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Lorraine’s most beautiful lakes

Summer is in full swing and the temperatures are rising. If you’re a fan of relaxing and cooling off with your feet in the water, make your way to Lorraine!
Enjoy your holiday in Lorraine at one of our swimming spots, little slices of heaven surrounded by nature. Great lakes, white sandy beaches and inland seas perfect for swimming or for water sports: discover our selection of the most beautiful lakes in Lorraine.

Madine Lake in Nonsard: it’s always holiday season

Lac de Madine © B. Jamot
B Jamot © Lac de Madine

With its white sandy beach, lounge chairs, long pier on the water, beach bar, two kiosks and restaurant at the port, Madine is a 1100-hectare lake in the heart of Lorraine’s Regional Nature Park. Here, you can cool off, swim or get some sun. There’s also fishing, sailing, horseback riding, cycling, golf, mini golf and hiking. Or you can relax, enjoy a picnic and admire the sunset over the lake. Near both Nancy and Metz, take the time to unwind and enjoy a real holiday. A seaside atmosphere in the heart of the countryside!

Pierre-Percée Lake: a little part of Canada

Lac de Pierre-Percée © World Else
Lac de Pierre-Percée © World Else

Just a few kilometres from Baccarat and its crystal works, Pierre-Percée is one of Lorraine’s most extraordinary lakes. Nestled between the pines with its maple-leaf shape, the wild and mysterious lake is reminiscent of a Canadian landscape. There are plenty of water activities to enjoy on this artificial lake: canoeing, paddle boarding, fishing or hiking on the 32 km unspoilt trail around the lake.

Set sail on Stock Lake

Rhodes etang du Stock © J. MAY
Rhodes etang du Stock © J. MAY
Rhodes etang du Stock © J. MAY

This is the largest motorboating lake in Lorraine. Fans of relaxing and swimming will also find what they’re looking for at Langatte beach in Moselle. The leisure centre offers a wide variety of activities and an area dedicated to relaxation and wellness. It’s the perfect spot for a picnic or a barbecue in the grilling areas near the beach. The wild, unspoilt lake is also ideal for fishing and hiking.

Gérardmer Lake: the pearl of the Vosges

Lac de Madine © B. Jamot / M. Laurent

Surrounded by the Vosges Mountains, this glacier lake is known as “the pearl of the Vosges”. As summer approaches, Gérardmer’s ski resort gives way to water sports: swimming, paddle boarding, wind surfing, canoeing, kayaking, paddle boats or solar-powered lake cruises. Enjoy a stroll through nature on the 6 km marked trail around the lake, on foot or on an electric bike.

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