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“A secret gem.”

Lac Jemaye Regional Park
Ranked #1 of 1 things to do in La Jemaye
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Dordogne, France
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57 reviews
22 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 37 helpful votes
“A secret gem.”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 March 2014

It is no surprise the French locals, young and old use this area in large numbers as they know how good it is. You don't see too many English, but only because they don't know about it.
The walks are good for all ages. For the young there are exercise structures of various types, ie, chin ups, sit ups etc spaced out as you walk through the nature trail. There are hides for you to watch the wild life, this includes turtles during the right dates. The trail itself is easy going, pleasant and interesting.
There is a fair sized beach used for sports and swimming with volley ball and loungers. Fishing though I have no information regarding licenses and day permits. Free Kayaks with buoyancy vests supplied. You need to get there fairly early if you want to use one of the picnic tables as the French love to eat here and will set up at a atble for the day.
There is a large restaurant / bar, a few cafes and bars. Clean toilets, lots of parking and more walks that I haven't tried yet.
A sensible one way system in and out keeps the traffic seperated on the narrow roads.
This is an ideal place for a family to spend a day in good weather.

Visited August 2013
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  • Dutch first
  • English first
  • French first
  • Any
English first
Market Harborough, United Kingdom
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68 reviews
29 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 19 helpful votes
“Lovely easy walking”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 October 2013

This is a very popular amenity for good reason. There is plenty of parking, a clean sandy beach at the lake-side, play areas for children and decent snack meals available. But the beauty of it is that just a few minutes walk gets you into the lovely quiet woods, no feeling of crowds, just totally peaceful. In fact we walked all the way round the lake, a distance of several miles, and after the first few minutes we saw no-one. There is a well-positioned hide to watch birds, and the paths are clearly way-marked. And actually, although the beach area can be a little crowded it is lovely to see whole families out enjoying the simple pleasures of sand, water and woodlands.

Visited July 2013
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france
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42 reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 21 helpful votes
“Wow this place gets better and better”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 7 September 2013

Such a range of things to do here
It has been invested in
It has safe play areas
Plages. New sand ! Canoes lifeguards lovely walks good parking
A day out. Snacks and restaurant and souvenir shop
Good day out for families
Busy in August but get there early

Visited August 2013
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Exeter, United Kingdom
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284 reviews
100 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 98 helpful votes
“Lovely lake, worth a visit!”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 29 August 2013 via mobile

We are staying in lisle and drove to this lake. It is a really nice lake with a built in beach. There are kayaks and paddle boards for free, we had a great time! There is a lot of green space surrounding it so you can take a picnic, or there is a bistro which I can't comment on because we didnt use it. Would recommend to families with children! There's also a great play park for children, and parking is free

Visited August 2013
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Chalais, France
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4 reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
“Summer visit to Lac Jemaye”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 27 August 2013

The annual pilgrimage to lac Jemaye would not be complete without a swim to the pontoon, but.... it was not there this year.
Everything else was there to be enjoyed

Visited August 2013
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