The River Dronne has many natural or man-made beaches and the water runs clear and clean. Two such beaches are within 5 minutes drive; one at Renamont and the other in the local village of Lisle. They offer a safe place to bathe (the one at Lisle is supervised in High season) and there are childrens activities at them both. Renamont is located on a rural bend in the river and offers an all-day cafe and bar, loads of chade and even some table tennis.
Only 20km away is a real jewel of a lake; Lac de la Jemaye. A large shallow lake set in the pines of the Double Forest, it has supervised bathing, canoes, cafe, bar, restaurant and a lovely white sand beach. Surrounded by raised decking terraces its both picturesque and practical. We visit it regularly ourselves