Lac des Settons in figures

366 ha Surface
586 metres Altitude
1854-1858 Construction dam

What to do at Lac des Settons

Lac des Settons is undoubtedly the most active lake. It offers a wide range of water sports such as sailing, pedalos, paddleboats, windsurfing and more. It's the ideal starting point for a hike, a mountain bike excursion or a ride on an electric scooter. And of course you can go swimming or play on the Blob jump or other inflatables.

In the water...

The ideal lake for swimming

Around the lake, there are several small beaches where you can swim in complete tranquillity. The beach on the Settons peninsula has been awarded the "Blue Flag" label, and bathing is supervised in summer. Fancy a dip in the water? Toboggans, giant buoys and other inflatables offer surprises for the more adventurous.

Lifeguard from 12/07/2024 to 18/08/2024 from 13.15 to 17.45 every day except Monday.

On the water...

Water sports

Whether you like calm, technical or thrilling activities, you're bound to find something to suit you at Lac des Settons. From stand-up paddle to jet ski, canoe, towed buoy, pedalo or sail, there's something for everyone! But don't panic, everyone has their own zone.


Fishing at Lac des Settons

A lake that combines tourism and fishing, situated a few kilometres from Montsauche Les Settons, Lac des Settons is a Mecca for fishing and water sports of all kinds.



Les Settons marina

Lac des Settons is ideal for sailing and other water sports and has a marina on the right bank, in the Baie de La Faye, at the entrance to the Presqu'île des Settons.

Provisional marina regulations 2024 (pdf)


This deserves some explanation

Let the history of the lake and the Morvan be told on board the tourist boats.

Bateau touristique « Les Settons »

Bateau touristique « Morvan »

On the ground...

Go for a hike

Walking around the lake

For those who don't like to get too wet, the 14km loop around the lake is an equally enjoyable activity, including the passage over the footbridge and the dam. There is also a 17km floating loop from the Maison des Grands Lacs to Gouloux for those wishing to explore the lake's surroundings.

Discover other walks in the region

Around the lake on two wheels

Another way to tour the lake is by bike. Mountain bike or VTC, with or without electric assistance. Or follow the guide with an electric scooter? There are also a number of mountain bike, gravel and cycle routes that pass along the shores of the lake.

Cycle routes

To hire equipment, click here!

The Tourist Office offers guided tours on Tuesday mornings during the summer holiday.

Guided tours of the Settons dam

Want to know everything about the history of the lake and dam? Then follow one of our guides and find out all about it. (French only)

Guided tours of the Tourist Office


Where to stay around the lake?

Hotel, campsite, bed and breakfast, other accommodation, ...

Make your choice

Where to eat around the lake?

A sumptuous dinner or a little snack? Find all the restaurants around Lac des Settons here.


The little extras

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