A last minute summer dip at Lac des Sapins, Beaujolais

We’d just got back from a massive road trip around Europe; 10 countries in 31 days but we still had a few days of holidays left. We ventured north of Lyon to the Beaujolais region and Lac des Sapins so we could take a dip in the eco lake. Read on if you want to know what an eco lake is and how you can visit too.

Lac des Sapins

As the summer heat of Lyon drew to an end and because we love all things hot, sunny and water, we thought it was aptly time to visit the biological pools of Lac des Sapins in the Beajoulais hills.  We visited as a day trip from Lyon and spent an afternoon swimming there althugh there are activities on offer such as sailing, windsurfing, mountain biking, volleyball, horse trekking and walks.

I’ve read there are even camping cabins there that you can rent and so would be perfect for a holiday or just a short break away as well as a day trip.

"Lac des Sapins


There are a number of restaurants and bars on site. These mostly sell pizza, baskets of chips and hot dogs etc.

We took a picnic as did many others.


All photos taken with my youngest daughter’s Nikon Coolpix S33 which is a waterproof, shockproof, 13MP point and shoot camera.

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