The Combrailles has many lakes where you can swim. We are lucky that we also own three in our domain.
But there are many other lakes including a few very large ones that are more than worth a visit and whether or not with some more recreational entertainment such as canoeing, pedalos etc.
Etang Philippe near St. Gervais d'Auvergne, 2 minutes away by car. Lake with a beach, fitness center, hiking and fishing opportunities.
Etang des Planches at St. Christine, 5 minutes away by car. Beautiful lake with a beach, picnic tables, hiking and fishing opportunities and a playground.
Etang de Chancelade at Charensat; 30 minutes away by car. Large lake (132 ha!). Presence of a snack bar / terrace by the lake.
Approximately 30 minutes by car to the town Confolant you will find a large lake which is actually no more but where the river Sioule is very wide making it look like a lake. A place with plenty of water sports facilities (also rent surfboards etc.). Enjoy swimming, walking, fishing etc. A lake with a beautiful sandy beach and a fenced swimming area. The view of the wooded hills is beautiful!
30 minutes by car in the direction Menat flows also the beautiful river Sioule. At the town of Menat you can board a beautiful canoe trip (various distances and levels of difficulty possible). You will be picked up again with a van and brought back to your car.
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