Lakes in amazing surroundings
In the south of the Tarn département there's just as much fun to be had at the vast Lac des Saints Peyres and Lac du Laouzas, a rather eccentrically shaped lake in the heart of the Haut Languedoc Regional Nature Park.
In the Pyrenees, the Lac de Génos-Loudenvielle sits in the bottom of the Louron Valley against a backdrop of one of the most famous concentrations of Pyrenean peaks. You can glide over the surface of its deep blue depths in a canoe, dinghy or pedal boat.
In the Lot département, the Lac du Tolerme is a beautiful blue 38-hectare lake in the middle of rolling meadows and mature trees, where you can have fun canoeing, boating and rowing.
In Tarn et Garonne, head for the Saint Nicolas de la Grave reservoir : at the confluence of the Rivers Tarn and Garonne near Moissac, this is a Mecca for water sports in Midi-Pyrénées (sailing, wind surfing and kayaking instruction and motor boats), in addition to being a bird reserve.
Lastly, Occitania / Pyrenees-Mediterranea is the only place where you can try the unique experience of diving in the vasques du Quercy, the sapphire-coloured waters that emerge from the underground rivers of Lot.
In most cases, the lakes of Occitania open to water sports are also places you can swim, either in a separate swimming area or in a swimming pool at the lakeside.
Millau, Rodez and Moissac are Great Tourist Sites.