In the heart of Doubs, Saint-Point Lake (also known as Malbuisson Lake) promises a worthy welcome.This is a real inland sea (but without the waves) that promises activities galore for both children and adults. Hiking or sunbathing? Sailing, swimming or a spot of meditation? You'll be spoilt for choice!

In the heart of Doubs

A little inland sea

As one of the biggest natural lakes in France, Saint-Point has nothing to envy of the seaside when it comes to sports activities and having fun... or simply relaxing at the lakeside. Here you'll find everything you need to spend a day beyond time, away from the summer crowds!

Lac Saint Point en hiver
Corinne Vasselet - BFC Tourisme
Lac Saint Point en hiver Corinne Vasselet - BFC Tourisme
Passerelle de Port Titi en automne
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Passerelle de Port Titi en automne Shutterstock
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Passerelle du lac Saint-Point Les Droners
Patin à glace sur le lac de Saint-Point
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Patin à glace sur le lac de Saint-Point

Couple de patineurs sur l'immense lac Saint-Point gelé

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Baignade au lac Saint-Point dans les montagnes du Jura
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Baignade au lac Saint-Point dans les montagnes du Jura Sandrine_Baverel__Bourgogne-Franche-Comte_Tourisme-BFC
Lac Saint-Point
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Lac Saint-Point Julie_Hann__Bourgogne-Franche-Comte_Tourisme

Myth and Legend

A few hundred metres from the banks of the lake is a resurgence known as the Source Bleue (blue spring). Legend has it that the springwater's blue tinge comes from tears that fell from the blue eyes of Berthe de Joux when she mourned the loss of her lover killed by Amaury III de Joux.

Port-Titi, the lakeside cabin village

On the edge of Saint-Point Lake there's a very picturesque little port (initially a fishing port) that could almost be one of those Canadian lake fishing ports that you see in the films... If you're in the vicinity, be sure to stop at this ideal picnic spot.

Practical info

Port Titi au bord du lac de Saint-Point
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Activities galore

Even if the purpose of your trip to Saint-Point Lake is to relax, why not take this opportunity to try something a little more energetic? For example, you could go canoeing, kayaking, sailing or even try a stand-up paddleboard.
Or for something quieter, early birds can spend the morning fishing before the swimmers arrive.

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The Indian summer experience

Saint-Point Lake in autumn

Make the most of the pleasant Indian summer on the banks of Saint-Point Lake. In autumn, a gentle breeze plays with the rustling leaves and the landscape is adorned with shimmering colours.

 

Découvrir le lac à l'automne

Sightseeing and exploring around the lake

Fonderie de Cloches
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Local craftsmanship

We highly recommend a visit to this extraordinary factory, the Charles Obertino bell foundry. You'll be amazed by this truly unusual profession and can even join a free workshop to learn how the metal is cast and the bells removed from the moulds. You'll be awe-struck by the molten metal, the extreme heat, the furnace and the incredible craftsmanship!

Discover the foundry

Organise your stay at Saint-Point Lake

En résumé
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Lac Saint Point en hiver Corinne Vasselet - BFC Tourisme
Passerelle de Port Titi en automne Shutterstock
Passerelle du lac Saint-Point Les Droners
Patin à glace sur le lac de Saint-Point

Couple de patineurs sur l'immense lac Saint-Point gelé

Alain Doire - BFC Tourisme
Baignade au lac Saint-Point dans les montagnes du Jura Sandrine_Baverel__Bourgogne-Franche-Comte_Tourisme-BFC
Lac Saint-Point Julie_Hann__Bourgogne-Franche-Comte_Tourisme
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Alain Doire