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Mayres-savel

117 inhabitants
48 km (29.8 miles) from Grenoble

History

When the dam was constructed on the Drac, Savel village was drowned. The neighbouring village Mayres generously married its name to Savel in memory of it.

The former bridge built on the Drac was destroyed in 1720 to protect the village of plagues.

Tourist attractions

Village on the Sénépy side (1769 m - 1934.6 yards), biggest mountain pasture in France (1000 head of cattle).

View on the Obiou (2790 m – 3051.2 yards), the Mont Aiguille (one of the 7th wonders of Dauphiné) and Vercors mountain range (Grand Veymont: 2341 m – 2560 yards).

30 km (18.6 miles) of marked pedestrian paths
Shady beach with strings games for children and public barbecues.
Bell tower (12th century – listed)
Savel castle ruins
Hot headwaters
A must see: « un travail », device made to shoe bullocks

Festivities and life

Village party in August with « lâché de peintres amateurs » (painting)
Sénépy mountain pasture celebration on the last Sunday of August
A guide for mountain pasture is available only for groups on demand. Tel: +33 (0)6 84 19 14 43

Accomodation

Rural inn

2 rooms among 1 for disabled people. Open the all year
4 km (2.5 miles) from the lake
Gisèle Martin
Le Bourg - 38350 Mayres-Savel
Tel: +33 (0)4 76 81 09 31

Camping + Taxis on the lakeside

12 HLL and 2 chalets
Open from April 1st to October 31st
Swimming pool, mountain bike rental, canoes, boats
Music animations in the summer
Plage de Savel - 38350 Mayres-Savel
Tel: +33 (0)4 76 81 14 79

Restaurant

Inn of Mayres-Savel

4 Km ( 2,4 miles ) from the lake.
Traditional communal dining (50 people) 
Le Village - 38350 Mayres-Savel
Tél. +33 (0)4 76 81 09 31

La Pergola (150 people)

Traditional dining, on the lakeside
Music animations in the summer
Open from April 1st to October 31st
Plage de Savel - 38350 Mayres-Savel
Tél. +33 (0)4 76 81 38 78

Informations

Contact

Town hall of Mayres-Savel
20 chemin de la Mairie - 38350 Mayres-Savel 
Tél. +33 (0)4.76.81.04.70

Opening on : 
Tuesday 14h - 17h 
Friday 9h-12h