Belledonne Gîtes and Bed & Breakfast



« Steeped in natural beauty, mysterious, entrancing, luminous, and genuine, the Belledonne mountain range offers a setting above all expectations, to those who come to contemplate and appreciate its natural splendour. » L.Montico

The Belledonne range stretches over 60kms from north to south, between Grenoble and Chambéry. Overlooking the Grésivaudan valley, its highest peak reaches up to nearly 3000 meters (Grand Pic de Belledonne 2977m). Wild and picturesque, this brown and white ' Sierra' adorns the city of Grenoble with one of the most beautiful ornaments of the Isère Alps. A majestic rock barrier that represents the strength and unity of the resorts that nest in the heart of this mountain range.

Belledonne has two spa and health resorts, Allevard-les-Bains and Uriage-Les-Bains, three summer/winter ski and sports resorts, Chamrousse, the 7 Laux and the Collet d' Allevard, and two resorts specifically for Nordic skiing, at the Barioz and the Arselle.

Belledonne is multifaceted and offers countless cultural, sport related and leisure activities.

It’s natural and cultural heritage, the Pays d'Allevard, Theys and the 7 Laux, Uriage-les-Bains or Chamrousse are the promise of a total change of scenery. The “route des balcons” (a mountain ledge road) winding its way over 65kms, from small towns to villages, from villages to ski-resorts, offers a breathtaking view of the Grésivaudan valley, the Vercors and the Chartreuse.

The Val Gelon, the valley des Huiles, the valley des Villards and the Rivier d'Allemont occupy the other slope of Belledonne. You will enjoy discovering these landscapes, the local inhabitants and their typical way of life.

Lac du Bois Français

Come and experience a real energy boost, only a few minutes from Grenoble, in the heart of a truly exceptional natural site. There are various lakes at the Bois Français recreational centre, catering to all tastes, and yet still retaining their specific mountain character. Boardsports enthusiasts can perfect their water-skiing and wakeboarding at Lake Chartreuse or their rowing and canoeing on Lake Vercors.Nature lovers will find their haven surrounded by the flora and fauna of Belledonne’s natural lake.


Situated next to Grenoble and the Massif de l'Oisans along the famous Route Napoleon, the Domaine Départmental deVizille combines a prestigious natural and cultural heritage. While discovering the Vizille castle, cradle of the French Revolution, you can visit the Museum of the Revolution, its Animal Park and gardens.

Les 7 Laux


At the heart of Belledonne, with its 3 different sites, Pipay, Le Pleynet and Prapoutel, Les 7 Laux has become the 3rd most important skiing area in the Dauphiné, just 30 minutes from Grenoble and Chambéry by the A4 motorway. Thrilled children, tranquil parents, an introduction to winter sports and to the surrounding nature, daycare and nurseries… children are always warmly welcomed and well cared for. Situated on the sunny slopes of the Embruneraie (1900m), the HO5 snowpark, perfect for teen and adult fans of snowboarding, with its bumps, gaps, quarters and handrails.



Family friendly and easy access, discover the Chamrousse ski resort. Right next to Grenoble, enjoy your stay in a French gîte or B&B, explore the many activities the resort has to offer: walks, hiking or snowshoeing and of course Alpine or Nordic skiing.

Espace Nordique du Barioz

Located 30 minutes from Grenoble, the Espace Nordique du Barioz offers 52km of Nordic skiing trails (classic style and skate skiing) and beautiful itineraries for snowshoeing. There are a variety of landscapes: valley clearings, pastures and forests and you will enjoy the surrounding breathtaking panorama.

Le Collet d' Allevard


At the heart of Belledonne, between Grenoble and Chambery. A family resort with numerous activities and special installations for children. This convivial resort also proposes night skiing. An exceptional site for gliding and paragliding lovers, a 360 ° view on the Mont Blanc, the Bauges, the Chartreuse, the Vercors, the Mont Aiguille.

Lac de la Mirande

Near Allevard-les-Bains, a village specialised in health and spa, the Mirande Lake is located at the heart of an unspoilt mountain, its deep down wonders still kept secret by the local chamois and ibex. Come and relax in the shade on grassy beaches, for a picnic with family or friends. Swimming, hiking trails, playground for kids and activities await you in the heart of this peaceful haven.

Lac de la Terrasse

At the foot of Belledonne, facing the Chartreuse, the Terasse Lake is organized into two areas: an area for relaxation in the woods, a delight for fishermen and families, and a beautiful fine sandy beach.

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