Walk around the lake of Saint-Quentin-en-Yvelines and the leisure centre

This easy walk allows you to stroll around the lake of Saint-Quentin-en-Yvelines. The lake is located inside the leisure center of Saint-Quentin.

The lake of Saint-Quentin-en-Yvelines is the biggest lake of Ile-de-France, it is located at approximately 45 minutes of Paris, the access is rather easy by A12 and is well indicated. The lake is located inside the leisure park, the access of the cars is regulated and paying (5E by car), the car parks are numerous inside the base.

The leisure centre is a complex including golf, tree courses, sailing...

Swimming is not allowed in the lake.

The proposed walk is very simple, it follows the banks of the lake, it is quite long (8 kilometers) and accessible to all.

It is a good idea to get some fresh air on a Sunday.

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Duration: 3 h.

Porte de la digue

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Porte de la digue
One of the entrances to the park, this is where you have to pay the toll.

View on the lake

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View on the lake
The lake is quite large, it should be noted that there is practically no beach along the shore, anyway it is forbidden to swim, there is just a small paying place where fountains for children have been installed (July - September). The wave pool has been closed for some years.

The sailing center

The sailing center
You can inquire here to take lessons or to go sailing. You can also rent canoes or stand up paddle boards. Beware the reception at the sailing center is deplorable, they don't even answer emails!

One of the base's restaurants

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One of the base's restaurants
The restaurant is located next to the sailing center, the prices are affordable.

Parking

There is a large car park here.

Course in the trees

Course in the trees
One company offers a tree course, the height is interesting for adults (14m). There are several types of courses for children. The prices go from 8 E for the smallest to 22 E for the biggest. There is also a riding school on the other side.

Golf

Golf
The course runs alongside the public golf course of Saint-Quentin-en-Yvelines.

Animals in the wild

Animals in the wild
There are many animals and countless rabbits along the route.

Picnic

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Picnic
On this side of the lake there are many tables and benches for picnics. The tables are often crowded in the morning. Each community organizes its own picnic. The Asian community is very present. Unfortunately, the cleanliness of the Leisure Centre leaves something to be desired.

Health trail

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Health trail
I like fitness courses but you often find the same wooden bars and hurdles. Here, in addition to the classic instruments, there are some very fun outdoor fitness tools.

The islands

The islands
This is the most beautiful part of the lake, all along the lake there are many fishermen during the nice season.

The digue

The digue
The dam was created in 1768 by Louis XIV. The pines were planted under Napoleon III.
Departure point (Google Maps)

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