The Bouzey lake

It is an essential part of our territory for nature lovers.

This artificial reservoir is home to hundreds of different animal and plant species. It is a must-see place in our territory for nature lovers. Walking, swimming and relaxing, it is a site not to be missed.

Built in 1882 to feed the Vosges canal, the Bouzey lake has become a real little place of paradise for a Sunday walk, a horseback ride or a trip on the water.

The walk around the lake takes less than 2 hours and is 7 km long. A perfect circuit for a jog and a privileged moment to reconnect with nature and take a step back. On foot or by renting a bike at Natur'O Vélo Bouzey, leave from the dam and return via the Chaumousey abbey. A short detour to the Comtesse pond allows you to admire the water lilies and frogs that inhabit this peat bog. During your walk, you may also have the chance to observe the horses of the Ecuries du Lac bathing.

Our fishing friends have several spots to cast their bait. A beautiful setting, a quiet day at the water's edge and beautiful fish: what more could you want?

Behind its calm and peaceful air, the Bouzey Lake also offers many diversified activities, summer and winter. This site leaves no one indifferent! It is a real place of meeting and relaxation favouring the practice of numerous leisure activities: swimming, walks, cycling, boating...

Want to take to the sea? Go to the "Roland Naudin" water sports centre behind the restaurant "La Plage" to hire a canoe or pedalo. For an introduction to sailing, head for the "Le cercle de Voile" school. You can also rent any type of boat: sailboat, optimist, fun boat, canoe... to go for a serene ride on the lake.

What could be better than simply laying your towel on the beach and doing a few lengths in the fresh water on a sunny day? There are two beaches around the lake and swimming is supervised during the summer. After a morning of swimming, enjoy a good meal on the spacious terrace with a panoramic view of the "La Plage" restaurant. On the other side of the lake, the "Exotis" restaurant will satisfy you with its delicious pizzas before you go on your excursion.

The quiet and calm atmosphere of the place will seduce you, the animals living around the lake will accompany you throughout your day: ducks, swans, frogs, muskrats and a multitude of birds will be your guides in the middle of this preserved nature.