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.
Are you into swimming pools or 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!
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) .
… 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.
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.
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.