The destinations


Known for its lake (Paladru), its cellars (of the famous Chartreuse liqueur), and many other treasures!

With Lac de Paladru to the north and its plains backing onto the Isère river to the south, the Pays Voironnais stretches its green hills to the foot of the foothills of the Chartreuse Alpine massif.

Its charming city center Voiron, is known for its church readily nicknamed “cathedral” by the Voironnais. and the Chartreuse Cellars. Like a fish in water or with your feet on the ground, lakeside or rolling hills, all of its landscapes invite you to take relaxing breaks or beautiful walks or mountain bike rides, to be discovered during a seminar or to savor with the family …

Le Lac De Paladru, En ChartreuseLe Lac De Paladru, En Chartreuse
©Le Lac De Paladru, En Chartreuse

25, is the temperature of Lac de Paladru
5, like the 5th natural lake of glacial origin in France

Lake Paladru

The Caribbean ? No, almost! With its turquoise and emerald waters, Lac de Paladru is a summer swimming paradise. 25 ° in the water, numerous beaches, nautical and recreational activities, this lake is irresistible and one of the most beautiful in the region.

The Chalais Monastery and the Chalais Belvedere

South-east of the lake, above the small town of Voreppe, stop off at Chalais and titillate your senses:

the taste with the tasting of the Chalais biscuit. Manufactured and marketed by the sisters of the monastery for over 50 years.
the view by taking a tree-lined and easily accessible path, punctuated by sensory stations, which leads to a magnificent belvedere on the edge of the cliff. Panoramic view of the Isère valley, the Vercors, the Alps and the Chartreuse!

The particularities of the Pays Voironnais:

  • Green hills suitable for various activities, from the softest in the plains to the most sporty on the foothills of Chartreuse,
  • Between city and mountain
  • Water sports, swimming and relaxation too!

What we like:

  • Its ideal geographical position between city and mountain
  • Its FFC-labeled MTB area with 22 circuits for all levels
  • Its multi-hiking resort in St Geoire en Valdaine
  • Lake Paladru, a must in summer

Come to


From St Laurent du Pont via the Gorges de Crossey.
To reach the Pays Voironnais from St Laurent du Pont, you will have to take the D520 to cross the Gorges de Crossey and especially stop there if you are a fan of climbing or pretty cliffs!
Park at the picnic area at the exit of the gorges and follow the yellow markings to reach the Rocher de la Garde (7 km loop and 225 m vertical drop).