stop within 500 m, In the countryside, By the water, Lake view
Recommended period (s): Autumn, Summer, Winter, Spring
2 road crossings (at the Champs des Vaches and Fougères post)


In the heart of the hills sheltering Lake Paladru, cross the landscapes transformed by the Carthusian monks. It was there that they founded the Charterhouse of the Sylve Bénite in 1116. Throughout the hike, various sites bear witness to their presence.

La Grange Dîmière, dating from 1655, was used to store crops and shelter animals. The products of the tithe (tax levied in kind on crops) were collected there. It is now a magnificent place of exhibition in summer.

Additional information : Next to Charavines beach (free). Public toilets at the Martin Cluzel car park. La Grange Dîmière can be visited from May 1 to September 30, weekends in May, June and September, every day in July and August.

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.

Tips and Suggestions: 
Yellow paint markings and directional posts at the main intersections (if there is no marking, stay on the main road)

Topo/step by step: 
Stages of the circuit with the name of the signposts to follow: - Charavines Tourist Office post (opposite the reception desk), take the direction of Pagetière by following the road which passes in front of the tobacco shop and the butcher's shop. - Pagetière - Le Fayard - The fields of cows - Dîmière barn - Sylve blessed - Chassigneux - The Gibet - Les Fougères - Pagetière - Charavines Tourist Office

Points of interest

Grange Dîmière
Cultural heritage

Tithe Barn

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Free access.

Equipments & services


  • Public toilets
  • Parking


  • Coach access

Home of animals

  • Animals accepted: Yes
  • dogs on leash


Departure parking: near the Tourist Office and Charavines beach (free parking)
Bus line: T43 "Office de Tourisme" stop and lake line in summer.

Our contact details

On the trail of the Carthusians

Charavines Tourist Office, 230 rue des Bains

38850 Charavines

Getting to the starting point