Lac du Val Joyeux

Centre  >  France

Below Château-la-Vallière, at the foot of a wooded hill, this vast lake of 36 ha is nice to walk around and good for easy birding.

Most recent update 31 October 2020
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The Lac du Val Joyeux stretches for nearly 36 hectares in the middle of the Château-la-Vallière forest. It is fed by the waters of the "La Fare" river. The site is nice and green and is leisure base. It is possible to walk around the lake (6 km), in the shade of the century-old oak trees of the forest. A nice walk that brings plenty of birds. Because many people use the lake for recreation and swimming, bird watching is best done here outside the holidays or early in the day.


Français: Le lac du Val Joyeux s'étend sur près de 36 hectares au milieu de la forêt de Château-la-Vallière. Il est alimenté par les eaux de la rivière "La Fare". Le site est agréable et verdoyant et constitue une base de loisirs. Il est possible de se promener autour du lac (6 km), à l'ombre des chênes centenaires de la forêt. Une belle promenade qui amène plein d'oiseaux. Parce que les gens utilisent le lac pour les loisirs et la baignade, l'observation des oiseaux est préférable ici en dehors des vacances ou tôt dans la journée.



Parking à proximité/parking close to the lake.

Terrain and Habitat

Wetland , Beach , Scattered trees and bushes



Circular trail


Is a telescope useful?

Can be useful

Good birding season

Spring , Autumn

Best time to visit



Wide path

Difficulty walking trail


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Birdwatching hide / platform


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