- Water Games, pedalos, inflatable games
Originally intended for the production of hydroelectric energy, the lake has become a much-appreciated spot for enjoying leisure activities. Yet, it still remains fragile and visitors are kindly asked to keep this in mind and to respect not only the site but also its flora and fauna.
Leisure activities and Eating
Tél. 04.93.60.67.38 – www.resto-lelac.webs.com
Tél. 06.85.08.57.97 – www.lesarbousiers.eu
Tél. 04 94 39 10 67
Tél. 04 94 84 74 56 –
Lake Fact Sheet : > area: 420 hectares > Length from north to south: 7 kms > Width from east to west: 3,5 kms > Maximum capacity : 60 .000.000 m3
On the east side of the Lake is the Fondurane Ecological Reserve. Managed by CEN Paca (Provence Alpes Côte d’Azur Nature Conservatory), the reserve shelters a wide variety of birds (182 different species observed) as well as pond terrapins, Red-rumped swallows, forged cork oaks and turkey oaks.
The site is accessible to all the family and after walking around the reserve for half an hour, you can watch the many species that nest in this part of the lake from the observatory.
Access to the lake
> By motorway A8 (from Aix or Nice) : Exit 39 « Fayence/Les Adrets » then take the direction of Montauroux. The beaches on the St. Cassien lake are visible all along the road.
> From Draguignan/Pays de Fayence : Take the Draguignan road (D562) in direction of Montauroux.
> From Grasse : : Take the Grasse road (D2552) in the direction of Montauroux.
The lake is remarkable for fishing of all kinds, but especially carp, predatory and large fish, of which there are many fine examples concealed within its waters. From bleak fishing on the surface to using float-tubes, Saint-Cassien lake is a Mecca for all anglers!
The lake was created in 1966 and is the result of the construction of the dam on the Biançon river, a tributary of the Siagne, on the border between the Var and Alpes Maritimes departments. The role of the dam is mainly to produce electricity but also to provide water to the inhabitants of the Var and the west of the Alpes-Maritimes. It also plays an important role in flood control.
Dam Fact Sheet : > height : 66 metres > Length : 210 metres