For your accomodation, our campsite "La Virette" welcomes you all year long.
If you enjoy hiking and all outdoor sports, or if you want to visit Grenoble and stay in a quiet place, be welcome! Chartreuse deserves to be discovered... ;)
We come every day, once or twice, depends on seasons.
At this time, it's low season and the reception hours are shorter.
Every day, at evening time
During the summer
Two permanence per day, at mornig and evening time.
Be careful, in July and August, the campsite is often full, please think about booking!
Only 12 kilometers from Grenoble...
You want to visit the capitale of french Alps? Choose to stay in a quiet place and take the bus to reach Grenoble, no stress!
But so far away from the city!
Notice to fans of hiking, climbing, trailing: here you will find lots of activities to have fun.
And we'll will be very happy to give you advices concerning trekking rounds...
october 1st - april 30th
One adult more
Children under 18 years old (free for less than 3 years)
Electricity (10 ampères)
|4€ from may the 1st to september the 30th||10€ from october the 1st to april the 30th|
Shower (for visitors)
Service terminal for camping-cars (100L)
2€ CB only
Name "Camping la Virette"
City/ZIP 38700 LE SAPPEY EN CHARTREUSE
Please contact us! We will answer as soon as possible.
Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday and Friday: 10.00-12.30, 4.30-7.30
Saturday 8.30-12.30, 4.30-7.30
You will find some biologic bread there.
We have 5 restaurants in the village. Four of them are in the village, next to the campsite (Monsieur madame, le Café de la place, la Grange, les Skieurs). The last is up on the montain with a great view, you can reach it by e very small road (6 kms) or during an hiking round (le restaurant du Saint-Eynard).
There's also pizzas on wednesday, thursday, friday, saturday and sunday's evenings... We recommend! ;)
Next to the campsite, the Tourism office is open from wednesday to sunday.
They will help you to improve your holiday!
The Chartreux are very famous and legendary here. They used to live in our mountains since one thousand years, apart from the modern world, in absolute silence. They're also famous for the very strong green liqueur they make, called "Chartreuse" like our montains. You can visit the museum about their monastic lives at Saint-Pierre de Chartreuse, go for a small walk arround the monastery, and visit the museum of the liqueur "Chartreuse" in Voiron.
Grenoble is a 200.000 inhabitants city. With about 80.000 students, the atmosphear there is quite young and dynamic, lots of music, theater, and culture (the Musée de Grenoble has a very nice permanent collection of paintings).
Start by taking the cable-car to reach the "bastille" to get a panoramic view on the city...
You can get there by bus from the village.
In summer, you can reach the alp of the "Charmant Som" by car. You will find there the cheese made there, a restaurant, and a wonderful landscape.
You can just stay there and enjoy, or, for the most sporty, from the parking you can reach the submit in 45 minutes hiking. From the submit, the view is panoramic and you can see the Montblanc and a big part of french Alps.
In winter, that's still a beautiful place for hiking and cross country skiing.
Our village is surrounded by montains: the "Saint-Eynard", the "Ecoutoux", the "Pinéa", and the most beautiful one: "Chamechaude", which is the biggest mountain of Chartreuse. Its altitude is 2082 meters high. You can see all this montains from te campsite.
We will be happy to help you choose which hike is right for you! In any case, good hiking shoes are required.