Great days are expecting you near the Chambon Lake! Prepare yourself lolling on the beach in a magnificent place, to swim into deep waters and to enjoy nautical and sportive activities.
Chambon lake can be found in the heart of a mountain corrie, between the Massif du Sancy, the Chaudefour Valley and Murol. It is a volcanic dam lake that formed after the eruption of the Tartaret Volcano. The vast, 60-hectare lake is shallow (6 metres) and dotted with islands. It is surrounded by lush greenery which is reflected in the water. Lying on the beach, it’s easy to imagine the beautiful walks to be had in the Chaudefour Nature Reserve unfurled right before your eyes!
Chambon lake has a seaside atmosphere and makes the perfect spot for a family holiday.
It’s perfectly safe to swim and there are lifeguards in July and August. The two beaches with facilities invite you to unwind or make your best ever sandcastle.
Not forgetting the host of watersports on offer, guaranteed to get you moving, with canoes, kayaks, paddleboards, sailing dinghies and pedalos.
This is the perfect place to enjoy an ice cream on the beach terrace or a picnic at the lakeside, staying out until the sun goes down.
The children can have fun in the sand. What a joy, no need for shoes with those sandy feet!
Chambon lake can also be experienced from the sky!
If you hear something gliding past very early in the morning or around sunset, fear not, it isn’t the monster from the lake! Look up, it’s a hot-air balloon.
For fishing enthusiasts, Chambon lake is a category 2 fishing site.
You can cycle or walk around the lake at any time of year, even with a pushchair.
This is truly a family-friendly walk. The path winds through the woods and along wooden walkways, opening onto the lakeside to offer views of the scenery and a chance to skim stones.
The walkways are fitted with wildlife observation points. Multiple fish, amphibians and reptiles live in these protected wetlands.
Did you know...?
A 4.5 km green cycle path runs along the lake and allows you to reach Murol safely.