Selected because this small family-run site 900m high in the heart of the Chartreuse National Park offers exceptional panoramic views. The Chamechaude a wonderful grey rocky mountain peak 2,082m high presides majestically over the site. It is located between Grenoble and Chambéry, in the grounds of an old Carthusian farmhouse. You are welcomed to this peaceful, relaxing site by a pretty flowery entrance and a variety of different trees. The roads are pebbled not tarmaced. St. Pierre occupies a unique spot at a crossroads to four pretty valleys and is a starting point for numerous hikes and walks. It is also a great area for caving and attracts several caving groups.

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St Pierre-de-Chartreuse 3km. Grenoble 23km. Voiron 26km. Chambéry 39km.

Grid reference

N 45° 19' 34 E 05° 47' 51





Tour operators

No tour operators.

Suitable for

Nature lovers and walkers.


Accommodation description

Four two bedroomed mobile homes for 4/6 persons.
Three very attractive regional style wooden chalets, hand built by the owner, very comfortable and beautifully appointed - sleep up to 5. Tents on stilts for 1/2 persons with bike shelter and eating area underneath.

Pitch description

Flat, grassy pitches, divided by trees. Pitches round edge of site are larger and hedged up to 130m². In the middle, the pitches are smaller but more open.

Pitch size

100 (92 touring)

Hook up

6 or 10 amps - 87 pitches. Water & drainage - none.

Motorhomes information

Motorhome service point, 5 hardstanding pitches. Need transport to visit area.

Activities Onsite

Activities on site

Boules pitch. Children's play area which is looking a bit old. Games room with table tennis and table football. Adventure park in the trees, tennis and mini-golf 1.5km


No organised entertainment. Nearby in village: paragliding training, via ferrata, mountain biking and caving.

Swimming pool types

Heated, Baby Pool

Activities Offsite / Places to Visit


270km of marked out walking paths. Magnificent Carthusian monastery of La Grande Chartreuse in St. Pierre. The wonderful waterfalls in the Cirque de St Même. Voiron with its medieval churches and the Chartreuse liqueur distillery.

Sports and Activities

Cycling, Walking

Campsite Rules

Pets allowed


Campsite Facilities


Small shop selling basics and local artefacts. Attractive bar/snack with lovely hand carved wooden surfaces. Library. Barbecues allowed. Dogs accepted. Hotel/Restaurant 50m.

Motorhome service point


Swimming pool information

Attractive good-sized pool for swimming 14m x 7m Paddling pool 6m x 4m. Sun terrace with sun loungers - open June to Sept.

Sanitary facilities information

Two modern well maintained toilet blocks in pretty stone-faced building, attractively tiled. Separate ladies and gents toilets but unisex push button temperature controlled showers and wash cubicles. Some are family rooms with showers and washbasins together and have hooks, shelf, rail and a stall. Disabled facilities. Baby room. Chemical waste point. Laundry facilities.

Campsite Directions


From the A48 take exit 12 or13 at Voreppe and follow the D520A and then D520 towards Saint Laurent du Pont. In St Laurent turn right onto the D520B to Saint Pierre-de-Chartreuse and at "La Diat", take the D512 to Col-de-Porte. The campsite entrance is on your left in the hamlet of "La Martinière".

Contact Information

Telephone Number


Camping de Martinière Route du Col de Porte D512 38380 St Pierre-de-Chartreuse

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Email Address

[email protected]

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