The 10 places to enjoy in the AllierThe 10 places to enjoy in the Allier
©The 10 places to enjoy in the Allier|Xavier Thomas

Assaulting the Lake of Allier

The lake of Allier gathers in the same place nautical activities, bars and restaurants and a corner of nature where you can spend a whole day with your family without asking questions.

Paddle, canoe or boat?

Enjoy on the water!

The activities on the lake are numerous, you can leave in an electric boat for a small trip between two bridges but also go on an adventure in a canoe to Billy to discover its fortress. If you like strong sensations the Club Nautique has what you need with its drawn buoy!

Ahoy, Ahoy


On the banks or on the water, Lake Allier now offers a plethora of activities for a vital summer! The sailing section of the Vichy Nautical Club offers weekly training courses for children and teenagers under the supervision of an instructor, boat rental is available to independent practitioners. The wakeboard water ski section provides rope or helm tricks to facilitate the initiation of the youngest. Finally, the last activity launched by the Nautical Club, the stand-up paddle rental accompanied by advice for launching and handling. Finally, thrill-seekers can try a rousing drawn buoy session!
The Rowing Club of Vichy organizes individual introductory sessions for all audiences on stable and adapted boats. For the initiated, training courses on 4 or 8-seater boats are also available.


at the water's edge

If there is one place where you must experience a sunset it is on the banks of the Allier. Every evening of the year the sky offers you a new picture that you must take the time to experience and appreciate. To each his little corner of paradise, on the terrace of a bar or on the sunbathing time stops for a few minutes.

Fancy a Strawberry Vichy?

Our bars and restaurants

at the water's edge

The banks are animated by numerous small guinguettes where it is good to stop to drink a strawberry gingham or to taste tapas and aperitifs.


The green lane

Pedaling by the water, discovering nature in a mosaic of landscapes and heritage and tourist riches… This is the promise of the Via Allier, which will renew thenatural linkl between the river and its inhabitants.

To discover

Circuit around the lake

On foot, jogging, rollerblading, biking or even in a rosalie the tour of the lake is an unmissable stroll. This approximately 6 km walk will take you through Napoleon Park, treading the boards of the new Esplanade du Lac d’Allier up to the dam-bridge, and then along the left bank, the Centre omnisports, the racecourse, the marina and the golf course with an unobstructed view of the city.