During the long and dark days of winter, few are those who are not nostalgic for the sunny days and the heat. But when summer (and its sometimes scorching temperatures) comes to the fore, things get tougher!

Il y a d’un côté la team “maman, il fait trop chaud pour sortir” et de l’autre la team “contre vents et marées, je profiterai de cette journée !”. Si vous faites plutôt partie de la team numéro 2, voici quelques idées d’activités “fraîcheur”…


Exotic Island at Walibi Park

The brand new cool zone of the park is open: Exotic Island! There are water games here for a refreshing break in a Pacific Island atmosphere, without even having to put on your bathing suit! See you at the Tiki Academy…

Walibi Rhône Alpes Park


The Vallée Bleue leisure center in Montalieu-Vercieu

The Vallée Bleue is a concentration of leisure activities in one place. But when it's (very) hot, it's the aquapark that has the most success! Also find several activities to practice on the Rhône: pedal boat, canoe, paddle, windsurfing, jet ski, flyboard...

Blue Valley Leisure Center


The Balme Caves

Admit you hadn't thought of that! And yet… the temperature inside the caves remains stable throughout the year, between 12 and 15°. A 100% natural and welcome air conditioning when it is 30° and more outside...

The Caves of La Balme


The Isle of the Greenhouse in Porcieu-Amblagnieu

For thrill seekers, there's nothing better than whitewater activities on Isle de la Serre: kayaking, hydrospeed, canoraft... Freshness and adrenaline guaranteed!

Surprise yourself in white water


Lake Vénérieu

A popular swimming spot for families where you can choose to have a picnic or enjoy lunch and/or dinner at the restaurant Au Près du Lac, which offers a pleasant view on the terrace… of the lake!

Vénérieu Lake


Sensitive Natural Areas (ENS)

Certains ENS offrent des espaces ombragés voire “frais” de part la nature même du lieu. Dans la catégorie sites où l’on aime profiter d’un instant “au frais”, mention spéciale à l’étang de Gôle, à la forêt de la Laurentière et à l’étang de Lemps… Pensez aussi aux animations gratuites accompagnées d’un guide nature !

Sensitive natural areas and classified nature reserves


The Rhône

Ah the Rhône... It's not necessarily the first idea that comes to mind and yet it has so much to offer: picnic spots on its banks, kayaking in the lônes or even a walk on the EnviRhôna path are all activities that have one thing in common: the king river.

The Rhône


Visits and walks in (semi) night

Storytelling walks at the end of the day and guided tours at night, that's a real good plan! Find all the dates not to be missed to prolong the day with a pleasant moment in the fresh air.

Follow the leader…



And culture in all this? Even if they are not necessarily equipped with air conditioning, it is often cool there because the museums are for the most part installed in old stone or adobe buildings, which naturally keep it cool. Smart, right?




Paintings, sculptures, photographs, the various exhibition spaces present the work of artists from yesterday and today...

All the events



About Gaelle

Naturally curious, I like to explore our beautiful territory and share my experiences and tips with our visitors. Enjoying a bike ride and recharging your batteries in the heart of our Sensitive Natural Areas are my favorite activities!

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