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Lac de Vassivière

Lac de Vassivière, 87120 Beaumont-du-Lac, France

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About Lac de Vassivière

The Vassivière lake is a French artificial lake of 9.76 km, which was created by building a dam on the Maulde to the release of his valley framed by two hills, at the place ideal for building a dam. The largest body of water in Limousin and one of the largest artificial lakes in France, it is located northwest of the Millevaches plateau, in a thick forest, separated in two by the departments of Creuse and of Haute-Vienne, and near theCorrèze.

Attractions near Lac de Vassivière

Plateau de Millevaches14.81km from Lac de Vassivière

The Millevaches plateau , sometimes called “Limousin mountain”, is a large French granite plateau located in New Aquitaine , in the historic Limousin , of which it constitutes the highest part. It extends for the most part over a large north-eastern quarter of the Corrèze department , also occupies the southern quarter of the Creuse and overflows on the extreme south-east of Haute-Vienne .

Puy de Sancy78.55km from Lac de Vassivière

Puy de Sancy is a French mountain, the highest mountain in the Massif Central, and the highest of volcanic origin in Metropolitan France. It is part of an old stratovolcano that has been inactive for about 250,000 years. One of the nice trekking destinations and also camping sites too. Accessible during the summer season either via cable car or a path with 864 steps, the summit offers a magnificent view of the unspoiled landscapes of the Dore.

Vulcania82.45km from Lac de Vassivière

Vulcania is a volcano theme park with more than one trick up its sleeve. Immersive and fun with something for visitors of any age, it can be found in the very heart of the Chaîne des Puys, a chain of extinct volcanoes in the Auvergne. It is an educational French amusement park and museum with a volcano theme.

Château de Hautefort82.73km from Lac de Vassivière

The Château de Hautefort is a French château and gardens located in the town of Hautefort in the Dordogne. The castle was originally a medieval fortress that was reconstructed in the 17th century, and embellished with a jardin à la française. In 1853, the landscape architect, Count of Choulot, redesigned the gardens, adding a landscape garden, geometric flower gardens, topiary gardens imitating the domes of the château, and a long tunnel of greenery.

Parc naturel régional des Volcans d'Auvergne83.99km from Lac de Vassivière

The Auvergne Volcanoes Regional Natural Park is the largest Regional Natural Park in mainland France. This vast territory suitable for hiking includes four volcanic massifs, which are the chain of Puys, the Monts Dore, the Cézallier, and the Monts du Cantal, as well as an old granite plateau that is Artense. One of the nice trekking destination and also a nice camping spot too.

Puy-de-Dome88.67km from Lac de Vassivière

The 1,465-metre-high Puy de Dôme is the symbol of the département and the highest volcano in the Chaîne des Puys mountain range. Part of the Monts Dôme range in the heart of the Massif Central mountain region, around 15km from the city of Clermont-Ferrand, this high peak is a designated "Great Site of France" and can be reached by foot via a Roman path. are ruins of a Gallo-Roman temple dedicated to Mercury, a meteorological observatory and a visitor information centre in the summit.

Where is Lac de Vassivière

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The Nouvelle-Aquitaine region is the largest region of France with an area of 84,035.7 kilometer square. Tourism is an important sector in a region with significant assets, starting with a mild and sunny climate, wine tourism, many heritage sites, sandy beaches for surfers, and mountains for skiers.