Nantua Lake

Travel Guide - Holidays & Tourism in the Ain

Tourism > France > Rhône-Alpes > Ain > Nantua Lake
Nantua Lake - Tourism in the Ain

Surrounded by mountains with limestone cliffs, Nantua Lake in Haut-Bugey is a stretch of water of glacial origin, covering 141 hectares and supplied by many springs. Ideal for nautical leisure activities, its deep water ranges from blue to dark green in colour and is suitable for fishing, sailing and pedalo boating, as well as bathing. Bathing is supervised in the summer - in July and August - at the water sports centre.

Not far from the lake, in Nantua town centre, be sure to take a tour of the Abbey Church of St. Michael, with its high altar adorned with marble angels, a famous painting by Eugène Delacroix depicting the martyrdom of St. Sebastian, and its 19th-century organ by Nicolas-Antoine Lété.

During your stay in Nantua, remember to try the famous local speciality, pike dumplings...with Nantua sauce!

Please vote:

Link to this page
Back to the guide of the Ain

ADDITIONAL INFORMATION

The lake seen from the Parkway East (© Jean Espirat)The lake seen from the Parkway East (© Jean Espirat)
 
Walk East (© Jean Espirat)Walk East (© Jean Espirat)
Lake seen from Belvedere urban (© Jean Espirat)Lake seen from Belvedere urban (© Jean Espirat)
 
Lake seen from Belvedere (© Jean Espirat)Lake seen from Belvedere (© Jean Espirat)
Lake seen from Belvedere urban (© Jean Espirat)Lake seen from Belvedere urban (© Jean Espirat)
 
Abbey Saint-Michel (Jean © Espirat)Abbey Saint-Michel (Jean © Espirat)
Nave of the Abbey of Saint-Michel (Jean © Espirat)Nave of the Abbey of Saint-Michel (Jean © Espirat)
  

PLAN YOUR STAY

Find
Near your destination

LOCALISATION IN THE AIN

RELATED ARTICLES - NANTUA LAKE

Nantua travel guide and tourist information
Churches and cathedrals: treasures of France’s religious heritage
Lakes, rivers and canals for water sports and boat trips
Best places of the Ain
Best places of Rhône-Alpes
Photos of the category "Nantua lake" to view and download
Photos of the Ain to view and download
Photos of Rhône-Alpes to view and download

TRAVEL & HOLIDAYS IN THE AIN

Vacation rentals in the AinBed & Breakfasts in the AinCampsites in the Ain
Hotels in the AinRestaurants in the AinLeisure activities in the Ain
Travel insuranceFlight to FranceCar rental in France
Park & Suites Elégance Genève-Ferney Voltaire
Located on France and Switzerland’s border, Park & Suites Elégance Genève-Ferney Voltaire is 10 minutes from central Geneva. It offers an outdoor swimming...
Ain
Résidence la Réserve Genève Ferney Voltaire
Located near the Swiss border, the hotel features a privileged location among the peace and quiet of the countryside just...
More information
Bed & Breakfasts Directory
Directory of quality Bed & Breakfasts in Ain
Rental Cars
Book your car at exceptional price
Finest Restaurants
The best restaurants, access map and information
Best-priced flights
Compare flight prices in one click