Just 20 minutes’ drive south of Chez Jallot you will find one of France’s largest man-made lakes, Lake Vassivière, nestled within the hills and forests. As well as having secluded coves and beaches, it offers those with a nautical inclination the opportunity to sail, water-ski and participate in other nautical activities. Boats, canoes and paddleboards can all be hired enabling you to explore the more remote parts of the lake.
Regattas are organised by the Club Nautique de Vassiviere and details of their agenda is available on their website.
Boats and windsurfer can be hired from the Nautic Club Limousin who are based at Vauveix at the Lac de Vassiviere.
Canoe-Kayak Vassiviere has a number of bases around the Lac de Vassiviere from which you can hire canoes, kayaks and paddle-boards at very reasonable prices of between €10 and €35 depending upon how many people and for how long. These bases can be found at;
- Auphelle beach - canoe, kayak & mountain bike hire
- Pierrefite beach – canoe, kayak & mountain bike hire
- Nergout beach – canoe, kayak & paddle-board hire
- Broussas beach – canoe, kayak, paddleboard & mountain bike hire
Boat rental prices from Nautic Club Limousin can be downloaded in PDF format.
The following Tourist Office links provide further information on nautical sports options in the Creuse.
Boat Berths - Masgrangeas (Vassiviere Lake)
Sailing School(Vassiviere Lake)
Boat Berths - Broussas (Vassiviere Lake)
Boat Berths - Vauveix (Lac de Vassiviere)
Water Ski Club - Auchaize (Lac de Vassivière)