Located between Lons-le-Saunier and Saint-Claude, and sitting at an altitude of 430m, Vouglans Lake is like a long, winding turquoise snake slithering into the Jura mountain range, covering over 35 km and 1,600 ha. Relaxing, yachting, fishing, bathing… Here, it’s all at your fingertips. This summer paradise started life as a hydroelectric dam, constructed in Ain in 1968 and which produces 300 million kWh. This amounts to the total energy consumption for the towns of Bourg-en-Bresse and Oyonnax combined.
With its carp, pike and other pike-perch, Vouglans is well-known throughout Europe for its excellent fishing. And because happiness comes in many forms, people also flock to the numerous beaches, both well-maintained and wild, which border its banks. It has everything you need for an unforgettable picnic or a day of lazing about and bathing. Fine sand or shady lawns, from Mercantine to Sufchauffant, not forgetting Bellecin, Vouglans has every aquatic delight that you could possible enjoy. Tempted by a go on a pedalo? A boat trip to discover an isolated cove? A windsurfing or water skiing lesson? You’re not dreaming, you are simply in the heart of the Jura Mountains.
So there is plenty of relaxation, but that isn’t all. In the Bellecin area, Vouglans is sport-orientated. This site offers sports facilities and accommodation to welcome elite athletes, clubs and individuals. This is also where the French rowing teams train for the Olympic Games!