One of the pearls of the Pays Voironnais ! Nestled in the heart of a beautiful green environment, it's a setting open to many sports and relaxing activities: lazing on the beaches around the lake, swimming, picnics with family or friends, nautical activities, fishing, walks on foot, by bike or in a horse-drawn carriage...

Did you know?

It is the 5th French natural lake of glacial origin by its size: 6km long and 1km wide. At an altitude of 500m, it owes its beautiful turquoise colour to the lacustrine chalk (nope it's not "mud"!) which covers its funds!
A mecca for underwater archaeology, it also has a thousand stories to tell... To be discovered at the new Paladru Lake Archaeological Museum.


With waters at 25 degrees in midsummer, the crystal clear waters of Lac de Paladru are suitable for swimming. A relaxation area just a few kilometers from Grenoble and Lyon! You are welcome to the supervised beaches located in the municipalities around the lake: Charavines, Le Pin, Montferrat and Paladru. Apart from these sites and their surveillance periods, for your safety and by prefectural decree, swimming is prohibited.

Montferrat plage

Montferrat beach

Charavines Plage

Charavines Beach

Le Pin plage

Le Pin beach

Plage Municipale de Paladru

Paladru Municipal Beach

Plage Beau Rivage

Beau Rivage Beach

Are you into swimming pools or spas?

Outdoors or indoors, there are also swimming-pools to bathe at. The choice is yours. And if you'd rather enjoy a moment of relaxation, discover our well-being spaces with spas.

Lake Paladru is of course many water activities ! Cruises on a sailboat, rowing, rental of pedal boats, windsurfing boards, stand up paddles or canoes... Long-distance skippers or freshwater sailors will necessarily find what they are looking for!

Activités d’eau

Water activities

Locations nautiques

Nautical rentals

Naviguer en liberté

Navigate in freedom

The greenway for a walk...

Ideal for walking safely and in peace, it connects Charavines to Paladru, via the "Chemin des marais" (the marsh path) -dotted with 4 discovery-stations of the remarkable flora and fauna of the sensitive natural area- and the "Bois d'Amour" (the love wood) .

Greenway of Lake Paladru
230 rue des Bains
38850 Charavines

04 76 93 17 60

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… And relaxation areas to take a break!

Picnic on the tables at your disposal, let the children enjoy the wooden games, have a cold drink at the Comptoir du Bois d'Amour or at the Véronnière snack bar.
Please note that swimming is prohibited on these sites.

Aire de détente Le Bois d’Amour

Le Bois d'Amour relaxation area

Aire de détente La Véronnière

La Véronnière relaxation area

Good to know

The Love Wood is the only path by the lake, through shadow and light, away from the road and offering two beautiful platforms to admire the panoramic view! It makes for a beautiful walk accessible in a round trip from Charavines (2,5 km).

A paradise for fishermen

With their two pits 35m deep, the waters of the lake welcome a wide variety of fish. Perch and pike for predators, but also whitefish, arctic char, roach, tench or bleak inhabit the lake in large numbers. Their growth rate is also the highest of the great Alpine lakes.

Pêche au lac de Paladru

Fishing at Paladru Lake

Archeology & Museum

The new archaeological museum has opened its doors in the town of Villages du lac de Paladru in Paladru.

The MALP (Museum of Archeology from the Lake of Paladru) invites you on a captivating travel through time to the Neolithic era and the year XNUMX. Through the exceptional remains discovered under the waters of the lake, meet the people who lived there so long ago.

Musée archéologique du lac de Paladru
Cultural heritage

Paladru Lake Archaeological Museum

Our ideas for walks or bike rides

N°6 – Petit Tour du lac de Paladru

N°6 – Small Tour of Paladru Lake

25.4 km Difficult 743 D +
Le tour du lac de Paladru

Around Paladru Lake

21.3 km 5h45 quite difficult 677 D +
Sur la trace des Chartreux

On the trail of the Carthusians

10 km 2h30 Moderate 182 D +
La Croix des Cochettes, un panorama sur le lac de Paladru

La Croix des Cochettes, a view of Lake Paladru

2.9 km 1h Easy 113 D +
N°5 – Plaine de Blaune

No. 5 – Plain of Blaune

15 km Moderate 304 D +