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In the Lot Valley, there are many possibilities for you to swim and cool off in complete safety, especially in summer when the sun is shining and the heat sets in throughout our destination.

Whether it's for fun with family, friends or simply swimming in peace in the middle of nature, you will be particularly charmed by the exceptional natural sites in which you will dive. Many bathing spots await you all along the Lot valley.

Family swimming in the Lot
Family swimming in the Lot
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In the river

Discover our superb bathing spots along the rivers: the simple pleasures that leave great memories! A water battle, observe small fish, look for heart-shaped pebbles, stack stones and defy the laws of balance, let yourself be lulled by the song of birds flying around, tell dragonflies and why not do it small dams?

River bathing spots
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In lake

When the weather is nice, what could be better than swimming to cool off? The Lot Valley has two bodies of water, where you can swim, participate in fishing and multiple water activities: Lac Vert in Catus and Lac Saint-Sernin in Montcuq, in Quercy-Blanc, labeled Blue Flag .

Bathe in a lake
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In swimming pool

Are you more into swimming in the large pool, paddling pool for the little ones, slides, splashing in the swimming pool or relaxing in the spa and well-being area? There is something for all your desires: covered, open or semi-open swimming pools are there so that you can enjoy a good time with family or friends. 

Swimming pools in the Lot Valley

In the river

The Lot and the Célé offer you a refreshing and relaxing swim in the heart of nature. There are many swimming spots in natural water with impeccable water quality. Between cliffs, nature and calm nothing better to enjoy our rivers: little corners of paradise as we like them!

Bathing is a right and everyone can bathe in a natural environment as long as swimming is not prohibited. However, some bathing spots are official with water quality control and sometimes even equipped and supervised beaches.

Family swim in the Célé
Family swim in the Célé
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In lake

 

THE GREEN LAKE OF CATUS 

This body of water is located very close to Catus, there is no lack of activities: supervised swimming in summer, pedal boats, canoeing, tennis, playground... Its 7 hectares of water come from the river, the Vert who gave it its name. A bar-restaurant welcomes you from May to September. Free parking and picnic tables. 

 

MONTCUQ LAKE: SAINT-SERNIN WATER BOARD 

Located in the famous village of Montcuq, the Saint-Sernin lake is accessible all year round. Like a lagoon in the heart of white Quercy, a real oasis in the minerality of white Quercy surrounded by fields of sunflowers and forest

Access to the car park is payable in season from 10:30 a.m. to 18 p.m. With its turquoise blue water, this body of water will seduce you to spend your day and even your evening there, because here everything is done to prolong your relaxation. Labeled Blue Flag, its water and its environment are recognized for their quality! Fishermen, swimmers and walkers are welcome around the body of water since everyone has their own access... Also on site, a restaurant open in the evening and a snack bar as well as picnic tables and barbecues to eat freely; and also a water games area (paying access) and stand up paddle rental for fun. Swimming is supervised there every afternoon in the summer.  

 

Body of water in Montcuq
Body of water in Montcuq
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In swimming pool

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Blue flag logo
Blue flag logo
Blue flag

The Blue Flag

Le Blue flag is a label sign of an exemplary environmental quality and a reward for the municipality which leads a policy of sustainable tourism development. The selection criteria are based on 4 main pillars:

  • environmental education,
  • the general environment,
  • water management
  • but also waste.

In our sector, 1 beach benefits from this label: Lac de Montcuq, body of water Saint-Sernin.

 

Logo Inf'eau leisure
Logo Inf'eau leisure
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Inf’eau Leisure

 

From mid-June to mid-September, Inf’eau Leisure via SYDED of the Lot presents daily information on the water quality of our rivers and bodies of water. 
 
This information is intended for swimming and water recreation. 

 

Inf'eau Loisirs: 08 05 46 46 00 (free call)

 

 

Map of water points throughout the Lot

Map of the bodies of water in the Lot
Map of the bodies of water in the Lot
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