The Vouglans lake

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The Vouglans lake - Tourism in the Jura

Situated at an altitude of 429 metres near Moirans-en-Montagne, the Vouglans lake is, with its 35 kilometres in length, the third biggest artificial water reservoir in France. Benefiting from an unspoiled environment, this magnificent turquoise lake surrounded by forests can be admired off several viewpoints. Besides its beauty, the lake is perfect for numerous water sports activities. Its three harbours, its three sandy beaches that are the Bellecin beach, the Mercantine beach and the Surchauffant beach, along with the vast range of leisure activities will without a doubt delight holidaymakers and watersports fans. Sailing, pedal-boating, canoe kayaking, windsurfing, water-skiing, fishing, swimming and boat trips are among the activities on offer. Hilking and mountain-biking is also possible, the shores of the lake offering 82 km of footpaths.

Not to be missed: the impressive Vouglans dam that was built in 1968 and measures 130 metres in height.

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Port Surchauffant and Bridge Pyle ( © Jean Espirat )Port Surchauffant and Bridge Pyle ( © Jean Espirat )
 
Side downstream of the lake, seen from the bridge of the Pyle ( © Jean Espirat )Side downstream of the lake, seen from the bridge of the Pyle ( © Jean Espirat )
 
Upper Lake, seen Surchauffant ( © Jean Espirat ) Side Side Upper Lake, given Surchauffant ( © Jean Espirat )Upper Lake, seen Surchauffant ( © Jean Espirat ) Side Side Upper Lake, given Surchauffant ( © Jean Espirat )
side Lake downstream, seen from the bridge of the Pyle ( © Jean Espirat )side Lake downstream, seen from the bridge of the Pyle ( © Jean Espirat )
 
Pyle Bridge, seen from Surchauffant ( © Jean Espirat )Pyle Bridge, seen from Surchauffant ( © Jean Espirat )
Boating Surchauffant and bridge Pyle ( © JE)Boating Surchauffant and bridge Pyle ( © JE)
 
Boating Surchauffant view bridge Pyle ( © JE)Boating Surchauffant view bridge Pyle ( © JE)
upstream side of the lake, seen from the bridge of the Pyle ( © Jean Espirat )upstream side of the lake, seen from the bridge of the Pyle ( © Jean Espirat )
 
beach Mercantine late September ( © Jean Espirat )beach Mercantine late September ( © Jean Espirat )
Beach Mercantine late September ( © Jean Espirat )Beach Mercantine late September ( © Jean Espirat )
 
Panorama of the lake, from a viewpoint East ( © Jean Espirat )Panorama of the lake, from a viewpoint East ( © Jean Espirat )
Lake downstream side, seen from a lookout East ( © Jean Espirat )Lake downstream side, seen from a lookout East ( © Jean Espirat )
 
upstream side of the lake, as seen from East lookout ( © Jean Espirat )upstream side of the lake, as seen from East lookout ( © Jean Espirat )
Lake Dam, seen from the viewpoint ( © Jean Espirat )Lake Dam, seen from the viewpoint ( © Jean Espirat )
 
Dam seen belvedere ( © Jean Espirat )Dam seen belvedere ( © Jean Espirat )
Grand meander spruce forests ( © Jean Espirat )Grand meander spruce forests ( © Jean Espirat )
 
Grand meander spruce forests ( © Jean Espirat )Grand meander spruce forests ( © Jean Espirat )
Panorama on the large meander ( © Jean Espirat )Panorama on the large meander ( © Jean Espirat )
 
Information on the dam ( © Jean Espirat )Information on the dam ( © Jean Espirat )
Information Lake Vouglans ( © Jean Espirat )Information Lake Vouglans ( © Jean Espirat )
  

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