Vue sur la plage du lac de la cisba © Florent DELTORT
Vue sur la plage du lac de la cisba © Florent DELTORT

CISBA LAKE
DISCOVER

While travelling through Sévérac d'Aveyron, a stop at the Cisba lake is a must
A former open-air shale quarry, it is now the place of choice for relaxation and outdoor activities in all seasons:  fishing, swimming (supervised during one month in summer), strolling, introduction to canoeing, stand up paddle...
 

Baignade surveillée au lac de la cisba à Sévérac d'Aveyron © OT des Causses à l'Aubrac
Baignade surveillée au lac de la cisba à Sévérac d'Aveyron © OT des Causses à l'Aubrac

THE UNMISSABLE LAKE FOR YOUR SUMMER IN SÉVÉRAC-D’AVEYRON

For the joy of swimming and water activities

Cisba Lake is a privileged place for relaxation and bathing. Various works have been completed to allow you to fully enjoy the lake, in total tranquillity. There are several car parks, easing parking and accessibility. From mid-July to mid-August, you can enjoy the pleasures of the water with peace of mind, swimming is supervised!

Trees provide shade, which is very much appreciated in midsummer, and you can leave your belongings on the grass or directly on the fine sandy beach bordering the lake. 

In summer, a restaurant offers simple dishes, refreshing drinks and ice-creams, all with an impressive view of the lake, in this idyllic setting. 
 

UNUSUAL

Randoland: a fun walk for young and old

One way to discover the Lake and its surroundings with the family is to get the Randoland Lapanouse to the Cisba Lake booklet. This discovery guide offers you a 5.5 km walk (allow 3.5 hours) from the village of Lapanouse, with puzzles to solve in the form of games to amuse the whole family! From the youngest (4-6 years old) to the oldest (over 10 years old) including 7-9 year olds, children will enjoy the walk as much as the adults as the discover the history of the village of Lapanouse and the Cisba Lake in a fun way!  
Other Randoland circuits are available at the Sévérac d'Aveyron tourist office!

Aménagement lac de la cisba à Sévérac d'Aveyron © OT des Causses à l'Aubrac
Aménagement lac de la cisba à Sévérac d'Aveyron © OT des Causses à l'Aubrac
Vue sur la plage du lac de la cisba © Florent DELTORT
Vue sur la plage du lac de la cisba © Florent DELTORT

OUR RECOMMENDATION FISHING

Since 2019, Cisba Lake has also been a favourite fishing spot for amateurs. Black bass have been introduced. This mischievous fish can be caught under no-kill guidelines. The Cisba Lake is classified in the 2nd category, which permits fishing there all year round. A pontoon allows access for boats.
Buy your fishing permit from the tourist office.

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