Water Sports

We recommend the following places for practising watersports or swimming.

Saut de La Brame (15 km.)

At the end of it's course, just before the Brame pours into the Gartempe, the river has to bridge a last level difference. This long series of little waterfalls is definitly worth a view. At the end the water is very shallow, and you can easily go into the Gartempe for a swim. There is also a meadow next to the river to rest and take a sunbath.

Saut de La Brame is only 15km. from the holidayhome, start going in the direction of Oradour-Saint-Genest and pass on to Thiat. In Thiat there are roadsigns pointing to Saut de la Brame.

La Voulzie, Lathus-Saint-Rémy(20 km.)

in Lathus-Saint-Rémy, at the banks of the river Vienne, a recreationcenter is build. This center doesn't only offer escorted canoe and kayak trips, but many more activities. Reservation on beforehand is needed. Just before the center there is a meadow where you can swim in the river.

Étang de Mondon (25 km.)

A smaller lake than St.-Pardoux only 25km. of La Dauge. This lake has 1 beach at the camping site of Mondon.

Adriers: Bases de loisirs chez Tony (30 km.)

A small lake with rental post, The beach is guarded in July and August and has a playground for children.

Lac de St.-Pardoux (35 km.)

A large lake on 35 km. of La Dauge. The 3 beaches are guarded and belong (partly) with a camping ground. Keep in mind, you may only swim on the guarded beaches!


  • Tennis
  • Basketballfield
  • Beach volleyball
  • playground
  • Bar


  • rowing boat rental
  • waterslides
  • Beach volleyball
  • playground
  • Bar/Restaurant (July & August)


  • rowing boat rental (July & August))
  • Beach volleyball
  • Basketbalfield
  • playingground
  • bar

Etang de Sagnat (35 km.)

In Bessines Sur Gartempe there is a lake of 22ha. At the guarded beach you can not only swim but also rent watertrycicles, canoes, kayaks and windsurfboards. On the beach there is a playground for the little children.

Plan d'eau Azerables (40 km.)

this lake close to La Souterraine has a sandy bothem and the water is very clean. Around the lake there is a playground and petanque field. From May till June fishing is permitted.

On the northern bank a birdwatchcenter is build where you can watch more than 127 species of birds. This center is opened year round.

A walk of 3.5km around the lake is also available .

Etang du cheix (45 km.)

Just past La Souterraine there is a guarded swimpond. At the beach there is a bar and playground.

Lac du pont-à-l'Age (50 km.)

If you like sailing you have to go to this lake. Also swimming, kayaking and canoeing is possible at the lake.