Lac de Saint-Cassien, Montauroux

Saint-Cassien lake

Only 20 min from Cannes and 30 min from Fréjus, it is the ideal place in summer to spend the afternoon away from the crowds of the seaside !

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...

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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.

Leisure activities

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

Useful links

There's a lot of talk about Lake St. Cassian on the internet! We give you some useful links to validated sites and articles for more information.

[Lien] Lac de St-Cassien – Office de tourisme du Pays de Fayence
[Article] One week in Estérel Côte d’Azur –

Advice from the tourist office

A must do !Recommended locations
Rent a canoe on the lakeBed and Breakfast 'Carpe Diem'.
Visit the Fondurane nature reservePrivate beach and snack bar are waiting for you at "La Plage" on the right side of the bridge.
Visit the village of CallianPrivate beach and snack bar are waiting for you at "La Plage" on the right side of the bridge.

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Fayence area

The Pays de Fayence (Fayence district) has many great provencal villages. All of them have a particularity such as the view from Mons or the artistic streets of Tourrettes. Do no forget to stop in Seillans that has the label of "Most beautiful village in France"

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Fayence area

North of the A8 motorway, you will find the Pays de Fayence. Saint-Cassien lake, a real oasis of freshness in the Var, awaits you! Take a break at the Lake House before visiting the villages of Bagnols-en-Forêt, St-Paul-en-Forêt or Tanneron.

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roquebrune sur argens - la bouverie


The city of Roquebrune-sur-Argens is the most westerly of the destination. It includes three districts: La Bouverie, at the foot of Gorges du Blavet; The village, overlooked by its magnificent rock, and Les Issambres, with its nautical activities by the sea.

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les adrets de l'esterel

Les Adrets de l'Estérel

Les Adrets de l'Estérel is a small town located at the extreme southeastern Var. Bordering the Maritimes Alpes, it is composed of large green forests. The town overlooks the bay of Cannes and has an exceptional view on the Lérins Islands and the Corniche de l'Estérel.

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Puget sur Argens

Puget sur Argens is a small village located in the middle of many wineries. Its commercial area, near the village, includes many shopping center. North of the village, the Bois du Defens give rise to several walks.

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Les Issambres

Welcome to Les Issambres, the district of Roquebrune-sur-Argens located on the coast. True paradise with its 8 km of beaches and creeks, this family seaside resort, already frequented at the time by the Romans, is located between the Gulf of Saint-Tropez and Fréjus-Saint Raphaël.

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ville de frejus - saint-aygulf


Frejus, located halfway between Cannes and Saint-Tropez, is at the heart of the Côte d'Azur. Based on a sandstone buttress of the Esterel massif, the town dominates the valleys of Argens and Reyran. Frejus has the appearance of a small Provencal town whose new districts extend to the sea.

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saint-raphael - massif de l'esterel


65km from Nice Côte d'Azur International Airport, Saint-Raphaël is located between Cannes and Saint-Tropez. This seaside resort on the Mediterranean coast is at the bottom of the great Esterel mountains. Saint Raphael, whose city center is by the sea, is divided into different neighborhoods that have all their characteristics and their personalities.

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