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Lac de Vouglans - 4 Things to Know Before Visiting

Lac de Vouglans, 39270 Orgelet, France

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About Lac de Vouglans

The Lac de Vouglans is the reservoir of the hydro-electric power station at Vouglans on the River Ain in the département of Jura in the region of Franche-Comté in eastern France. The lake lies on Jurassic rock crushed into the north to south ridges by the Alpine orogeny. The lake is arranged for tourism with view-points scattered through the woods which cover the hillsides along its shores and places set up for bathing and boating.

Attractions Near Lac de Vouglans

Le Jura
Le Jura17.25km from Lac de Vouglans

The Jura Mountains are a sub-alpine mountain range a short distance north of the Western Alps and mainly demarcate a long part of the French-Swiss border. The mountain range gives its name to the French department of Jura, the Swiss Canton of Jura, the Jurassic period of the geologic timescale, and the Montes Jura of the Moon.

Le Hérisson
Le Hérisson19.27km from Lac de Vouglans

The Hedgehog is a river in the Jura massif, in France, in the French Jura Lakes Region and a tributary of the Ain, therefore a sub-tributary of the Rhône. The stream then joins the lower valley, jumping nearly 300 meters of vertical drop over 3 kilometers, constituting the Hérisson 2 waterfalls. Various belvederes and a walking path allow you to follow the successive falls.

Lac de Chalain
Lac de Chalain22.31km from Lac de Vouglans

This superb natural lake of glacial origin is fed by the Lac de Narlay and flows into the River Ain via the Bief d'OEuf. It is the most beautiful and impressive of all the Jura's lakes. It has also been the focus of national archaeological interest since digs in 1904 brought to light lakeside pile dwellings at the site. One of the nice locations for a picnic and also trekking is possible in these surroundings.

Lac d'Ilay
Lac d'Ilay22.75km from Lac de Vouglans

The lake Ilay is a natural glacial lake in the wild appearance. This lake will surprise you with its turquoise-colored surroundings on a clear day and its cliffs in the background. Swimming is prohibited here. Yo9u can enjoy the natural beauty and spend some time on the banks of this river. It is elongated in shape

Parc naturel régional du Haut-Jura
Parc naturel régional du Haut-Jura25.57km from Lac de Vouglans

The Haut-Jura Regional Natural Park is a mountain territory that covers the highest peaks of the Jura chain which was located on the borders of the two regions Franche-Comté and Rhône-Alpes. The park covers an area of 165,000 hectares of greenery and it offers a wide range of flora and fauna. Trekking is possible and the park welcomes you to the natural beauty of France and also it is a natural habitat for a wide range of wildlife also.

Les Tuffes
Les Tuffes30.31km from Lac de Vouglans

Tuffes mountain is a summit of 1,417 meters in altitude 1 in the Jura massif, above Les Rousses. It is located in the French commune of Prémanon. There are ski slopes and a TV relay. The Swiss Nordic Combined Championship was held there in 2002. The Jason Lamy-Chappuis stadium of the National Center for Nordic and Mid-Mountain Skiing, located in Les Tuffes, hosted the ski jumping, biathlon, and Nordic combined events of the 2020 Winter Youth Olympic Games.

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Discover More Attractions in Bourgogne-Franche-Comté, Where Lac de Vouglans Is Located


Bourgogne-Franche-Comté is a region of east-central France, created in 2016 through administrative reorganisation from Burgundy and Franche-Comté.It is well known for its rich history and diverse scenery, the region stretches from the rolling Burgundy wine country in the west, to the Jura mountains and Swiss border in the east.