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Vassivière Lake walk

Hikes & walks in Beaumont-du-Lac

The lake trail follows the lake for 29 km but with the several side paths the walk is about 50 km long. A few footbridges enable the crossing of three of four peat bogs. Not shown on the map, in the centre of the lake is Vassivière Island, which is a 4-hour walk. There are a few animals there, an art centre, a place for refreshments and a documentation centre with information about the dam and the hydroelectric plant.

Description sheet

Departure municipalityBeaumont-du-Lac
Outing typeHike
Recommended periodfrom january to december
Kilometres29 km
Altitude upon departure650m


From Beaumont-du-Lac town hall, take the only road towards Châteaucourt, then Nergout. The starting point is at the car park in Nergout at the panoramic viewpoint over the lake.


The shore paths are 29 km long, but in total, the lake's surrounding paths offer about 50 km of trails. To complete the walk, you just have to stay close to the lakeside.

There are many walks to be enjoyed around the lake, with several starting points for different walks, either loops or a complete tour of the lake

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