Swimming Lakes

Who needs a pool when you can swim in the beautiful fresh water lakes of the Dordogne ?

Lake of St Saud la Coussiere

5 miles from the house is the lake St Saud la Coussiere near the village of St Saud.

Excellent for swimming , from a sandy beach,with a life guard present for the children’s area. There is also an adventure playground and a bar/restaurant near the lake. Toilets and showers facilities are also available near the lake.

A lovely place to  picnic at the tables under the trees especially as the sun goes down over the lake.

Lake of St Estephe

6 miles away is the larger, popular lake of St Estephe. Here there is a beach area supervised by life guards, free loan of canoes and kayaks, a children’s play area, picnic tables under the trees,cafes, exercise machines, marked footpaths and an ingenious way to cross the water! You could also take a short , shady  nature walk to the Rocking Rock which stands beside a gurgling stream.

Tourist information office, toilets and showers are also available.

And wild swimming!

If you want to be more adventurous ask us about places to swim in rivers and pools under waterfalls.