The lake provides a shimmering backdrop to the village of Nantua. In summer or winter, it is the place to be for lovers of the great outdoors looking to walk, swim or skate... Activities that you can enjoy to your heart's content!

 

On the boundary between Ain and Jura

Nantua Lake

It's great to find a lake when you want to cool off. But Nantua also refreshes your mind, thanks to the historic lakeside town of the same name. After 2 hours in the water, spend a further 2 hours visiting this town which will delight the whole family.

Discover Nantua

Nicolas GASCARD / Montagnes du Jura
Lac de Nantua Nicolas GASCARD / Montagnes du Jura
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Abbatiale et lac de Nantua de nuit

Abbatiale et lac de Nantua de nuit

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Aurélien Billois - BFC Tourisme
Lac de Nantua

Le lac de Nantua entouré par les contreforts du massif du Jura

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Ain Tourisme - BFC Tourisme
Se baigner au lac de Nantua Ain Tourisme - BFC Tourisme
Written by Dumas

Did you know?

Alexandre Dumas was inspired by Nantua Lake when he wrote in his book "Travel Impressions" (1834):

The lovely little lake of sapphire blue, encased like a jewel that nature fears it will lose

Around the lake

Follow the hiking trails

On foot or by mountain bike, there are many trails you can follow from the lake and into the mountains that "confine" it. Although this isn't high-mountain terrain, you'll reach sufficient altitude to enjoy an amazing panoramic view over the lake.

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Activities for all seasons

Besides watersports in summer (canoeing, pedalos, sailing), the lake is ideal for a refreshing break in spring when you can also visit the town of Nantua. With its bright colours and various mountain shadows on the lake, autumn is the perfect season for walkers who enjoy taking to the heights.

Things to see and do

Activities and sightseeing in the vicinity of Nantua Lake

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Lac de Nantua Nicolas GASCARD / Montagnes du Jura
Abbatiale et lac de Nantua de nuit

Abbatiale et lac de Nantua de nuit

Aurélien Billois - BFC Tourisme
Lac de Nantua

Le lac de Nantua entouré par les contreforts du massif du Jura

Aurélien Billois - BFC Tourisme
Se baigner au lac de Nantua Ain Tourisme - BFC Tourisme
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