A trio of exceptional lakes
Just an hour from Paris, here’s a centre dedicated to outdoor leisure pursuits, covering 1,300 hectares, 650 of them lakes. There are three lakes in total. Les Deux Amants is all about leisure pursuits, with beaches with lifeguards, crazy golf, volleyball and boule pitches, plus parts for watersports, with canoes, pedalos and waterskiing. Le Mesnil Lake is principally for sports clubs and school and youth activities, including canoeing, sailing and rock-climbing. As to La Grande Noé Lake, it’s a reputed ornithological reserve, on an important route for migrating birds. The centre is also home to an 18-hole golf course, where you can practise your swing while viewing the Seine.