For those hooked on fishing (no puns intended!), ramblers, or those wishing to have a picnic or to enjoy a break.
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
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 MottierRead more
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 BeaufortRead more
chapelle de la Salette 38270 Bellegarde-PoussieuRead more
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-BressieuxRead more
Designated as an Environmentally Sensitive Area, this site is home to remarkable fauna and flora including purple heron, grey heron, great-crested grebe, kingfisher, marsh fern...
38440 Saint-Jean-de-BournayRead more
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-BressieuxRead more
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-DolonRead more