Gîtes and guesthouses in the Chartreuse

Chartreuse

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The cradle of the Carthusian order, the emerald of the Alps as Stendhal loved to describe it, the Chartreuse became a Regional Natural Park in 1995. Spread over 60 municipalities between the departments of Isère and Savoy, plains, hills and highlands make it an exceptional area just minutes away from Grenoble, Chambery or Voiron, and only an hour away from Lyon.

This pre-Alpine mountain range, protected by its reclassification as the Chartreuse Regional Natural Park, has managed to preserve its sites despite being a longstanding tourist destination. The charm and simplicity of its villages, traditional gîtes and B&Bs, its magnificent spruce forests, torrents, and panoramic viewpoints offer visitors a variety of attractive features while providing an extensive range of equipment for Alpine and cross-country skiing.

Notoriety most likely due to bearing the same name as the world famous liqueur, the Chartreuse has the reputation for being the most frequented tourist attraction in the Dauphinois area.  Namely: the Plateau des Petites Roches, a well know site for gliding, the Monastery of the Grande Chartreuse and the Church of Saint-Hugues.

Skiing from your door step in Chartreuse

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Taste the charm of Chartreuse mountain villages in French Alps. Many houses of character will let you appreciate the calm of this legendary mountain range which offers a lot of board sports and leisure activities. Enjoy the ski slopes from the doorstep of your accommodation!

Saint Pierre de Chartreuse

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Authentic mountain village nestling in the heart of the Natural Regional Park of the Chartreuse, Saint Pierre de Chartreuse will meet all your needs for calm and relaxation, where nothing will disturb the peace of your tranquillity.

The Chartreuse à la carte!

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Cheese or dessert? Such a cruel choice to make! The same difficult choice as having to choose between a great family outing or enjoying fun activities? The Chartreuse with its variety of activities puts an end to this dilemma: on the menu, walks in nature -obviously since that is somewhat a local speciality- that come highly recommended by the regular visitors of this mountain range. And as for the ingredients, open spaces, large crunchy lime-stone settings, crispy forest valleys with a dash of museums, all safe bets.

The Sappey en Chartreuse

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Alpine and cross-counrty ski resort, the nearest to Grenoble (12 km), the Sappey en Chartreuse is at an altitude of 1000m. In the evening, the village centre becomes a lit up cross-country ski circuit. The Col de Porte site ensures a great skiing season at this medium mountain resort.

Lac d’Aiguebelette

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At the heart of the Avant Pays Savoyard and next to the Chartreuse Regional Natural Park, the Aiguebelette Lake opens the doors to its green paradise. Famous for the pleasant temperature of its water, averaging around 27 ° C in summer, the lake caters for inveterate bathers with its seven beaches and their facilities, visitors seeking serenity, and those seeking thrills: hiking, cycling, paragliding, canyoning, rowing, via ferratas ... this third French natural lake offers a fantastic program !

Lake Paladru

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Among the most legendary in the Isère, the Paladru Lake has created a true lifestyle through its cultural heritage, one that combines leisure and relaxation. Known as a site for archaeology and designated Lands of Arts and History, Paladru offers for all the family an extensive range of activities spread out around the lake: relaxing on the beaches, water sports (sailing, water skiing, diving...), hiking and horse riding trails with stunning views of the lake.

Saint Hilaire du Touvet

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On the outskirts of Grenoble, the plateau of the Petites Roches, a real balcony looking out over to the summits of the Gresivaudan, offers all the charm of a family mountain resort in the Chartreuse Regional Natural Park.

The Ruchère - domaine nordique

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Typical mountain villages, hamlets that spread out over the eastern slope of the Chartreuse. The Nordic area is made of cross-country ski runs and snowshoeing trails surrounded by vast meadows and woodlands.

St Bernard du Touvet

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Located on the plateau of the Petites-Roches, near the Chartreuse and dominated by the Dent de Crolles, St. Bernard en Touvet welcomes you, in summer and in winter, in a cottage gîte or a guesthouse

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