Tourism and activities

All activities and tourism in the surroundings of La Paumanelle

On site or in the vicinity

  • Swimming pool, petanque
  • Mountain-biking and cycling, cycle paths (there is one passing by the house) to the Via Rhôna (bike trail)
  • Board games: scrabble, card games, hopscotch, draughts… reading in the library
  • Heritage and history: “weaver’s corner” or how our house links to the local silk industry heritage and the Dauphinois weavers’ museum
  • Walibi amusement park (5 min.) Les Avenières April-October.
  • Golf du Campanil in Corbelin: 9 holes
  • Hiking along sign-posted paths from Corbelin town centre and Dolomieu stadium. Sentier nature de la Bâtie Montgascon. More than 500 km sign-posted trails in the area ! Maps available on site.
  • Pond fishing (Tapon 10 min., Saint-Victor de Morestel 15 min., Romagnieu lake 15 min., Soleymieu 20 min., Guiers River 10 min.) Tourist Offices issue day permits for Isère and Savoie.
  • Mountain-biking, cycle trails, canoeing, hiking with Vertes Sensations in Saint-Genix sur Guiers and Pont de Beauvoisin.
  • Electric bikes available for rent at Saint Clair de la Tour, can be delivered on site.
  • Bike rental from Les Avenières Tourist Office.
  • Horse riding, Morestel Pony Club, Montcarra stud farm (10 min.)
  • Paragliding and tandem first flights at Aiguebelette as from the age of 6 (20 min.)
  • Gliding, flight training school at Morestel aerodrome (10 min.)

Snow sports

You will love the family-friendly resorts in Chartreuse, Vercors, Bugey and the Bauges. Together as a family you will enjoy cross-country and downhill skiing and snowshoeing surrounded by magnificent countryside. The small resorts in Ain and Savoie are a mere hour’s drive from La Paumanelle as are the Chartreuse ski domains.


Event calendar


  •  “Turripinades” at La Tour du Pin – music festival and traditional street shows
  • Big music festival in Morestel
  • “Nuits de Fourvières”, music festival in Lyon’s Roman theatre,throughout June and July





         Corbelin and vicinity


Morestel and vicinity

  • Morestel : the painters’ city and its historic Stendhal Itinerary, Paul Claudel’s castle (Brangues), botanical and ornithological trails (Courtenay)
  • Père Louis ostrich farm, Vezeronce-Curtin
  • Wine trail through Balmes Dauphinoises

Montalieu and vicinity

Crémieu and vicinity

Between Le Pont de Beauvoisin and Chartreuse mountain range

In an around Savoie


 Bourget lake and Aix les bains (yachting, diving, small cruises),

Hautecombe abbey


Discover city heritage together as a family or with a guide (more information is available at the Tourist Office


40 min. by car. This Savoie city is surrounded by mountains (Le Chat, Bauges and Chartreuse…) and near Le Bourget Lake.



In Isere, 1 hour by car. A city nestled in the midst of mountains such as Vercors, Belledonne, Chartreuse.


The Rhône regional capital with its legendary culinary heritage, 45 min. by car. Historic sites such as Croix Rousse and Fourvière give a panoramic view of the city.


This old town and its canals, dubbed the “Alpine Venice”, is well worth a visit. Located along the lakeshore at the foot of the Aravis and Semnoz mountains, this enchanting excursion is a mere hour away by car.