One of the pearls of the Pays Voironnais nestled in the heart of a beautiful green environment, it is a setting open to many sports and relaxation 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: 6 km long and 1 km wide. At an altitude of 500 m, it owes its beautiful turquoise color to the chalk lake (no, no it's not "mud" !!!) which covers its funds!
High place of underwater archeology, it also has a thousand stories to tell. To discover soon 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! Welcome to 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

Do you prefer the swimming pool or the spas?

Covered or in the open, there are also pools to bathe. We let you choose. And if you rather want to enjoy a moment of relaxation, discover our spaces well-being with spas.

Lake Paladru is of course many water activities ! Sailboat cruises, diving, rowing, rental of pedal boats, windsurfing boards, stand-up paddles or canoes… Long-distance skippers or freshwater sailors will inevitably find their happiness!

Activités d’eau

Water activities

Locations nautiques

Nautical rentals

Naviguer en liberté

Navigate in freedom

The green way for a walk ...

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

Greenway of Lake Paladru
230 rue des Bains
38850 Charavines

+ 04 76 93 17 60 XNUMX

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… And relaxation areas to take a break!

Picnic on the tables at your disposal, let the children have fun on the 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

Le Love Wood is the only path by the lake, between shadow and light, away from the road and bidder two beautiful platforms to admire the panoramic view ! A beautiful walk also accessible in round trip from Charavines (2,5 km).

A paradise for fishermen

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

Pêche au lac de Paladru

Fishing at Lake Paladru

Archeology & Museum

Still a little patience …
The new archaeological museum opens its doors in the town of Villages du lac de Paladru in Paladru on June 7, 2022!

Archaeological research, which began in the 70s, has revealed the side of a history still little informed by archeology: that of Neolithic societies and the beginnings of the Year XNUMX.

Musée archéologique du lac de Paladru
Cultural heritage

Paladru Lake Archaeological Museum

Our ideas for walks or bike rides

Circuit VTT n° 6 – Petit Tour du lac de Paladru

MTB circuit n ° 6 - Small Tour of Lake Paladru

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

Around Lake Paladru

21.4 km 5 hours Difficult 695 D +
Rando pédestre : Sur la trace des Chartreux

Hiking: On the trail of the Carthusians

10 km 2 hours Moderate 223 D +
Rando pédestre : La Croix des Cochettes, un panorama sur le lac de Paladru

Hiking: La Croix des Cochettes, a panorama of Lake Paladru

2.9 km 1h Moderate 123 D +
Circuit VTT n° 5 – Plaine de Blaune

MTB circuit n ° 5 - Plaine de Blaune

15 km Moderate 304 D +