Around Vassivière

gite ty lac plateau des mille vachesSpending time around the Lac de Vassivière means (re) connecting with nature. Just like an eyebrow, the lake highlights its enchanting environment where light changes with the time of day, season or mood. Its butterfly shape never unveils all the banks at the same time. Each has its mystery, specificity and ecosystem.

With the Lac de Vassivière, the Limousin mounts, le Plateau de Millevaches surrounded by woods, rivers, lakes and ponds the area looks like a Little Sandinavia or a Canadian landscape… even if you are more likely to come across sheep, goats or cows than reindeers or mooses.

Enjoy your stay by one of the most beautiful and biggest lakes in France!

Le Lac de vassivière

coucher de soleil sur vassivière

The Lake is an endless source of activities : all year round, you can hike, ride a horse or a bike on the 40 km of bank trails ; angle on and around the lake (pike, zander, perch, trout) ; enjoy nautical activities (boat, kayak, diving, water-skiing) or the beach (one is 200 m from Ty Lac).

Numerous festivals and events are organized throughout the year whether you have a taste for culture, sport, nature or local architecture and history.

The best site to prepare your holidays at the Ty Lac cottage is .  en fonction de la saison est the official website of the Lac de Vassivière:

Bon à noter:Note: Ty Lac is 200m from a slipway. You can also rent anchorage for a week. Ty lac also features parking space for a boat trailer.

  • The bank trail (sentier de rive): 40 km of marked trails around the lake (hiking, biking, horse riding)
  • Les landes de Mazuras: 4 or 7 km amid moorland and enchanting mounts
  • La presqu’ile de Masgrangeas : walk uphill and see almost 280° of the lake
  • Le bois de Crozat ou le Mont Crozat, also called the poets’ trail: several texts are engraved in stone along this wooden trail
  • La rigole du Diable : a trail winding aroud the river Thaurion in legendary atmosphere and colours