|Home | Weather | Search | Maps | Images of Burgundy | About Burgundy | Our Contributors | Press | Contact Us|
|Travel | Accommodation | Restaurants | Gourmet Traveller | Towns | Property | The Grapevine | Mind, Body & Spirit|
Lakes of the Morvan
There’s an abundance of natural lakes dotted all around in the Morvan Natural Park but the large reservoirs are areas of outstanding beauty surrounded by woodland and forest. There are six in total, offering fishing, water sports and relaxation areas for bird watching, walking, riding and mountain biking. For specific cycling routes see Cycling - Secret Burgundy.
Lac de Chamboux
The smallest of the reservoirs in the Morvan (75 hectares), this was built in 1985 to supply water to the Saulieu region. It’s a particularly good spot for bird watching.
Lac de ChaumeCon
Completed in 1935 on the River Chalaux, a tributary of the Cure, the lake covers an area of 200 hectares. Water sports are popular, plus walking, fishing and mountain biking.
Lac du Crescent
The Lac du Crescent regulates the water in the River Yonne and hence the Seine preventing flooding in Paris. Constructed in 1933, (165 hectares) built on the Cure and the Chalaux rivers, it is ideal for sailing, walking and fishing.
Lac de PannEciere-Chaumard
The largest lake in the Morvan with a surface area of 520 hectares, this is the richest lake in fish, particularly perch and pike. It lies on the River Yonne and regulates the hydrological system of the Seine basin. The dam is the largest of its kind in France. Water sports are popular.
Very tranquil, Lac St.Agnan supplies drinking water to
about 30 towns and villages.
Lac des Settons
Artificial lake completed in 1861 (360 hectares) to improve logging operations on the Rivers Cure and control the flow of water on the Cure and Yonne in times of drought.
Now tourism is the main attraction here with a lively centre for water sports. See Kid's Stuff for information on Teensbox discount vouchers for canoeing, sailing and white water rafting etc.