Lac de Vouglans
Natural Site

Lac de Vouglans


Lake Vouglans, 35 km long, is the 3rd largest reservoir in France. When the dam was built in 1968, the lake flooded the Ain valley.

With its emerald waters, a perfect illustration of the name of our region, Lac de Vouglans is a wonder to behold, whatever the season.

On foot or by mountain bike, over 150km of signposted footpaths await you, allowing you to get up high and admire the lake.
From easy family walks to medium/difficult hikes for the more experienced, there's something for everyone.

Swimming is permitted on 3 beaches:

Bellecin beach
This is close to the Bellecin sports centre (Orgelet) and the Vouglans sailing club.
This sandy beach with shaded lawns is supervised in July and August, and has access to drinking water, a first-aid post and WCs. The beach is accessible to the disabled.

Surchauffant beach
This beach, just 5km from Orgelet, is right next to the Pont de la Pyle, which crosses Lac de Vouglans. You'll find fine sand and shaded grassy areas. The beach is supervised in July and August.
This beach is close to the Surchauffant campsite and has picnic tables, a restaurant, a snack bar, a cruise boat and a water-ski club.

Mercantine beach
In the commune of Maisod, the Mercantine beach is the perfect place to enjoy the pleasures of the beach and water sports on Lake Vouglans.
Hire a boat, paddle, canoe or pedalo and set sail on the waves of the great green snake.

Lac de Vouglans

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