VisitsActivities Curiosities Trips For the whole family!
Marché des producteurs (local producer market)
every sunday during summer (from 4 until 7 pm) at col de porte :
The perfect occasion to take a walk in the Chamechaude surroundings before buying lots of local products and food ! ( Also on saturday at cirque de St Même )
« La combe de l’ours » chair-lift ( open every weekend ): In order to arrive at the Scia summit without any pain. Once there, you can admire the downhill mountainbikersand the paragliders. Why not take a little walk (15 minutes) to go to the real summit to contemplate the fabulous view.
Le Charmant Som : Another Chartreuse summit, accessible by car (perfect for youngsters and their grand-parents), with its bar-restaurantand its famous « tarte aux myrtilles » (blueberry pie)…
« L’art et la manière », for all your presents: small souvenir-shop with local handcrafted gifts in St Pierre.
Rando-Sculptures : A walk through the surrounding villages in order to discover various sculptures. Don’t miss the musée d’art sacré contemporain: the church of St Hugues has been transformated by a local painter, named Arcabas. You can finish your day in la Ferme de Brévardière, where you can degustate local dishes.
Jardin de plantes médicinales: Every monday during summer, Fabienne will share her knowledge regarding plants and flowers. Her gardens are accessible by foot, since the campsite.
Balade des petits ponts : The kids favorite walk! Follow the blue fishes and discover the beautiful and savage banks of the Guiers Mort river (2 hours return trip).
Granges de Joigny : Discover the giant ammonite and take your time to picnic in the flowery meadows. Family walk, in the surroundings of the Granier mountain. Accessible for all-terrain buggies.…
Belvédère des Sangles : A magnificent view on the monastery and the canyons of the Guiers Mort river. Accessible for buggies!
The La Bastille cableway : Hop on on one of the eggs which cross the Isère river and bring you to the mountain, for a beautiful view on Grenoble and the Vercors and Belledonne mountains. Your kids will adore« l’accro-bastille »;The Bastille via ferratais rather difficult but offers an original view on the city. Return trip possible by cableway, but it’s more fun to go downhill by footand discover the musée Dauphinois, cross the Isere by the St Laurent bridge and visit the old town center.
The St Hilaire du Touvet funicular : In Lumbin you can take one of the oldest funiculars of Europe, which bring you to St Hilaire du Touvet, where you can admire the Alps summits (Vercors, Mont Blanc…) and why not take a paragliding lesson… Children can visit the « Laboratoire d’Icare », and adventurous parents can try the Via Ferrata de la cascade de l’Oule. The perfect day trip for young and old!
« Chocolaterie Petit » : Do you like really good chocolate? And you really want to discover all about it? Don’t hesitate to visit the studio of chocolate craftsman Emmanuel Petit in St Laurent du Pont. His 2 specialities (« Grand Duc » and « Cailloux du Guiers ») has been inspired by our beautiful mountains. No need to resist…
« L’Essaim de Chartreuse »andle Cirque de St Même, two interesting visits : After a nice picnic on the bank of the Guiers Vif river and a walk to the Cirque de St Même waterfalls, you can learn all about bees and honey thanks to beemaster André who will talk about his little friends and invite you to taste his honey.
Circuit rando-croquis : if you wish to go back home with some nice drawings, take a walk at the Montbel castle ruins. The poetic atmosphere will inspire you….
Giant’s kettles and trout fishing : A small walkingpath offers you beautiful views on the waterfalls and giant’s kettles of the Cozon river and brings you from St Pierre d’Entremont to « Pont du Lac » where you can relax, or try to catch some trouts. Don’t hesitate to taste the home made pies!
The Tourne papermill (and the St André lake) : In the middle of the wineyards, near Chambéry, you can visit the Tourne papermill where one make cotton paper on traditional way. Take a break at the St André lake, at the foot of the giant cliffs of the Mont Granier.
The Plantimay farm : Cheese farm where one make goat and cow cheese. (visits possible on monday, wednesday, friday from 5 till 6.30 pm. In St Joseph de Rivière)
Rivièr’Alp, natural swimming pool(Recreation park in Les Echelles) : The water (25°C) of this swimming pool is filtered by plants. Discover the hydromachines along the walking path to the Guiers Vif river !
« Oréade » Balneo-Spa : Massages, nordic baths with a view on the mountains and a restaurant with healthy food.