The exotic emerald-green lake of Vouglans is the perfect place for summer activities, with its ports, beach facilities, equipment rentals and a dam, all in an exceptional environment.

The 3rd biggest manmade lake in France

Perched 430 metres above sea level somewhere between Lons-le-Saunier and Saint-Claude, Vouglans Lake stretches for 35km, offering 35km of emerald-green water and a playground of choice for those summer activities.

Coucher de soleil lac de Vouglans
CRT Bourgogne-Franche-Comté
Coucher de soleil lac de Vouglans CRT Bourgogne-Franche-Comté
Lac de Vouglans vert emeraude
M.COQUARD et E.DETREZ Bestjobers / Bourgogne-Franche-Comte Tourisme
Lac de Vouglans vert emeraude M.COQUARD et E.DETREZ Bestjobers / Bourgogne-Franche-Comte Tourisme
Barrage de Vouglans
Alain DOIRE / Bourgogne-Franche-Comté Tourisme
Barrage de Vouglans Alain DOIRE / Bourgogne-Franche-Comté Tourisme
Vue entre les arbre sur le lac
Sandrine Baverel / Bourgogne-Franche-Comté Tourisme
Vue entre les arbre sur le lac Sandrine Baverel / Bourgogne-Franche-Comté Tourisme

A vast playground in the great outdoors

Relaxing, sailing, fishing, swimming, anything goes here. The vast range of leisure activities will delight holidaymakers and watersports fans. Rent a pedalo, canoe or paddleboard, try water skiing, or embark for a lake cruise aboard the Louisiane.

Vouglans Lake is also a top fishing spot. Zone A in the northern part of the lake is set aside exclusively for anglers. The enthusiastic fish population includes carp, pike and zander.

For those who prefer to admire the lake's beauty from the footpaths, there are more than 82km of lakeside trails that can be covered on foot or by bike.

 

The engulfed village of Vouglans Lake

Did you know?

People often talk about the "engulfed village of Vouglans Lake" but, in actual fact, the construction of Vouglans Dam in 1968 led to the ruins of the Vaucluse Charterhouse being submerged. Legend has it that if you dive into the water, you can see the top of the steeple of this 12th-century abbey which was built by Carthusian monks.

Relaxation

Make the most of the beach facilities

Vouglans Lake features 3 sandy beaches with shady grass areas and lifeguarded bathing in summer, where you can come and go as you please and even have a picnic! So make the most of the beaches of Mercantine, Bellecin and Surchauffant.

Places to stay near the lake

En résumé
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Coucher de soleil lac de Vouglans CRT Bourgogne-Franche-Comté
Lac de Vouglans vert emeraude M.COQUARD et E.DETREZ Bestjobers / Bourgogne-Franche-Comte Tourisme
Barrage de Vouglans Alain DOIRE / Bourgogne-Franche-Comté Tourisme
Vue entre les arbre sur le lac Sandrine Baverel / Bourgogne-Franche-Comté Tourisme