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!

On the one hand there is the team “mum, it's too hot to go out” and on the other the team “against winds and tides, I will take advantage of this day! ". If you are more part of team number 2, here are some ideas for "fresh" activities...


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…

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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...

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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...

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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!

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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!

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Sensitive Natural Areas (ENS)

Some ENS offer shaded or even “cool” spaces due to the very nature of the place. In the sites category where you like to take advantage of a “cool” moment, special mention to the Gôle pond, the Laurentière forest and the Lemps pond... Also think about the free activities accompanied by a natural guide!

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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.

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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.

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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?

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

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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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