From Eymoutiers, a village on the edge of the Parc Naturel Régional de Millevaches, a small road leads through wild countryside to Lac de Vassivière, a reservoir built just after the Second World War. Often likened to an inland sea, the lake covers over 1,000 hectares of crystal-clear waters which originate on the high Plateau de Millevaches. Ideally situated at the heart of Limousin, so in the centre of France, it is a wonderful place to enjoy fishing, water sports, sailing and boating.
Lac de Vassivière for fishing and water sports
The lake has a good variety of fish and is on the way to becoming one of the best fishing spots in France for predatory fishing. Every year in November a team predatory fishing competition is held which anyone can take part in. At Vassivière there are no restrictions or charges for cruising on the lake with more than 500 moorings spread over 5 ports. Sports fans can go wakeboarding, paddle-boarding, water skiing, sailing, windsurfing and canoeing, while families relax on the beaches (lifeguard presence) or pretty little coves against the backdrop of forest greenery. Go walking, mountain biking or horse riding on the 30km of paths which wind their way around the lake through rolling countryside of woods and moorland, shoreline and hilltops, boardwalks and granite bridges, and across the dam itself. A truly idyllic setting.