The body of water fitted out for supervised swimming throughout the summer offers lovers of aquatic leisure activities and strollers a breathtaking view of the village perched on its promontory of basaltic columns.

One lake, several activities

Thanks to the efforts of the municipality of La Tour d'Auvergne, the lake has benefited from the Blue Flag label in 2009, and every year since 2013. In 2023, the municipality did not request the renewal of its Blue Flag label. The Blue Flag recognizes municipalities and marinas, which permanently pursue a policy of research and sustainable application in favor of a quality environment.

children's playground

family activities

At 940 meters above sea level, the Lac de la Tour d'Auvergne is an artificial body of water created in 1969 in a setting surrounded by nature. It allows all generations to indulge in many activities in a green and quiet environment.

Thus children will be able to enjoy the playgrounds made available to them, play on the beach or swim with their parents in the supervised area all summer long. The older ones can practice tennis on one of the 2 courts present, or football on the dedicated field.

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As for fishing enthusiasts, they can practice their favorite hobby by trying to catch trout or carp.

To end the day in a pleasant or sporty way, everyone will have the opportunity to walk around the lake by taking the fitness trail, for example. The whole family can stay in the motorhome area with 70 free pitches.

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The baignade

Opening hours from January 01 to December 31, 2024
Monday Open
Tuesday Open
Wednesday Open
Thursday Open
Friday Open
Saturday Open
Sunday Open
Supervised swimming from July 10 to August 27, 2023, Monday to Sunday, from 13 p.m. to 19 p.m.

A preserved environment

On the western slope of Sancy massif, the lake of the Tour d'Auvergne is laid out in a preserved natural setting. Nearby, you can follow several hiking trails on foot or by mountain bike to observe the fauna and flora of this wonderful region, but also to discover remarkable sites. For example, you can admire not far the Stone Bridge waterfalls, St. Elizabeth and Gour of horses

Fishing at the Tour d'Auvergne lake

Authorized fishing methods:

The use of maggots and other Diptera larvae as bait is authorized.
Priming is prohibited.
Fishing is permitted using a maximum of two lines.
The number of catches authorized per fisherman and per day is set at 4 salmonids.
Minimum capture size for salmonids: 23 cm.

Fishing opening period

Opening hours from March 09 to September 15, 2024
Monday Open
Tuesday Open
Wednesday Open
Thursday Open
Friday Open
Saturday Open
Sunday Open
La tour d'Auvergne camper van parking area


  • Supervised swimming in summer (schedule)
  • Free motorhome area (70 pitches)
  • Area: 5 ha
  • Maximum depth: 6m
  • Altitude: 1000 m
  • Playground
  • Picnic area.
  • Toilets
  • Fishing pond
  • Parking
  • Plage
  • Body of water
  • Showers
  • Help station
  • Coach access
  • Motorhomes allowed
  • Supervised beach
  • Wifi Internet access


The lake is located at the exit of the village in the direction of Bagnols.

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