420ha in the heart of the Pays de Fayence
Of a particular shape, the lake of Saint-Cassien extends over 3 communes of the Pays de Fayence (Tanneron, Montauroux, Callian) and Les Adrets de l'Estérel. A real source of summer freshness, it is the most visited site in the Pays de Fayence. On this 420-hectare lake, many leisure activities are available to you: Water games, pedal boats, inflatable games, fishing, rowing, hiking, restaurants...
A nature to be preserved
Initially intended for the production of hydroelectric power, the lake has become a coveted but still fragile recreational area. It is up to everyone to respect the site, in particular its fauna and flora. On the eastern part of the lake is the Fondurane biological reserve managed by CEN Paca, the conservatory of natural areas of Provence Alpes Côte d'Azur.
The lake is the perfect place to have fun with family and friends. Here are 5 suggestions of activities available on site and in the surrounding area (only in season)
- Rent a Kayak / Canoë : getting a tan while working out! It's the best way to explore the lake in total freedom.
- Spend the afternoon at the lake beach : sunbathe while the children play safely on the inflatables (to the right of the bridge)
- Pedal boat rental : it's ideal for a quiet swim in the secluded areas of the lake
- Horse riding - Discovery of the Lake around the lake
- Paddle : take the time to visit the lake at your own pace
Fauna and FloraLake Saint-Cassien is a protected natural area where nature is king. A real fishing spot, it is distinguished by the presence of big fish. From playful surface bleak fishing to float-tube fishing, Lake Saint-Cassien is a favourite destination for anglers ! On the eastern part of the lake is the Fondurane Biological Reserve, home to a wide variety of birds (over 180) as well as the Cistude d'Europe, the Swallow, one of the three stations of the Faux Chêne Liège and the Chêne chevelu.
Advice from the tourist office
|A must do !||Recommended locations|
|Rent a canoe on the lake||Bed and Breakfast 'Carpe Diem'.|
|Visit the Fondurane nature reserve||Private beach and snack bar are waiting for you at "La Plage" on the right side of the bridge.|
|Visit the village of Callian||Private beach and snack bar are waiting for you at "La Plage" on the right side of the bridge.|
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