Water Activities in the French Alps
The Alps are home to some beautiful areas for watersports. Take advantage of the scenic natural lakes, family-friendly swimming spots and man-made watersports areas, and enjoy the mountains from a whole other angle. Enjoy a wide variety of sports, find inspiration and ideas below.
Natural swimming spots
There’s nothing like the feeling of swimming in a natural lake in the French Alps. Combloux has a beautiful ecological lake perfect for family swimming, or try Lac Flumet near Notre Dame de Bellecombe or the Lac aux Dames in Samoëns, which forms part of an outdoor swimming complex. Get more ideas on our blog.
There are several natural lakes in the Alps that offer sailing for your summer holidays. For example, on Lake Annecy (the purest lake in Europe) there are several sailing clubs offering lessons - or for you can rent a boat with a driver! The Maurienne Valley also has various lakes.
Or head to Lac aux dames in Samoens which form part of the large swimming complex. In the summer they offer various sailing courses.