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Parks and conservation areas

For those hooked on fishing (no puns intended!), ramblers, or those wishing to have a picnic or to enjoy a break.

Parc et jardins du Château de Jarcieu

The gardens of the castle in Jarcieu take you through a journey from the middle ages to the 19th century. Extraordinary trees, a vegetable and herb garden as well as a flower garden can be found all along the interactive guided tour which also takes in the castle and the fine ceramic museum.
Château de Jarcieu 151 route de St Suplice 38270 Jarcieu
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Espace naturel sensible de la Tourbière des Planchettes

This type of wetland is a treasure trove of great environmental wealth especially in terms of a flora very rare in the Isere county and the Alps region. There is a fact finding 2 hour walk along a marked track for you to enjoy.
38870 Saint-Pierre-de-Bressieux
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Parc du Chateau de Bresson

The 'French garden' is part of this property hosting a large farming domain. This garden is outstanding for the simplicity of its lines and its hornbeam bordered maze that overlooks the farmed fields. There are also a sundial and a pond.
Château de Bresson 494 montée des murs 38270 Moissieu-sur-Dolon
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Espace naturel sensible de l'étang de Montjoux

Designated as an Environmentally Sensitive Area, this site is home to remarkable fauna and flora including purple heron, grey heron, northern pintail,
great-crested grebe, kingfisher, marsh fern...
38440 Saint-Jean-de-Bournay
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Springs of Canel

Springs of Canel in Semons (les Sources de Canel). A Garden tended with passion. Its 800 m2 of manicured greenery and beautiful foliage frame a stunningly natural-looking man-made pond. Zen garden, contemporary décor, carefully trimmed trees and a fresh and colourful kitchen garden.
160 chemin du Goubet 38260 Semons
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Parc Allivet

Large public garden just a stone's throw from the city centre. 100 year old trees, A duck pond, skating rink, children's games... everything you need to relax.
Chemin des Meunières 38260 La Côte-Saint-André
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Parcours découverte de l'étang de Chanclau

Close to the town. Fishing, picnic area with wheelchair accessible picnic tables, educational path about the local fauna and flora..
Etang de Chanclau 38590 Saint-Étienne-de-Saint-Geoirs
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Espace naturel sensible Les fontaines de Beaufort

Listed as a 'Site of Special Scientific Interest', the 'Fontaines de Beaufort' have a footpath and footbridges over the small canals which will allow you to weave your way through this site which long served as a watercress farm. Open access all year.
chemin des fontaines 38270 Beaufort
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Parc Naturel de Chambaran

Both wild and welcoming this 500 acres site with its 35kms of walking paths will surely give you plenty of room to roam around in! You will be able to watch stags and deers, mountain goats, wild boars and many varieties of birds...
3200 Route de Revel 38870 Saint-Pierre-de-Bressieux
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La Ferme du Regardin

Discover the treasures of our local biodiversity: edible and medicinal wild plants, healing plants, ancient vegetable varieties... all grown in a preserved cob style farm house garden dating from the beginning of the 19th century.
360, chemin du Regardin 38260 Le Mottier
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Le Paradis Fouillis

Some 1000 plant, tree and shrub species over 10 acres. 'Poupette', the landlady, will open up the door of her garden to let you enjoy a visit!
63 avenue Aristide Briand 38260 La Côte-Saint-André
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