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The lake of Chalain

The lake of Chalain is the largest natural lake in the Jura

The lake of Chalain is a tourist lake where swimming is possible in summer. At the end of the lake you can visit the Domaine de Chalain which is a small tourist complex with restaurants, stores and campsites. It can be the starting point for several hikes along the lake or up the cliffs surrounding the lake. The entrance to the domain is not free in July and August (4,5 euros per car for the day).

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The shores of the lake

The shores of the lake
The Domaine de Chalain is a small tourist complex located at the end of the lake. The entrance is paying during the vacations (July-August)

The lake of Chalain

The lake of Chalain
The lake of Chalain is a lake of glacial origin surrounded by cliffs of 70 meters. The water is turquoise and swimming is very pleasant.

The beach

The beach
There are not many beaches along the shores.

Le chemin

Le chemin
The path allows access to the campsite.

Feed channel

Feed channel
For a tourist lake, we could reach a water arrival a little more highlighted. One has the impression to have a sewage discharge in the lake.

The hikes

The hikes
From the Domaine de Chalain several hikes are possible either around the lake or up to the cliffs.

Along the lake

Along the lake
Walking along the shores you can see the lake.

Adventure course

Adventure course
At the end of the lake there is an adventure course in the trees. It is mostly open during the months of July and August.

Hiking

Hiking
The path along the lake is shaded. It is not very interesting.

The shopping center

The shopping center
There are several stores and restaurants. Be careful if you come out of season there is nothing open.

Doucier Beach

Doucier Beach
There are three beaches around the lake, all of which are chargeable during the July-August period. The beach of Doucier is a bigger beach than the one of Domaine de Chalain.

Other walks