Why you should visit Vassivière lake...

One of the largest man-made lakes in France is in the north-west of the Millevaches Regional Nature Reserve, just an hour away from Limoges. It’s the perfect destination for peace and quiet, thrills, entertainment and a great big bowl of fresh air amidst preserved nature. Here are 4 good reasons why you should come to Vassivière, to get away from it all
1. For its Canadian feel

With its forested landscapes, islands and peninsulas, you would almost think you’re on the other side of the Atlantic! Whether you enjoy walking, biking or sailing, the lakeside trail runs for nearly 30 km, taking you deep into the wilderness to experience the tranquillity of this special place.

Why you should visit Vassivière lake...
1. For its Canadian feel

With its forested landscapes, islands and peninsulas, you would almost think you’re on the other side of the Atlantic! Whether you enjoy walking, biking or sailing, the lakeside trail runs for nearly 30 km, taking you deep into the wilderness to experience the tranquillity of this special place.

2. For its contemporary art centre

At Vassivière, art and culture come together thanks to exhibitions hosted by the International Centre of Art and the Landscape. The artists whose work is showcased here all get their inspiration from the land. 60 and some pieces are exhibited here, not only on the walls of the International Centre of Art and the Landscape, but also outdoors, making this an essential part of Limousin cultural life.

3. For its water sports

With 1,000 hectares of water, beaches and harbours, Vassivière is also a coastal resort! There is a sailing school offering lessons in kayaking, stand-up paddle boarding, windsurfing, wake boarding, water skiing... and many other sports! The calm waters of the lake are also an open invitation to swimmers.

Why you should visit Vassivière lake...
3. For its water sports

With 1,000 hectares of water, beaches and harbours, Vassivière is also a coastal resort! There is a sailing school offering lessons in kayaking, stand-up paddle boarding, windsurfing, wake boarding, water skiing... and many other sports! The calm waters of the lake are also an open invitation to swimmers.

Why you should visit Vassivière lake...
4. For its fun and fantasy

Sport, culture, exhibitions... you’ll also find that Vassivière Lake hosts many events.

La Déjantée is one of its most famous sports events. This obstacle course is open to all and promotes doing your best and helping other. Vassivière also hosts the French Wild Swimming Cup and the "Régate de la Porcelaine" sailing regatta, among many other events.

Do not miss the many festivals held here: Festival des Bobines Rebelles (June), Festival Destination Ailleurs on Vassivière Island (July/August), Festival Folie Les Mots and ‘Paroles de Conteurs’ Vassivière intercultural story-telling festival (August).

Getting to Vassivière 

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