Nautical information

Easy sailing

Here, everything is catered to welcome you in the best possible conditions : superb surroundings to sail between creeks, islands and capes, launches, 6 public marinas and 3 private ports, meaning more than 500 moorings for your boat around the lake.

Vassivière is first of all a lake with a dam made of hydro-electricity production. A tourist level relatively high is maintained during the summer season, bit out of this period, EDF resumes its production activity and the maintening of low-flow (water reserve to prevent any drought downstream).



EDF Hydro is carrying out reinforcement work on the access bridge to Vassivière Island

From September, EDF Hydro is carrying out reinforcement work on the access bridge to Vassivière Island.
The level of the lake will be lowered progressively during the month of September, to allow access to the lower parts of the bridge piers, to reach elevation 644 ( 6 meters below the normal lake elevation) on October 1. This low level will be maintained until January*.
>Be vigilant: EDF urges water users to remain vigilant. Areas that are usually drowned may appear dry, but the risk of getting stuck is real!
>Access to the banks difficult! The untied banks may make it difficult or impossible to launch boats and swim.
> Traffic pdisrupted: during the entire duration of the work, vehicular traffic will be severely disrupted on the bridge with the possibility of total cuts from 9am to 5pm on certain workdays.

The Auphelle and Boussas boat launches are accessible up to elevation 644 m – Inform yourself in real time about the lake level on the NIV’EAU
Access to the island is however possible and pedestrian traffic on the footbridge is maintained during this period.

*Work is nevertheless likely to continue beyond this date

Choose your launching dock :

Nergout, Vauveix, Pierrefitte but also Auphelle and Broussas, longer and more accessible all year long for the fishermen.

Let’s go, your boat has been launched…Vassivière is yours !

A petrol station is open 24h/24h for land and nautism at the Auphelle port.



on the lake

Launches and sailing are free on Vassivière lake, whether you are sailing with a combustion or electric engine boat, or on a sailboat.

The maximum speed is 20km/hour outside the motonautism areas. To access these two dedicated areas, report to the clubs who manage them.

Only jet skis are allowed.