With a surface of more than 160 acres, the Bois-Joalland lake is the most important body of water. You can easily park on its shores, route du Bois-Joalland. You will also find a caravan park nearby. The path around the lake is about 1,9 miles long and offers varied views. A rowing and sailing center stands on one side of the lake, and at the far end, a BMX track gets the adrenaline pumping. Slightly set back from the route du Bois-Joalland, a wooden playground with ropes to climb has been built.
Three other lakes await you not far from there: the ponds of Québrais, Guindreff and a little pool called La Belle Hautière, almost hidden by trees. Several starting points for walks are possible. You can park either at a car park route des Bassins, between the Québrais and Guindreff lakes, or route de Guindreff, near the crossroads with rue Guy de Maupassant.
The footpaths around and between these lakes offer loops as long –or as short- as you wish. You will enjoy the calm, as there are only a few anglers and walkers along the peaceful shores. Ducks, geese and moorhens dabble in the water, sometimes you can watch a couple of crested grebes… You might even be lucky enough to see a kingfisher flit by.
These lakes definitely look as though they have been there forever… but just over a century ago, they did not exist! They were created in order to resolve a problem which weighed heavily on 19th century Saint-Nazaire: drinking water supply.