Limousin is a water wonderland : thousands of streams run throughout our region and their pure, clear water is one of our main economic assets.
In 1950, the valley and its 8 villages were immersed and a dam was built. Vassivière became Limousin's largest lake : 1.000 hectares (over 2470 acres), 45 kms (28 miles) of shores lined with Douglas pine trees, birch and beech trees, 8 beaches, water sports (sailing, windsurfing, canoeing, waterskiing...), hiking, tennis, volleyball, soccer; mountain-biking, horseback-riding... Climb to the top of the island's lighthouse (Contemporary Art Centre), and admire the spectacular view of the gigantic lake and its ever changing colours. Follow the path that leads all the way around the lake, from village to village, and discover the area's wild and beautiful landscapes.
Saint-Pardoux is Limousin's second largest lake. Its 3 beaches allow for a wide range of outdoor activities (waterskiing, sailing, pedal-boat rides, fishing, hiking...). This vast lake , set in a hilly valley, offers a mosaic of remarkable natural habitats : dry heather moorland, wet prairie land and forests. It is a known migrating spot for birds such as black kites and ospreys.
Web : www.lacsaintpardoux.fr
A lovely place to wander, at the foot of Lissac and Chasteaux villages, 10 km / 6 miles southwest of Brive. This lake is a favourite spot for the people of Brive for many reasons. Its beauty and peacefulness are breathtaking. Vegetation is abundant here (and truffles can be found!) A 7 km / 4.3 mile pathway around the lake invites vistors on a walk and its hot, sunny beaches are a great spot to relax and get a tan (don't forget your sunscreen!) Above all, the lake is home to several top level rowing championships.
Web : www.tourismecorreze.com