Puy-en-Velay and its destination will not fail to amaze you in white water! Between lakes, rivers and bodies of water, the destination offers a multitude of activities and discoveries that will delight nature lovers and swimming enthusiasts.

Lac du Bouchet: A pearl of water in the heart of the volcanoes

Located about twenty kilometers from Puy-en-Velay, Lac du Bouchet is an unmissable site. This crater lake, born from a volcanic eruption more than 8 years ago, offers you an idyllic setting for swimming, picnicking or simply walking. Let yourself be charmed by its clear waters and its equipped beach, which make it a privileged place of relaxation for families.

The beaches on the banks of the Allier: an oasis of freshness

The Plage du Vivier is a true haven of peace in Monistrol d'Allier. Enjoy the fine sand and calm waters for a refreshing swim in summer. Children can have fun in the water play area, while older children can relax. A perfect place to relax after a day of sightseeing.

In Prades, a very beautiful beach at the foot of the basalt organs of the Gorges de l'Allier awaits you to spend an afternoon by the water.

Allier and Loire: for an unforgettable nature experience

Puy-en-Velay is also bathed and bordered by two emblems: the Allier and the Loire. The Allier, which has its source a few kilometers from the town, is a true paradise for lovers of fishing and white water sports. The Loire, for its part, offers you breathtaking landscapes, between gorges and volcanic plateaus with swimming spots for example in Arlempdes or Goudet.

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