Vassivière Lake in the Limousin
With its more than 47 km of rugged shoreline, Vassivière Lake is more than 1000 hectares of clear water flowing from the bowels of the Millevaches Plateau. Ageless landscapes, unspoiled spaces as far as the eye can see – so much wealth that leads you into a relaxing adventure, an unusual and genuine experience.
Live the Vassivière water adventure: canoeing, sailing, windsurfing, waterskiing, wakeboard… as well as that on land: hiking, MTB or horseriding along the shoreline path.
Unique in France, the free water taxis will take you on a discovery of this multi-faceted site.
Another way of discovering: use the greeters' great ideas and share their passion for this region.
Unmissable, Vassivière Island
Vassivière Island will transport you on an initiatory voyage where centuries have entwined to give birth, in this magic place, to the improbable marriage of the architecture of Aldo Rossi and Xavier Fabre, architects of the International Centre for Art and Landscape, and that of the old château and agricultural estate of the Vassivière family carrying traces of the Creuse stonemasons.
For the pleasure of everyone, the island is pedestrianised. One can get there on foot, in a miniature train or more impressively, by water taxi.
The International Centre for Art and Landscape
The International Centre of Art, designed by Aldo Rossi and Xavier Fabre with its iconic architecture is comprised of two "opposite and complementary" entities: a tower-lighthouse covered in forest ivy and a straight-lined gallery nestling in a prairie and pointing toward the dam. Let yourself be amazed by the works of art that dominate an exceptional, powerful and beautiful landscape and lead you to walk to the viewpoint over looking nature and the masterpieces.