Nature lovers, welcome to the unspoilt wilderness of the lake of Remoray. Armed with binoculars, this is a great place to walk and observe the local wildlife and vegetation. In other words, to marvel at the wonders of nature, and visit the Maison de la Réserve visitor centre to become even more mindful towards this beautiful site which is vulnerable in many ways. Families are also welcome here, to make the most of the beach (with lifeguards) and the outdoor activities centre. Fancy staying for a few days? Then check out our selection of campsites and hotels in the area.
Remoray lake and nature reserve
Smaller and more discreet than the neighbouring Saint-Point lake, tne lake of Remoray has a charm of its own! Still wild and unspoilt, for over 40 years it has benefited from the status of national nature reserve, proof of its great biological wealth. Here between the marshes, peat bogs, forests and meadows, you can observe:
over 200 species of birds
around 1,300 insect species
42 species of mammals including the iconic lynx, as well as foxes and badgers
Don't forget your binoculars, because this is a choice spot for observing coots, great crested grebes, ring-necked ducks, teals and many other waterfowl!
The best place to walk to soak up the peace and quiet of this wilderness? The tiny lake of La Seigne adjoining that of Remoray. An itinerary has been built to accommodate pushchairs all the way around the lake, which is teeming with ducks and other waterfowl, while the surrounding forests and meadows are home to our beloved Montbéliarde cows.
Labergement Sainte-Marie outdoor activities centre
It's quite possible to indulge in the pleasure of swimming in Remoray lake without disturbing the local plant and wildlife. Although the banks of the lake are protected under strict rules, there is nevertheless a small beach where lifeguards are on duty in summer. This enchanting spot is ideal for those who want to take a dip or laze on the beach. To complete the picture, there's a small and very pleasant recreation area with play features, a picnic table and even a football pitch. There's no chance of the children getting bored here!
A lovely walk at La Seigne lake
Sandy beach at Remoray lake
The must-see photo spot
A bench, a tree and a view that's eternal and yet bathed in a different light each season and at each time of day... Photography enthusiasts, take note!
The 2 Lakes panoramic viewpoint
This panoramic viewpoint can be reached on foot or by car and overlooks an ecosystem patchwork of meadows, peat bogs, forests and, of course, the 2 lakes, Remoray and Saint-Point.
The picture wouldn't be complete without at least a quick look at the nearby lake of Saint-Point. This expanse of water that used to overflow into Remoray lake is now the third biggest natural lake in France.
If you're looking for a lively spot to have some fun, this is the place to go for swimming, sailing, canoeing and pedalos!