Plan d’Eau la grande la prairie is a perfect family day out for visitors to les vieilles ombres, particularly during the summer months.
Arrive at the very large car park (suitable for all vehicles including trailers ) and walk directly onto the lakeside, where the boating house is. (Dogs to be kept on the lead). The boating and sailing school is open in the summer months.
Aside from the man made 3 km lake, there’s a great area designed for bike stunts with lots of humps and hallows, basket ball and volley ball courts on concrete and sand and a huge wooden play area for children age 1-10 with a separate section for children aged 6-12.
The pretty beach area is perfect for children (no dogs allowed) as it is separated from the boating area and offers designated swimming at different depths, dependant on ability.
Situated next door is the Grand Angouleme Nautilis which has a massive indoor swimming pool and lane pool (gents will need swimming trunks not shorts) with diving and children’s areas.
Outside are slides and seating areas. It also houses an excellent skating rink, tennis badminton and squash.
This fabulous family day out is just a 35 minutes drive away from our gites.