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.
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.
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.
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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.