The Local Area


Visible from the gite is Le Mont Blanc to the NE, and the Chartreuse Massif to the E and SE.

The nearest towns are Pont de Beauvoisin, around 6km to the NE, St. Geoire-en-Valdaine, 6km to the S, and Les Abrets, 7 km to the NW.

Voiron is 26 km away, and is a mid-sized town on the outskirts of the Chartreuse National Park. Voiron has a lot of history, and the Chartreuse cellars are situated in the middle of the town.

Local activities include carriage-driving (Les Attelages de Loubezac),  horse riding, rafting, canoeing, cycling and tennis all within close proximity to the property.  There are many superb walks in the area around the property.

There are two picturesque lakes nearby –   Aiguebelette and Paladru, where superb dining can be had at l’Hotel des Bains. Both lakes tend to be very busy in the summer peak. On Google Earth, find 38620 Velanne, zoom out to 30km altitude; Paladru is to the west, L’Aiguebelette is to the NE.

Astronomers will be happy in Velanne; there is very little light pollution in north Isère, and there is an active astronomy club based in a nearby village.

Tourers on two or four wheels will also find the roads in the Chartreuse and Vercours an excellent experience. We have hosted several small-scale vintage car events, and a workshop is available should ‘fettling’ be required


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