Best lakes in Dordogne

Check out the top lakes in Dordogne, reviewed and ranked by the city’s locals
1. Saint-Estèphe
1. Saint-Estèphe
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7 local reviews
Saint-Estèphe, Saint-Estèphe
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Tracy
St Estephe lake is beautiful and has all the facilities for a great family day out. There is a safe sandy…
Janet
The lake at Saint Estèphe has its own beach and monitored swimming area. Half of it is surrounded by woodlands…
Laura
The fantastic beach by the lake, the walk around the lake and great dining facilities. Perfect for a hot…
1. Saint-Estèphe
1. Saint-Estèphe
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7 local reviews
Saint-Estèphe, Saint-Estèphe
Tracy
Tracy
St Estephe lake is beautiful and has all the facilities for a great family day out. There is a safe sandy beach for swimming, free kayak…
Janet
Janet
The lake at Saint Estèphe has its own beach and monitored swimming area. Half of it is surrounded by woodlands with easy walkable tracks and…
Laura
Laura
The fantastic beach by the lake, the walk around the lake and great dining facilities. Perfect for a hot summers day.
2. Grand Étang de la Jemaye
2. Grand Étang de la Jemaye
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4 local reviews
Grand Étang de la Jemaye, La Jemaye
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Linda
A wonderful place for anyone to spend time! In the summer it's busier as there's a beach, lake swimming and…
Fran
Huge lake with beach and snack bars/restaurant and free canoes in high season. Walk a few hundred yards away…
Lucy
Large lake with man made beach of imported sand. Lifeguard patrolled swimming area, beach volleyball court,…
2. Grand Étang de la Jemaye
2. Grand Étang de la Jemaye
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4 local reviews
Grand Étang de la Jemaye, La Jemaye
Linda
Linda
A wonderful place for anyone to spend time! In the summer it's busier as there's a beach, lake swimming and kayaking. There's a play area,…
Fran
Fran
Huge lake with beach and snack bars/restaurant and free canoes in high season. Walk a few hundred yards away from the beach and immerse…
Lucy
Lucy
Large lake with man made beach of imported sand. Lifeguard patrolled swimming area, beach volleyball court, free kayak hire for a limited…
3. Perigord Vert Aventures
3. Perigord Vert Aventures
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4 local reviews
Perigord Vert Aventures, Nontron
06 72 32 19 52
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Amanda
Great fun for all active ages. Accrobranche is the French version of an aerial adventure playground and this…
Penelope
Zip wire fun place for all the family, in the trees and by a lake.
Anja
Zip wire place and big lake for walking
3. Perigord Vert Aventures
3. Perigord Vert Aventures
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4 local reviews
Perigord Vert Aventures, Nontron
06 72 32 19 52
Amanda
Amanda
Great fun for all active ages. Accrobranche is the French version of an aerial adventure playground and this one, just ten minutes drive…
Penelope
Penelope
Zip wire fun place for all the family, in the trees and by a lake.
Anja
Anja
Zip wire place and big lake for walking
4. Le Grand Étang
4. Le Grand Étang
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4 local reviews
Le Grand Étang, Saint-Saud-Lacoussière
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Sophie
Enjoy a swim in this lovely lake, let the children play at the little beach or do a hike around the lake. Also…
Janneke
Very nice lake, also playground, picnic tables available and simple but good food at the small restaurant
Joy
A beautiful lake with free pedalos for the children, play and picnic areas.
4. Le Grand Étang
4. Le Grand Étang
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4 local reviews
Le Grand Étang, Saint-Saud-Lacoussière
Sophie
Sophie
Enjoy a swim in this lovely lake, let the children play at the little beach or do a hike around the lake. Also good area to mountainbike…
Janneke
Janneke
Very nice lake, also playground, picnic tables available and simple but good food at the small restaurant
Joy
Joy
A beautiful lake with free pedalos for the children, play and picnic areas.
5. Lac du Causse
5. Lac du Causse
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11 local reviews
Lac du Causse
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Melody
Picturesque lake with beach, safe swimming and boating activities, and a great path for jogging round the…
Sophia
It's a beautiful lake with beach, but there's also a park around it, plus sport activities.
Debbie
7 Km walk around lake. Beach and swimming and water sports
5. Lac du Causse
5. Lac du Causse
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11 local reviews
Lac du Causse
Melody
Melody
Picturesque lake with beach, safe swimming and boating activities, and a great path for jogging round the lake, about 7km
Sophia
Sophia
It's a beautiful lake with beach, but there's also a park around it, plus sport activities.
Debbie
Debbie
7 Km walk around lake. Beach and swimming and water sports
6. The Grand Etang La Jemaye
6. The Grand Etang La Jemaye
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7 local reviews
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Meg
Un beau lac pour se rafraîchir en été. // A beautiful lake to cool off in summer.
Neil
Lake beach with bar/bistro's and a beach with stunning views across the lake.
6. The Grand Etang La Jemaye
6. The Grand Etang La Jemaye
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7 local reviews
Meg
Meg
Un beau lac pour se rafraîchir en été. // A beautiful lake to cool off in summer.
Neil
Neil
Lake beach with bar/bistro's and a beach with stunning views across the lake.
7. Base de loisirs de Rouffiac
7. Base de loisirs de Rouffiac
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2 local reviews
142 Le Godoney, Angoisse
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Zoe
Rouffiac is a leisure lake where you can find a beach, children's playground, waterski and wakeboarding,…
Alexandra
This lake is at the bottom of our lane. There is a restaurant July/august. Water sports, climbing, beach. Nice…
7. Base de loisirs de Rouffiac
7. Base de loisirs de Rouffiac
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2 local reviews
142 Le Godoney, Angoisse
Zoe
Zoe
Rouffiac is a leisure lake where you can find a beach, children's playground, waterski and wakeboarding, accrobranch and other activities…
Alexandra
Alexandra
This lake is at the bottom of our lane. There is a restaurant July/august. Water sports, climbing, beach. Nice to walk or cycle around.
8. Château de Lanquais
8. Château de Lanquais
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3 local reviews
Château de Lanquais, Lanquais
Closed · Opens 10:00 AM
06 10 79 12 69
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Jonathan
Visit the castle, bathe in the lake and dine/ take a drink at Auberge Les Marronnieres. Excellent value meals…
8. Château de Lanquais
8. Château de Lanquais
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3 local reviews
Château de Lanquais, Lanquais
Closed · Opens 10:00 AM
06 10 79 12 69
Jonathan
Jonathan
Visit the castle, bathe in the lake and dine/ take a drink at Auberge Les Marronnieres. Excellent value meals. Sit outside under the shade…
9. Le Moulin Du Grand Etang
9. Le Moulin Du Grand Etang
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3 local reviews
Le Moulin Du Grand Etang, Saint-Estèphe
Closed · Opens Wednesday 11:00 AM
05 53 60 41 69
RestaurantFoodPoint of interest
Anne
Very good restaurant! Great view of the Lake with sandy beach and lots for kids to do
Sean
Fantastic food overlooking the beautiful beach lake. Booking is recommended.
9. Le Moulin Du Grand Etang
9. Le Moulin Du Grand Etang
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3 local reviews
Le Moulin Du Grand Etang, Saint-Estèphe
Closed · Opens Wednesday 11:00 AM
05 53 60 41 69
Anne
Anne
Very good restaurant! Great view of the Lake with sandy beach and lots for kids to do
Sean
Sean
Fantastic food overlooking the beautiful beach lake. Booking is recommended.