The bodies of water and the leisure centers of Périgord

The bodies of water a ...

Nothing like a good swim to cool off during the hot summer months ! The Périgord is a region rich in bodies of water , in which young and old can indulge in the pleasures of fishing and nautical activities .

Natural lakes, leisure centers, ponds , here you will find all the good addresses , timetables and tips for getting there, and this across the four corners of Périgord .

To go further and also enjoy the small beaches, secret and well-kept places in Périgord ... Get the book " Swimming and picnics along the water " by Matthieu Mercier, published by Arka edition. It's a real nugget to find out more about all the places to put your towel, the access conditions, the precise addresses and the best times to take a dip. Click to order the book , which can also be found in all the good bookstores and press points in the region.

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Bathing in Périgord Blanc

Lake Neufont

Not far from Périgueux and Bergerac , the Lac de Neufont is located in Saint-Amand-de-Vergt . There you will find two supervised beaches and a water slide ! Very calm and very family space, several picnic tables are arranged here and there, sheltered from the sun. Lac de Neufont also offers other outdoor activities such as beach volleyball , pétanque , play areas for children and of course the pedal boat . Fishing enthusiasts or enthusiasts will find their happiness with a space specially dedicated to this hobby: trout, carp and other (big) fish await you !! Lake Neufont is open from April to the end of October (for fishing from March to the end of September ). Be careful, work in 2021 is preventing swimming!

Gurson Lake  

It is in Villefranche-de-Lonchat that you can come and bathe in Lake Gurson and thus enjoy its beaches. The lake allows you access to many leisure sports (canoeing, paddleboarding, fishing, hiking ...) and to enjoy the pleasures of swimming . The beaches are supervised from June to September (from 11 a.m. to 7 p.m. during the summer period). In addition, access is free !

Children can have fun on the play areas , families can indulge in the joys of picnics in the shade of the trees or enjoy the restaurant area . This lake invites all its visitors to relaxation , fun and the pleasures of moments with family , couples or friends .

For more information , click here (in french)!

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Bathing in the Périgord Noir

the lake of Tamniès

In the heart of the Périgord Noir , between Sarlat and Les Eyzies-de-Tayac-Sireuil , the lake of Tamniès welcomes young and old , passionate fishermen , amateurs or professionals in a peaceful and rural setting . This lake has the Blue Flag label , a guarantee of its healthy environment! There is an entrance fee ( € 2 per person , free for children ) and there is parking . Swimming is not the only possible leisure activity in Tamniès. Fishing is also authorized in the areas dedicated to this activity. . Swimming is supervised from 11 a.m. to 7 p.m. during the summer. You must respect the swimming areas! Around the pond, there are several activities such as table tennis or the shutter . The equipment is lent free of charge by the municipality. Children will also find their happiness with several play areas . The flagship element of the Tamniès pond is the inflatable structure in the middle of the water. Each space is supervised by a lifeguard / lifeguard which is reassuring. The depth of the pond is at least 2.50 meters for the supervised area. Swimming lanes are fitted out over 3 meters to satisfy great swimmers! Our friends the animals are unfortunately not allowed, even on a leash.  

More information by clicking right here (in french) !

Tamnies pond

the ponds of Bos

Halfway between Sarlat and Montignac , meet at the Bos ponds . This four-star residential campsite has several diverse and varied activities: slides, waterfalls, inflatable games, boats, pétanque, table tennis, inflatable land games ... The Bos ponds are open seven days a week from early July to late August , the price for an adult aged 16 and over is € 10 , for children under 16 € 9 and for children under 90cm, admission is free . The credit card is not accepted! Supervised swimming takes place from 11 a.m. to 7 p.m. Fishermen also find their happiness.

Access to aquatic activities is by tokens : 1 token = 2 €, 6 tokens = 10 € and 14 tokens = 20 € . Two tokens are offered upon entering the park !! The Bos ponds breathe the joy of living, the family cocoon and outings with friends!   More information by clicking right here !

The ponds of the bos
Photo Credit - Etangs du Bos

Pebble Beach

Near Coux-et-Bigaroque , the right bank of the Dordogne is equipped to welcome visitors to take a dip. Access is free and swimming is supervised during the summer period!

There is a large parking lot right at the entrance to the beach, play areas for children , picnic and food (a food truck brings supplies for the troops and especially cold drinks!).

Vitrac Beach  

Vitrac beach, near Sarlat , is located not far from the village bridge . The beach welcomes families, couples and groups of friends to spend pleasant sunny days.

Bathe while looking at the beautiful cliffs of the Périgord Noir . The only downside: the beach is not supervised !

Vitrac Beach

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the nautical base of Trémolat  

The three-star campsite in Trémolat welcomes you to its nautical base and will delight you with its many sports, family and friendly activities .

Water skiing, pedal boats, fishing, swimming pool, canoes, kayaks, sailing, table tennis, tennis, pétanque , all in a bucolic and rural environment!

Saint-Avit Leisure  

Large pools, slides at all times, buoys, swimming pools, take advantage of the Saint-Avit Loisirs complex near Le Bugue . Spaces are suitable for young and old alike, the atmosphere is very family and friendly with a touch of exoticism. The entire aquatic complex is secure . It's a pleasure to have fun there and for the little ones to splash around!  

Groléjac lake

Not far from Domme , the Roc Percé lake in Groléjac offers its visitors a supervised swimming from June to the end of August as well as a beach allowing you to taste the pleasures of idleness.

The whole is arranged to allow everyone to spend a whole day there. Many nautical activities are offered such as pedal boats, windsurfing or even boat trips over two kilometers.

The lake is open from 1 p.m. to 7 p.m. , every day and the entrance fee is € 2 .

Jacqou Park

In Journiac , come and have fun with your family in summer, at Jacquou Parc . Two distinct areas are present: one with funfair-type rides, in a forest and shaded area, another aquatic area with water games, swimming pools and slides to have fun all day long.

Jacqou Park

Bathing in Périgord Pourpre:

Pombonne lake

Pombonne is Bergerac beach! This artificial lake is located north of the town of Cyrano where its tavern awaits you! This lake is open every day from 10 a.m. to 7 p.m. The space is very well equipped , an ideal place to sunbathe and relax with your feet in the water. There are no playgrounds for children but the setting is enough in itself to spend excellent days in Pombonne.

Aqua park

On leaving Bergerac , this leisure center is ideal for cooling off: slides, playgrounds, volleyball, mini-golf, bowling and even a wellness area . Aqua Park has everything to seduce its visitors with its 1000 square meter swimming pools.You can relax in the hamman , go canoeing, do a little sliding thanks to the many slides and challenge your friends to the many typical sports of the summer.

Bathing in Périgord Vert

The large pond of Jemaye

La Double , in Périgord Vert, is the land of water and woods in the region. Its pond is very popular with visitors, it is a fully landscaped and supervised area with restaurants, a fitness trail, fishing, hiking trails, canoes ... The parking lot is very large and free . Dogs are not allowed on the pond beach. Swimming is supervised and takes place on a perimeter delimited by plots! During the summer period, the first aid station opens from 11 a.m. to 7 p.m. The depth levels are delimited, all ages can swim (of course under the responsibility of parents). The pond has several shaded corners, the pines serve as a natural parasol. The large Jemaye pond is a great place to have fun and have fun with family, friends or as a couple.

Jamaye Jamaye

Rouffiac Leisure Center  

Located in the town of Angoisse , the Rouffiac leisure center welcomes families, couples and friends on its 42 hectare lake and its equally large natural space.

Multiple activities are offered: water ski lift, sailing, tree climbing, swimming, fishing, hiking, mountain biking ... Swimming is supervised during the summer, the base is open every day. There is something to occupy young and old in a very well preserved natural setting.


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Saint-Estephe lake

At the heart of the Périgord Limousin Natural Park , you can find the Saint-Estèphe lake. The setting is natural, wild and conducive to water activities : paddleboarding, water skiing, baby-skiing, mountain biking, hiking, archery ... Swimming is supervised every day during the summer period, from 11 a.m. to 7 p.m. entry is completely free . The strong point of this lake: it is accessible to disabled people (tourism and handicap label ).

Saint Estephe

Saint-Saud lake

The Plan d'eau de Saint-Saud invites its visitors to enjoy its equipped and supervised beaches during the summer. Awarded the Blue Flag label , the environment of this body of water is quite exceptional with unique flora and fauna, where you can practice paddleboarding , canoeing, beach volleyball, pétanque and playgrounds are suitable. to the little ones. Share these moments of conviviality with family, friends or as a couple. It is a very beautiful pond that deserves the detour!


Cuckoo Pond

Near the village of Hautefort , known for its famous castle, you can swim in the Etang du Coucou and its 6 landscaped hectares ( only in summer ). Inflatable aquatic games, bowling alley, slides, trampolines, volleyball, catapult , will amuse the whole family. You can also practice carp fishing but then release them! The pond is open from July 1 to August 31 , Tuesday to Sunday from 1:30 p.m. to 7 p.m. The prices are correct, the entry for swimming is € 1 , the entry fees for the games are € 6.50 for one entry and € 30 for five entries . There are even group rates, for large families or groups of friends .

Cuckoo Pond

Saint-Aulaye Leisure Center

The Town Hall of Saint-Aulaye has set up beaches as well as a real aquatic complex in its town. Visitors will be able to enjoy its large pool and paddling pool , its aquatic garden , its large slides and its park , while calming down peacefully on the many sun loungers . The leisure center is open from June to September ( 7 days a week from July to September ) from 10:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. and from 2:30 p.m. to 6 p.m.

Saint Aulaye

The banks of the Dronne in Lisle

In the direction of Grand-Brassac (near Montagrier ), you can see at the bridge a fitted out beach where everything is planned to spend excellent days in the water.A slide , swings , tennis courts , all supervised. days from 2 p.m. to 7 p.m. Several shops and restaurants are located not far from the lake.  


Also find all the municipal swimming pools in Périgord by clicking right here !

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