Discover the Lake and Saut of Vesoles!
Situated in the nortwesth of Hérault, in the Natural Regional Park of the Haut-Languedoc, this site is located in the communes of Prémian, Riols and Fraïsse sur Agout. Here, enjoy a change of scenery by its wild beauty.
In Autumn, find here a little touch of Canada!
Heath, heather and forest surround the lake and are reflected in its deep blue waters.
Starting from Riols, the experienced hiker can go up to Vesoles by the "sentier des mille marches", also known as the "Sentier des légendes" (Path of a Thousand Steps).
This sporty hike, renowned for its plunging views of the long Bureau waterfall, offers magnificent sights. Enjoy the waterfalls and exceptional panoramas .
From the dam, the path through the rocks takes you to the Saut de Vesoles. There, the Bureau stream flows into the void and gives you a breathtaking panorama of the Jaur valley (reserved for sports enthusiasts).
Easier, the 6km (3.7miles) long "PR Lac de Vesoles" is ideal to recharge your batteries. It allows you to go around the lake and discover nature with your family.
Follow the yellow signposts. Picnic tables are at your disposal.
Our advice before leaving:
- Bring good shoes
- Take a backpack with water, a few snacks, depending on the season : jumper, windbreaker, hat, sunglasses and your mobile phone
- Remember to bring your camera
- Leave with: your hiking maps, which you can buy at the Tourist Office reception points for only 1€
Bivouacs are allowed:
In Baissescure, commune of Fraïsse sur Agout, situated to the north of the lake, there is a water point at the refuge de la Gineste. Barbecue at your disposal, water, toilets and showers.
(June 25th, 2020 - information: not accessible at the moment due to works).
Refuge de Camplanc, north of the lake: possibility to sleep there, paying. Contact: Franck 06 64 33 42 28.
For camper vans: there are no decrees in the commune of Fraïsse sur Agout forbidding parking.
Wild camping and fires are forbidden.
All navigation and swimming on the lake is forbidden in an area between the dyke and a line parallel to the dyke located 200m from the dyke, upstream and marked by buoys and EDF (electricity of france) signs on the banks.
On the rest of the lake, sailboats, sailboards and rowing boats are allowed to navigate. Swimming is not supervised and is at everyone's own risk.
Motor boats are forbidden, except those necessary for rescue and technical needs of EDF, the practice of jet-skiing is forbidden.