The beach in the mountains is at Chambon-sur-Lac! Pack your suitcase and come and enjoy this outstanding setting in Auvergne, with swimming, watersports, and nature all around!

Chambon Lake, a summer resort in the middle of Massif du Sancy

The promise of fabulous days on the banks of Chambon lake! Stay on a campsite, in a hotel or in rented accommodation near Chambon lake, amid beautiful natural surroundings.
Once you’ve settled in, head for the sandy beaches to unwind, take a dip in the clear, shimmering shallow water and make the most of the watersports and other activities.
For lunch or dinner, give in to temptation at one of the restaurants in Chambon-sur-Lac. Let the retailers guide your choice of souvenirs and other purchases.

Chambon Lake, Swimming and water activities

Chambon lake is a volcanic dam lake that formed after the eruption of the Tartaret Volcano in the neighbouring village of Murol. The vast, 60-hectare lake is 6 metres deep and dotted with islands.

It has facilities for bathing with its sandy beaches, watersports such as paddleboarding and canoeing, and of course fishing.

Added bonus

The Chambon lake beaches fly the Blue Flag! The Blue Flag is awarded as recognition of measures taken to preserve the environment and the quality of the water. 

Lake Chambon, swimming and nature activities

Lake Chambon, swimming and nature activities

The Chaudefour Valley National Nature Reserve

The Chaudefour Valley is one the three valleys of glacier of the Massif du Sancy. This valley of 820 hectares is listed since 1991 and very famous for its sharped dykes, rocks and volcanic veins, Rancune Tooth, Coq Crest or the Moine Needle. Come discover it, follow the path and enter in this beautiful amphitheater where nature, water, waterfalls are reigning and several vegetal and animal species are living.

The Reserve house

The house of the Nature Reserve of Chaudefour is here to do three essential missions: protect the management but also the discovery of the site to a large number of people. During all year long, the Reserve house organizes exhibits about Valley’s fauna and flora. The Valley also offers pedestrian outings escorted to discover, thanks to a guide, the particularities of this emblematic place of Sancy.

Water irrigates the all Chaudefour Valley

The Chaudefour Valley is full of springs. The most famous one is the Saint-Anne fountain which its reddish water is due to iron, soda and carbon contained in it.

Tips

A 1h30 walk from the Reserve house will lead you to the Sainte-Anne spring, located on the left before the bridge. Then, you will be able to walk at the heart of the Chaudefour Valley.

The Chaudefour Valley in Chambon-sur-Lac

The Chaudefour Valley in Chambon-sur-Lac

Chambon-sur-Lac, ideal destination for a family vacation

The Chambon Lake is the perfect place to go on family holiday. A sand beach allows children and parents to swim safely because during July and August beaches are supervised.
Locals love to do picnics here. Sat on grass or at picnic tables, it is the place for lunch break and pre-dinner drink!

Chambon-sur-Lac is also a starting point for many hikes punctuated by waterfalls, streams or volcanic peaks.

Discover

Added bonus

Take a little altitude and follow the path of the glacial cirque of Moneaux from the parking of Chambon des Neiges.

Breakfast on the terrace by the Lac Chambon with the family

Breakfast on the terrace by the Lac Chambon with the family

Family walk around Chambon-sur-Lac

Family walk around Chambon-sur-Lac

Breakfast on the terrace by the Lac Chambon with the family

Breakfast on the terrace by the Lac Chambon with the family

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