Share a picnic with the family, take a hike with friends, or simply come and take some fresh air at the water's edge, in Aveyron! Maybe you can even make a splash!

The lakes around Villefranche de Rouergue, in Aveyron

When we say “Lakes in Aveyron”, we immediately think of the Lévezou lakes, Pareloup, Villefranche de Panat or Pont de Salars, but no! In the Bastides and Gorges of Aveyron, our lakes are the perfect place to share beautiful moments! Between Aveyron and Tarn-et-Garonne, our lakes offer you nature, tranquility and activities!

A hike accessible to the whole family around the

Lake Bannac in Martiel

In the town of Martiel and Promilhanes, Lake Bannac, which covers more than 22 hectares, will be a change your playground very friendly for everyone nature lovers and a 4 km trail allows you to go around the lake: the path is accessible on foot and by bike.

Good to know: this place is also called the bird lake

On your way, tall grass flying in the wind, hundred-year-old trees, flowers of the causse... Stop on the dike, to To watch the birds… Hush, no noise, but don't forget your binoculars!

The lake is also classified in category 2 for fishermen, remember to bring your fishing license and your bait!

It's almost noon, come and have a drink at bar-restaurant du camping ! And for the picnic? Tables are available at the water's edge, take advantage of them!

Come and get some fresh air at

Lac du Saubeyre in La Fouillade

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La Fouillade Lake

At La Fouillade, the body of water measures 1.8 hectares. It is the playground of fishing enthusiasts and Sunday hikers. In the shade of the trees, you can stroll, read a book and recharge your batteries.

Around the lake, let yourself be carried away by a poetic atmosphere as you follow the panels illustrated with photos and poems on the themes of nature, animals and friendship. Savor the calm and serenity of this moment.

On site, a camping will allow you to pass a pleasant holiday!

Fishing at Lake La Fouillade

For families

Take advantage of the playground at the start of the walk!

In the heart of nature

Morlhon Lake

A few kilometers from the town of Villefranche de Rouergue, Lake Morlhon has been laid out so that you can spend a pleasant time in the green !

On site, fishermen will find what they are looking for! Of the picnic tables are set up to share a meal with friends or family. Athletes will be able to exercise thanks to the free access apparatus and petanque !

The motorhomes can park easily.

A leisure area for young and old

Lake Parisot

A few kilometers from Aveyron, in Tarn et Garonne, the Parisot lake will allow you to take a breath of fresh air and amuse your little wolves!

The lake is bordered by a small paved road of about 1.5km very pleasant for take a walk chatting with friends or family. On site you will find:

  • picnic tables
  • a safe play area for children
  • a skate park
  • a basketball and tennis court
  • a tavern and a campsite

In summer, enjoy the equipped and supervised bathing area et inflatable water games (access and paid activity). Put yourself in idleness mode at the beach!

And to learn more about the fauna and flora of the lake, its inhabitants and its secrets, follow the explanation panels and download the discovery booklet “Roger the broach”.

The site is also fishing area, with launching ramp and handi-fishing access.

An ideal place for a picnic:

The Privezac lake

This 5 hectare lake in in the heart of the Aveyron countryside, very enjoyable to picnic at the water's edge, is located a few kilometers from our territory. On site, you will find:

  • a pétanque court
  • children's games
  • drinking water points and toilets
  • campsite nearby

Fishing enthusiasts will be delighted to spend some quiet time there.
bird lovers, keep your eyes peeled! The ponds are listed by the LPO as a refuge area.

Your multi-activity lake:

The Val de Lenne in Baraqueville

Less than an hour from Villefranche de Rouergue, the Val de Lenne lake in Baraqueville offers a variety of activities ! With its 17 hectares, the shores of the lake will be a wonderful playground for all: canoe Kayak, archery or, sailboard… On site you will find:

  • a picnic area with toilets
  • a snack
  • a city stadium

In summer, you can take a dip in thesupervised bathing area.

Frequently Asked Questions

Where to swim in a lake?

Around Villefranche de Rouergue, the lakes with authorized and supervised swimming in summer are those of Parisot and Val de Lenne in Baraqueville.

Are there camping opportunities near the lakes?

Yes, several campsites welcome you near lakes and rivers for stays in the great outdoors. Find the list here.

What are the regulations regarding fishing on the lakes of Aveyron?

To find out more about the regulations in force, we invite you to consult the website of the Aveyron Fishing Federation.

Are there hiking trails or circuits around the lakes?

Yes, you can take two circuits:

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