Vassivière lake

Vassivière lake

Vassivière lake is often compared to Canada because of its forest landscapes, islands and peninsulas. So why not try the experience by planning a holiday or a weekend in Vassivière?

A real seaside resort!

With more than 1,000 ha of water, several beaches including those of Broussas and Vauveix, several ports, Vassivière is THE accessible seaside resort in the heart of France. Moreover, the sector is subject to the coastal law. You can’t make that up….
With all its infrastructure and 47 kilometres of shoreline, one could doubt the efficiency of transportation. Not to mention the taxi boats that take you from one point of the lake to another for free. Once the car is installed, you are free to drive as you wish. Better yet, if you are on holiday on the spot, boat taxis also take your bike on board.
For your walks, cycling or morning jogging, the riverside trail runs along the lake for 30km. More modest, the 2.5 km-long trail interpreting the moorland of the puy de la Croix reveals landscapes shaped by man and retraces the history of agricultural life in the past.
As for sports activities, you will not be disappointed: sailing school, canoeing, stand up paddle, windsurfing, wake board, water skiing, swimming in open water, everything is possible in Vassivière!

Leisure and entertainment

It’s almost all year round! Sports, culture, exhibitions, workshops, the list of activities is long and varied. The site also includes several national events. In sport, we can only mention the SwimRun, the Vassivière half-marathon, the French Open Water Swimming Cup, the regattas, the Limousin crossing by mountain bike…

There are also many festivals. The Destination Ailleurs festival on the island of Vassivière in July and August, the Festival Folie les mots (Faux-la-Montagne), the intercultural festival of the Conte de Vassivière “Paroles de Conteurs” (in August on the island of Vassivière). Finally, the exhibitions organized at the International Centre for Art and Landscape make this place a must in the local cultural life.

Shoreline path around Lac de Vassivière (30km)

Here is a great idea for a hike, whether you are on foot, on a mountain bike or even on horseback, it is possible to take this magnificent hike: an original trail, discovering Vassivière Lake, shores and panoramas as far as the eye can see over nearly 30 km of adventure between woods and moors, banks and peaks, footbridges on piles, lake arms, flush dams and granite plank bridges. In addition to its main loop, there are also several variants, to extend the route and the discovery…

> More leisure activities…

Vassivière also concentrates leisure infrastructures that are not necessarily expected in this part of France, skate park, tree to tree park. Finally, we can’t talk about Vassivière without talking about fishing! Sandres, pike, trout, they are all there and waiting for you on a firm footing…

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“For me, Vassivière lake is a peaceful place, conducive to outdoor activities and a luxuriant nature, which offers visitors a real feeling of freedom!” 

Jérémie Boss, sports animator
The Vassiviere Lake

Let yourself be seduced

with pictures